The River is the bigger village of the island. In the old days they were named “the Dame” the village, charm in the church of Virgin Mary of Ilariotissas. It is found in the northern department of Kythira and constitutes the commercial centre of the wider region. The traditional Sunday bargain attracts the tourists. Producers from the entire island are assembled in the central square of the village and selling local rural – and not only – products. The settlement maintains his traditional colour while you see also a lot of old mansions that reveal the economic prosperity of the region. It deserves to take a walk in the square of the village with background the pinewood. Impressive is the abandoned Venetian village of Saint Dimitrios that is found in near distance and the churches of Saint Theodoros that are also the protector of the island, Saint Anastasia, Saint Ioannis, Saint Trinity and Saint Dimitrios. You will swim in the beach of Saint Pelagia which is the most important place of northern Kythira.