Kythera, or Cerigo is an idyllic island lying opposite the south eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula. It is traditionally listed as one of the seven main ionian islands. Administratively belongs to the islands regional unit which is part of the Attica Region. For many centuries while naval travel was the only means for transportation the island possessed a strategic location. From ancient years until the middle 19th century Kythera was a crossroad of merchants, sailors and conquerors. As such it has had a long and varied history and has been influenced by many civilisations and cultures.
Many people every year visit the island of Love, the island of Aphrodite according Isiodos. Todays it’s population hovers 4.500 people.
Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the 300 churches from the byzantine era as well bridges and schools from the British era. The museums, castles and Kythera’s Historical Archive will take visitors back to another time and introduce them to hidden treasures. Many visitors came to Kythera only for holidays and stay for all their life.
Many artists, painters and poets have been inspired during the centuries from this idyllic island. It’s time for you to get inspired by this idyllic island.
Come to Kythera, come to the lovely little tows, to the astonishing deserted beaches, to the old legends and the traditional way of the island.