Kythera. A place… like a dream. The corner of the Ionian Islands that typically belongs to Attica. A place ideal for escapes and relaxation. You’ll charge your battaries on the crystal clear and exotic beaches. Your eyes will rest on the green landscapes. You will gain new gastronomic experiences from the local flavors of the island. You will feel greek hospitality at its best. Kythera has these and many other reasons to choose them. And Chytra of Greece is one of them. A famous creation of nature that will surprise you.
The famous Chytra of Greece, the cave and the sempreviva
As you come to Kythera it is worth visiting Chytra. It is the rock that stands up in the middle of the sea off Kapsali. A work of art of nature that is one of the most famous sights of the island that has a special name.
Chytra is an impressive creation of nature that may not be ideal for cooking, but is famous for its flowers. From Diakofti we headed to the former first port of the island. The route was so graphical and we were gazing nature, we didn’t even understand that we had driven 34 km and we arrived in Kapsali We went down to the port where Captain Spyros Kassimatis was waiting for us with his boat to guide us through the secrets of the bottom of Kythera.
The Chytra, What’s the secret of a lonely, dry rock in the middle of the sea? Yes!! The Chytra is a wonderful mountain field. The inhabitants of Kythera will gladly tell you the stories about the double name of the rock. The rock apart from Chytra is also called Egg, while in the southern part there is a cave.
Captain Spyros showed us the cave and told us about the sempreviva while we were making the tour of the island. The rock is unique in the world because it is only there that Semperviva (sembreva a perennial plant keeps its leaves in winter and is very resistant to difficult conditions of growth), the plant that lives eternally, as its name says. Why do they call it Chytra? Captain Spiros had the answer. He explained to us that when the weather changes and turns into a pinnacle, the clouds along with the rock create a form that looks like it is boiling in the middle of the sea.
After this nice tour, we lifted anchor and pulled for Kapsali. But before we go back, Spiros changes rota and takes us to a small fjord, a small little seaside, Kyriakoulou. The waters and the landscape are idyllic and we could not resist a dive and to the power of the goddess Aphrodite. With the salt on our skin, we are going back to Kapsali. It is one of the most beautiful and deserted beaches in Kythera. You can read more about it. HERE.
Chytra and Kyriakoulou are only two of the wonders of Kythera. If you’re there on vacation, you’ll find out a lot more. A trip you’ll never forget…