Kythira has fine beaches, lovely villages and good food (but not good wine). The town of Kythira has a fine setting, with a Venetian castle and a lovely view over Kapsali. The hidden medieval capital of Paleochora is worth visiting and the village of Milopotamos is charming, offering delicious apple pies beside a stream with fine white ducks. The island also has a number of ravines which shelter figs and bananas. Australian is widely spoken and there is a Qantas office.
Area: 277 sq km
Coastline: 118 km
Highest point: 506m (Mermingaris)
Visitor capacity: 2,189 (32 hotels, 1 campsite)
Access: Flights – Kythira, Sea – Neapoli (1 hour)