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A Taste of Kythira
Book this one day tour from Neapoli to Kythira and experience a taste of the island through the eyes of the locals.



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Price:

5 Hours

  • 1-3 Passengers by Taxi: €260
  • 4-7 Passengers by Minivan: €290
  • 8-15 Passengers by Minibus: On Request
  • 16+ Passengers by Coach: On Request

8 Hours

  • 1-3 Passengers by Taxi: €380
  • 4-7 Passengers by Minivan: €410
  • 8-15 Passengers by Minibus: On Request
  • 16+ Passengers by Coach: On Request

 

After joining the ferry "Porfyrousa" in Neapolis (ticket not included), you will travel to the port of Diakofti, Kythira, where you meet our representative. Here we will board the coach and begin our tour of Kythira with the monastery of Our Lady Myrtidiotissa. The monastery is located to the west of Kythira, at the end of a wonderful journey that has a rich alternation between wild cliffs and green vegetation. Our tour will take in the grand monastery with it's imposing steeple built of porous stone, which stands 25 metres high. Inside the monastery, you will see the 10 marble columns that support the roof of the church, which were found intact 200m away from the church during the period that it was being built, the Tourkalas (Turkish woman's) wax candles, whose child was saved by the Virgin Mary, and most importantly the miraculous gold icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa (the Virgin Mary). We will also have a chance to visit the small museum at the Monastery before returning to the coach.


From there we will head south and, after passing the villages Kalokerines and Drymonas, we will arrive at the town of "Livadi" where we will stop to sample some local delicacies. We suggest that you try the famous "ladopaximada" (Kythira-style oil rusks) from the famous bakery in the village and pick up some "Sempreviva", the immortal yellow flower that only grows on Kythira. Also make sure you sample some "Fatourada", the local liqueur that is made from tsipouro, cinnamon and clove, as well as the coarse salt that is collected directly from Kythira's natural salt marshes. From here, we will continue our trip and make a quick photo-stop at the 13-arched stone bridge in Katouni. It is the largest stone bridge currently in operation in the Balkans and was built in 1823 by British Commissioner MacFell for the young local lady he had fallen in love with!


Our next stop on the tour will be the island's capital known as Chora, or Kythira. Chora will definitely impress you as you stroll through its picturesque main strip with cafés, shops, houses and the church of "Stavromenou" (Church of the Crucified). Continuing on, we will arrive at the impressive 16th century Venetian Castle "Castro", from where the view is simply breathtaking! We recommend you visit the castle museum and see the coats of arms (entrance €2/person). Here you will have some free time, where you can browse Chora's eclectic mix of shops, or even sit down to enjoy a coffee and some local sweets.


Next, we will board the coach and continue down the steep, winding road to Kapsali, the port of Chora.


Kapsali was the old port of Kythira, where ships moored when a northerly wind prevailed, however it is now only used as a port for tourist ships or yachts. It has a permanent population of 55 residents, but in the summer it buzzes with life as people swarm to the village for its magnificent beach and it's busy promenade of cafés, bars and restaurants!


At Kapsali we will have approx. 1.5 hours of free time, which we suggest you make the most of by having a swim, or relaxing in one of the cafés overlooking the beach and the castle of Chora.


Finally, we will board the coach and head to the port to board the return ferry bound for Neapoli.


All times are indicative and may change without notice if there is a change ferry’s arrival and departure times. The times set by the tour leader shall always apply.


  • Air conditioned vehicle in perfect condition
  • Our knowledgeable and multilingual tour guide
  • Our experienced driver with excellent local knowledge
  • Tour leaflets
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • Fuel
  • Insurance
  • All taxes
  • VAT 24%

  • Ferry ticket from Neapolis to Kythira
  • Anything else that is not specifically mentioned under inclusions

 
 
 
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Do you need car rental?

We are proud to have the newest, and best maintained fleet of rental cars on Kythira. From compact, to family cars to 4x4's, we have a car to suit any traveller. Our rates include delivery and collection at the airport, the port at Diakofti, and our office in Livadi, all taxes & fees, and unlimited kilometers! What's more, we are the only car rental company on the island to include a collision damage waiver insurance at no additional cost. In a drakakis rent-a-car, you can explore the island in comfort and safety and discover the hidden beauties of Kythira.

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