Best Beaches to Visit on Kythira

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The picturesque beach of Chalkos, on the southern part of Kithira island, GreeceWhen visiting the Greek islands, places like Kythira are often glossed over in favor of some of the more popular places. Even though Kythira is a bit off the beaten path, there is quite a lot to do here. Whether spending your days exploring the history and culture, exploring the villages and towns, taking in the night life, or eating delicious food – this island certainly won’t disappoint.

It is also an island of stunning natural beauty that is largely unspoiled. Nowhere is this more obvious than on its beaches, which are some of the best the country has to offer. Here is a list of some of the best beaches on the island:

Chalkos Beach

Located about 8 kilometers from Chora, the capital island, Chalkos Beach is one of the most popular on the island. Depending on what time of year that you visit, there could be a fair amount of travelers who have also found it. However, there is enough room here for everyone to enjoy the day! It is pebbled, so you’ll want to wear your shoes while walking around. The crystal waters are ideal for swimming and there is also a place to grab a drink or a snack.

Kalami Beach

This beach is considered to be one of the most scenic on the island because it is surrounded by mountains. It is also a small beach and since it is tucked out of the way from the main areas, it can feel a little secluded. This makes it the perfect spot for a quiet beach day! Despite how remote it is, there are still sun beds here that you can rent. It also isn’t easily accessible. Once you park, you will need to hike about twenty minutes down the trail to the beach. The effort is well worth it, though, because the views are stunning.

Limionas Beach

If you find yourself on the western coast of the island, you won’t want to miss Limionas Beach! The drive to the beach is incredibly scenic and so are the views once you get to the beach. You can also easily combine visiting this beach with going to the Cave of Agia Sofia. This is an ideal spot to relax, take a swim, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. The beach is located in a small fishing village named Limionas that is also worth exploring.

Platia Amos Beach

If you’re staying in Chora, you will need to drive about 30 kilometers before you reach this beach, but the effort is well worth it! It’s also close to the village of Karavas so if you know you want to spend a lot of time at this beach, you may want to consider finding a hotel in or near Karavas. The main draw here is that the beach is excellent for sunbathing and swimming and has a combination of pebbles and sand, which only adds to its charm.

Kythira is an easy island to reach from the Peloponnesian Peninsula, which means that you’ll probably need to rent a car in Athens before you drive to the ferry. Kythira, however, also has an airport, which can make travel much easier.

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