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Kythira Town

The city of Kythira or the Country as called by the local has all the characteristics of an authentic islander state. It is built in the southern part of the island and with the graphic harbour of Kapsali they compose the most amazing pictures of the island.  The Country is built round the Medieval Castle which is built above in a rocky elevation and is dated since 1503. The city began to be built from the Venetian the 13th century and from the dues of 15th century it began to extend itself also except of the walls of the Castle. In the old traditional settlement, the Mesa Vourgo, dominate the elements of the agean sea architecture. There is austerity in the manufacture of the buildings, narrow streets, little bridges, the whitewashed houses and the flowerpots with plenty of colours flowers and all these remind intensely a kykladian landscape.  If someone walks in the streets of the city is also impressed by the crowd of the Byzantine churches that meets. In the grounds of the lonely castle but also in the streets of the Country are saved appreciable Byzantine churches as the church of Virgin Mary of Myrtidiotissas, Saint Ioannis of Theologian and Pantokratoras. Also, at your eve in the Country it deserves for you to visit the Archaeological museum that entertains an important collection from discoveries of the island.  The capital of Kythira is not also the most developed tourist region of the island. It is offered mainly for quiet stay. You can stay in the renovated venetian mansions that have been changed in traditional apartments and constitute an ideal proposal for the romantic travellers or in the rented rooms that function in the Country. Under the Country, takes shape a natural harbour where has been built the settlement Kapsali that is the most developed tourist resort of the island.

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