Things to see & do at Kythira island

  • Paleochora

Overview of Paleochora

The remains of the island’s Byzantine capital, which include the castle and churches with frescoes. This town was built in the 12th c by Monemvasians (habitants of Greek mainland Monemvasia) who named it Agios Dimitrios. Despite its rugged location -the canyon of Kakia Lagada-, it was ravaged by Barbarossa in 1537.

Map of Paleochora

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