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On finding Kythira…

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On finding Kythira…

We shall never find Kythira
we missed the ferry
on the waves of the Aegean we will perish,
two waves that were erased ourselves

Nothing describes the nostalgia and mystery of the Greek island of Kythira than this tender old-fashioned Greek song.

Mythical island
Kythira is definitely one of the most mythical islands in Greece.
No wonder that Isiodos in Theogonie wrote that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born there.
Due to its strategic location, located on the southern side of the Peloponnese peninsula, invaders have always fought for, it shaping it to an amazing crossroads of civilizations.
Travel guides deservedly praise its ideal size, not too small to be explored prematurely and not too big to be overrun by hordes of visitors.

Breathtaking views
Its secluded, relaxing atmosphere, wild and untouched scenery with stunning gorges, fascinating waterfalls, hills with pine trees, lacy shores and lush valleys full of secret treasures.
Breathtaking views to the Aegean Sea and more than 30 perfect, isolated beaches with white sand and crystal blue water.
Ideal Greek villages on duck pond rivers with picturesque old taverns offering delicious local recipes under shady plane trees.
Overhanging caves adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, white-washed lanes, Venetian castles, lovely Byzantine monasteries, chapels with 700-year-old frescoes.

Spellbinding place
Rich wildlife and virgin nature that bless it with organic products such as heavenly tasting oil and honey.
In brief, one of the most beautiful and idyllic places, travelers can still find on this planet.
Yet, all these words somehow still fail to convey the essence of this spellbinding place.
So, we return humbly to the treasured advice of the old song:

Sit on a rock by the sea’s edge,
raise your hand against the sun,
grasp a handful of the sea,
grasp a handful of the sun
and wash my face

You can listen to the song here:

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