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Kythira Bay

In love with Kythira

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Kythira
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 395.- per person (excluding flights)
Kythira is hidden gem nestled in the southern region of the Peloponnese, known as the birthplace of the love goddess, Aphrodite. I’s a peaceful island where you’ll find picturesque white houses with charming blue shutters, creating a timeless ambiance that invites you to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the north, green mountains and enchanting waterfalls await and you can explore hidden coves. Journey further to the south and discover the remnants of medieval castles that transport you back in time, evoking a sense of intrigue and wonder.
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Day 1 – Ferry to Kythira

Take the ferry and head to the peaceful island of Kythira, a hidden gem awaiting your arrival. As you step foot onto the island, the refreshing sea breeze carries the fragrant aromas of thyme and sage, inviting you into a world where time seems to have paused. Here you’ll find the quintessential Greek image of the Cyclades, white houses adorned with traditional blue shutters and vibrant bougainvillea. There are no large resorts here, allowing you to experience the true essence of the island, and you will sleep in a homely apartment that is decorated in a traditional island style.

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Days 2-3 – Out and about with an islander & free time

Today you’ll delve deep into the heart of Kythira’s countryside as you join a knowledgeable English-speaking local guide, who has had a long-lasting love affair with Kythira and knows the island as well as anyone. Together, you will venture off the beaten path, discovering remote villages and stepping into the hallowed halls of Greek Orthodox churches that are seldom open to visitors. Learn everything about daily life on the island, delving into its captivating history and embracing its cherished traditions. Along the way, you will also get to taste the local flavours that will be sure to fill your heart with joy.

The rest of your time here is yours to relish as you fall in love with the island at your own pace. Head to Mylopotamos, one of Kythira’s oldest and most picturesque villages, nestled in green natural surroundings. Just a short ten-minute jaunt from the village, you’ll discover the mesmerizing waterfall of Fonissa. At its base, small crystalline lakes form, creating an enchanting ambiance that feels straight out of a fairy tale. Alternatively, head south to the stunning pebble beach of Kaladi, hailed as one of Kythira’s most exquisite coastal treasures.

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Day 4 – Departure from Kythira

Your romance with Kythera is now ready to come to an end, unless you prefer to book some extra time there. You can just let your travel specialist know. When it is time to leave, take the ferry to the Peloponnese and drive 4.5 hours to Athens, or enjoy the area a little longer and try the Ouzo in Nafplion.

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Accommodation

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In love with Kythira

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Greece Kythira canyoning
Option
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Kythira – canyoning tour

  • Price:
    From £ 78.- per person
  • Included:
    Guided canyoning tour through the Kakia Lagada gorge

Today you will venture out for an active afternoon canyoning, immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the Kakia Lagada Gorge, also known as the Evil Gorge. Canyoning is a thrilling combination of climbing, abseiling, and hiking along rivers, perfectly suited for this remarkable region. Your experienced guide will lead the way, ensuring your safety throughout the journey. As you traverse the gorge, you’ll encounter thrilling abseiling opportunities with descents reaching a maximum height of 10 meters, so it is also fine for beginners, just as long as you are fit and up for it! After all the adventure, cool down with a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters of the sea.

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Greece Kythira people kayaking
Option
2

Kythira – kayak tour

  • Price:
    From £ 65.- per person
  • Included:
    Guided kayak tour to explore sea caves and idyllic sandy beaches

Today you will head out to sea on an unforgettable kayaking tour. Before setting off, your experienced English-speaking guide will provide a brief instruction, ensuring you feel confident and comfortable navigating the kayaks. You’ll paddle at a relaxed pace and keep to small group, stopping off to explore secret sea caves and discover idyllic sandy beaches. Take the time to bask in the peaceful ambiance. After a couple of hours, you will head back to your starting point, reflecting on the remarkable experiences you’ve had along the way.

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Sipping Ouzo in Nafplion

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  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 258.- per person (excluding flights)
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