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Kythira is an island located in the Ionian Sea in Greece. It lies off the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese and is part of the Ionian Islands. It has an area of about 300 square kilometers and a population of about 3,000 people.

Kythira is renowned for its stunning scenery and beautiful beaches, making it a popular destination for tourists. The main town of Kythira is the port of Kapsali, which is located on the eastern side of the island. There are several other villages and hamlets on the island, including Agia Pelagia, Potamos, Diakofti, and Karavas.

Kythira has a rich history and has been a part of many civilizations throughout the centuries. The island was first settled by the Mycenaeans in the 13th century BC, and later by the Dorians. In the 5th century BC, Kythira was part of the Athenian Empire. In the 2nd century BC, the island was conquered by the Romans and remained under their rule until the fall of the Byzantine Empire in the 15th century.

In the 16th century, Kythira was occupied by the Venetians and then by the Ottomans in the 17th century. It was liberated from the Ottomans in 1821 and became part of the newly formed Greek state.

Kythira is a beautiful and tranquil island, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Its stunning beaches, ancient ruins, and traditional villages make it a popular destination for tourists.

Excursion tips for a day in Kythira

As a tourist in Kythira, Greece, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this stunning island paradise. Here are some of the best things to do in Kythira in a day:

1. Explore the charming villages of Kythira, such as Kapsali and Mitata.
2. Visit the 16th-century Venetian castle in Kapsali.
3. Admire the stunning views from Avlemonas, a picturesque village overlooking the sea.
4. Take a boat tour to explore the beautiful coastline and nearby islands.
5. Visit the historical sites of Paleochora and Diakofti.
6. Explore the stunning beaches of Fyri Ammos and Kaladi.
7. Take a hike in the lush vegetation of the Mylopotamos Gorge.
8. Sample the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the area.
9. Spend an evening in the lively town of Chora for some nightlife.
10. Visit the Byzantine monastery of Agia Moni.

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The climate in Kythira

Kythira in Greece has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. In winter, temperatures range from an average low of 8°C to an average high of 15°C, with occasional rains and occasional snowfall in the higher elevations. Spring brings mild temperatures and increased rainfall, with an average low of 12°C and an average high of 22°C. In summer, temperatures range from an average low of 20°C to an average high of 33°C, with very little rainfall. Autumn brings mild temperatures and increased rainfall, with an average low of 14°C and an average high of 28°C. Overall, Kythira's climate is mild and pleasant throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Kythira

Our weather forecast for Kythira helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 34.8 °C
min: 26.3 °C
16.2 m/s
33.8 m/s
0.2 %
24.1 m
51.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 35.0 °C
min: 26.3 °C
25.2 m/s
47.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
43.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 34.5 °C
min: 26.4 °C
37.8 m/s
76.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
35.8 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 25.8 °C
29.9 m/s
45.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
41.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 28.1 °C
23.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
40.5 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.6 °C
min: 27 °C
33.8 m/s
52.2 m/s
11.3 %
24.1 m
52.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 25.8 °C
40.3 m/s
58.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
50.5 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 25.1 °C
28.1 m/s
44.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
48.7 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 24.9 °C
23.4 m/s
42.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
54.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 24 °C
33.5 m/s
49.3 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 23.4 °C
29.2 m/s
38.2 m/s
0.3 %
24.1 m
65.4 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
28.4 m/s
42.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
59.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 24.2 °C
35.3 m/s
49.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.9 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Kythira

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Scheduled ship calls in Kythira, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 LE BOUGAINVILLE 08:00 am 10:00 pm

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