A splendid place where time stands still, Chora of Kithira has its own magic. It is a settlement located in the southern part of the island, below the emblematic Castle of Kithira. Although you will clearly identify traditional islanders’ architecture, there are also distinctive elements of the Venetians and British rulers from the past. So this is an enchanting fusion of civilizations, offering a unique place on Earth filled with beauty, romance and genuine tradition.
Chora of Kithira has been built at the top of a mountain, providing exceptional views panoramically. This is the reason why the Venetians constructed the Castle here, obviously. Besides the fortress, visitors are also stunned by the views to the Ionian Sea and the unspoiled landscapes all around. A little further from Chora, you will find the best observatory on the island. This is called Belvedere, meaning Beautiful View in Latin. Self-explanatory, of course!
Chora boasts a number of well preserved old mansions and picturesque neighborhoods. Kithira is not crowded with tourists. As a result, the lifestyle of the locals has not changed at all. And travelers are always lost for words before such authentic places in the world. There is nothing artificial or pretentious here, just the laid-back atmosphere of an era so romantic and innocent.
Stroll up and down the cobbled paths, greeted by the locals and enjoying the scenery. Smell the intoxicating aromas of blossomed pots and gardens, with colorful flowers and fragrant herbs. Have a taste of Kithirian cuisine or sip on Greek coffee with spoon sweets and traditional pies. And buy souvenirs, local treats for your family and friends, liquor and desserts from the stores nearby. This is an experience that will stay in your heart forever. A visit to Chora of Kithira, in a place where dreams feel like you can touch and hold them in your palm!