1. Avlemonas Beach

Picturesque Avlemonas is a fishing village where one can swim at its blue “pool-like” beach

Avlemonas is a small picturesque fishing village that invites you to relax, an ideal place to decelerate. It has a small harbor, built in Cycladic style, on the east of the island. The beach, which looks like a pool, has both rocky and sandy areas, and its warm, peaceful water is ideal for swimming and water sports.

Its crystal clear blue coves make Avlemonas a main point of attraction in the area. It is also an ideal swimming choice for children as the area is surrounded with places where adults can have a meal, drink or coffee while attending to the young swimmers.

2. Limnionas Beach

Explore Limnionas beach, frequented mostly by locals, for a real taste of Kythera beach life

If you prefer something more quiet and picturesque, the paved road going west from Mylopotamos will lead you to Limnionas. It is a nice route following a spectacular winding road with beautiful views to the Ionian Sea. The small, sandy beach is not in the top flight of the island’s tourist options.

You will encounter mostly locals, who appreciate the small seaside taverna with its delicious mezedes. Not far away, the Fokospilia, a sea cave known for attracting populations of seals, is an enjoyable sight. Directly opposite the beach are the Panagia islands, two small islets in front of Limnionas bay and just below the Monastery of Panagia Mirtidiotissa, after which they were named.

3. Kakia Lagada Beach

Kakia Lagada is a Blue Flag, well organized beach close to Agia Pelagia

Just next to the beach of Lorentzos, at the end of the Paleochora canyon, we find Kakia Lagada beach at a small distance from Agia Pelagia village. Its waters are deep and it has been awarded the Blue Flag distinction for clean, pristine waters.

On the beach there is a well-equipped canteen, there are umbrellas and sun-beds and quite often there are volley-ball tournaments. The beach is accessible by gravel road. The most important point of interest of Kakia Lagada is the canyon of Palaioxora (otherwise known as Kakia Lagada) to the south.

During the winter months, a large lake is created just behind the beach by the water coming from the gorge. Walking along the gorge is a difficult task and requires proper gear.  In two places you will need to use a rope. In the winter it is impossible to cross the gorge as the waters form several deep lagoons here and there.

4. Fyri Ammos Beach

A “Blue Flag” distinction is the best…medal of honour for Firi Ammos beach near Kalamos

There are two beaches named Firi Ammos on the island of Kythera. The most famous one is on the island’s southeast, near the village of Kalamos. At 17 klm from Aroniadika, it can reached from the north from Livadi going towards the Panagia Odigitria Chapel, a distance of about 4 klm on good asphalt road, plus 4 more klm to Firi Ammos, with the last 500 meters done on foot.

It is a long beach with red sand and pebbles, which in the past has won the Golden Starfish award for its natural beauty and the purity of the water. It is an organized beach with a canteen and umbrellas, quite an important addition as any other trace of “civilization” is several kilometers away!

5. Lorentzos Beach

For the daring who reach Lorentzos beach, the prize is crystal clear waters in a peaceful setting

Access to Lorentzos beach is quite difficult as the only road leading to it is a dirt road, although only for a small section. Lorentzos beach is found below Firi Ammos beach to the east of Agia Pelagia, reaching it from the northern part of Kythera.

It is at 11 klm from Aroniadika and to reach it you need to pass from Potamos. The waters are crystal clear and the beach is a combination of sand and fine pebbles. It is a small beach, usually very peaceful due to the lack of amenities.

For the daring ones who reach Lorentzos, their reward will be the privilege of a unique view towards the Kavo Malias cape in the Peloponnese, while to their back there will be impressive rock formations, part of the Kakia Lagada gorge.