Mylopotamos, Kythira

Kythira Settlement

This traditional village with about 50 inhabitants is revived during summer when the younger generation returns to visit their elderly.

Mylopotamos is one of the most traditional villages of Kythira, with a variety of legends, local traditions, and customs. It is located on the west side of the island, approximately 200 meters above sea level, while it is built in one of the most beautiful places of the island at a distance of 15 km from Chora.

The neighbor settlements of the village are called Agios Sostis, Araioi, Piso Pigadi, Riza, and Kato Chora. Kato Chora is actually an abandoned Venetian settlement where someone can find the old castle with the Lion of Saint Mark.

Apart from the traditional architecture, the village is surrounded by nature, many sights, and religious monuments. The visitor can visit Kamari, where there are lakes with ducks, springs, and the place where locals used to do their laundry. Additionally, the waterfall Fonissa is located in the area and it is one of the most photographed spots on the island.

Also, the visitor can pass by the cave of Agia Sophia and from the monastery of Panagia Orphani to admire the magnificent view of the Ionian Sea. A highlight for those who are visiting Mylopotamos is to drink a Greek coffee under the old plane trees in one of the local "kafeneio" (traditional cafeterias) at the square of the village.

About Mylopotamos, Kythira

Last updated: 19 Oct 2020

address Milopotamos, Kythira, 801 00, Greece
nearby transportation