If you’re fortunate enough to spend some time in Kythera, its beachlife is an unforgettable experience. For the few summer weeks each year, visiting our beaches is indisputably – the highlight of the year for most visitors.

Kythera also has the reputation as having some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. But most beaches on Kythera have pebbles. If you buy water shoes, and rent a lounge chair, the pebbles really aren’t a problem.

The exception to this is Diakofti. It’s fine golden sand and seabed truly resemble a tropical beach. And because of this, it is naturally the number one repeat destination for children and families. This is our Island’s gem.

Staying with us at Kythera Beach at Diakofti makes your visit much easier. After your morning swims, you’re ready to discover a handfull of some 80 villages on the island.

Water sports are popular on our island. Windsurfing, snorkelling, jet and water skiing, parascending, boat trips, scuba diving, and sailing can be found around the island.

The island of Celestial Aphrodite

Discovering the island is a must and don’t forget there are only 4 other villages that are actually located on the coast, besides Diakofti. These are Avlemonas, Platia Amos, Kapsali, and Agia Pelagia.

More on Kythera, also known as CERIGO, the island of Celestial Aphrodite and Love. It is situated in the southern part of Greece, between southern Peloponnese and Crete.

It is a mountainous island with many valleys that end up at the sea, forming many small enchanting beaches. The island’s beaches stretch around the 280 sq. km island. It is rich in vegetation, especially in the northern and western parts of the island. The island has a Mediterranean climate, with considerable humidity and strong winds, especially in the winter.

There are numerous springs which flow all the year round. Kythera has a population close to four thousand inhabitants. Its small villages number close to 70.

The island is administered by its municipality which, together with the Community of Antikythera, the neighbouring island of the same name, comes under the Kythera Province, which forms part of the Piraeus Prefecture.


Kythera has a rich cultural heritage, with so many people having come and gone. Their monuments reveal their history and time. The island’s architecture is based on the styles and elements of the Venetians, and also of crete and mani.

The Historical Archive of Kythera, which is currently housed in the Castle of the island’s capital Hora, has the second largest archive after that of Corfu, with documents dating back to the 16th century.

Overall, Kythera is famous for its pristine beaches, mythological connections, natural beauty, local produce, cultural heritage, peaceful atmosphere, and traditional festivals, making it a unique and captivating destination in Greece.

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