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Kythera, venturing to the island of Aphrodite

Our tour will take us along the rarely visited east coast of the Peloponnese, viewing the beautiful coastline and the town of Leonidio with its interesting architecture before heading to the picturesque traditional village of Kosmas situated high on the forested slopes of Mt Parnon. We end up at Monemvasia the best preserved medieval town in Greece. We cross to Kythera by ferry from the port of Neapolis.


The relationship with Kythera can only be a romantic one, relax and give yourself over to its subtle and watery charms. Let the island guide you as though this is the first time you are discovering the world!

-Tzeli Hadjidimitriou



A picturesque drive along the east coast of the Peloponnese will lead us to the best preserved medieval town of Greece, known by the Venetians as Malvasia. The old town of Monemvasia is a perfectly preserved medieval settlement that is still inhabited. It has a unique, magical atmosphere and a fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town.

Legend has it that Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, was born rising from the foam of breaking waves in Kythera. The island’s striking beauty owes it to the tremendous variety of sites: churches, landscapes, ruins, manor houses, bridges, caves, ravines, verdurous steams, watermills, beautiful beaches and attractive villages of great charm, all concentrated in a surprisingly small area. Kythera is a mountainous island that offers some beautiful walks. Between all these mountains and valleys there is a whole network of tracks and trails through pine trees, olive groves and flowers next to streams and waterfalls.

8 days

Tour content
General interest, landscapes, nature and history

Our experienced leaders are Greek and British. They have varied interests including nature, the environment, history, mythology and modern society.

Itinerary  22 – 29 May 2017

DAY 01 – 22 MAY MON
Arrive Athens airport. Transfer to Nafplion for overnight.

DAY 02 – 23 MAY TUE
Depart for Monemvasia calling at Leonidio and driving through the stunning Mt Parnon to Kosmas, an attractive mountain village. Overnight Monemvasia.

DAY 03 – 24 MAY WED
Morning visit to the impressive medieval town and fortress, then depart for Neapolis to board boat for Kythera. Visit to the Chora (island capital). Overnight Kapsali.

DAY 04 – 25 MAY THU
Touring/walking Kythera. Overnight Kapsali.

DAY 05 – 26 MAY FRI
Touring/walking Kythera. Overnight Kapsali.

DAY 06 – 27 MAY SAT
Touring/walking Kythera. Overnight Kapsali.

DAY 07 – 28 MAY SUN
Touring/walking Kythera. Afternoon transfer to airport for domestic flight to Athens. Overnight Athens.

DAY 08 – 29 MAY MON
Transfer to airport for flight home.

€805 per person sharing twin-bedded room
single room supplement €223

• Assistance upon arrival and departure
• Coach with driver
• Domestic flight Kythera – Athens
• 3* hotels in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• (2 nights E. Peloponnese, 4 nights Kythera, 1 night Athens)
• Breakfast
• VAT & taxes

• Flights to/from Athens
• Tips/porterage
• Beverages, drinks, extras
• Meals €12 – €18 per meal excluding wine
• Entrance fees to sites and museums


More Info

Flight Information
There are many daily flights to Athens. If you require further information from your point of origin anywhere in the world please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail we would be pleased to assist you.

Group Size
15 – 20 persons

15 – 25 °C Mainly sunny, rain possible.

Evening Meals
There are some many excellent places to eat and mostly we will all eat together although anybody wishing to opt out is welcome to.

These are optional and vary between 4-8 kms. Most paths are in reasonably good condition but anybody coming should be happy to walk up steps and negotiate some moderate ascents.


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