| About Kythira island
| Pitsinades is a tiny village in the
center of the island, near to the also medieval village of Aroniadika,
and in roughly equal distance to all important spots and beaches
Some of the houses one sees today were probably
there when Barbarossa burned up Kythera -and Pitsinades as wel
l- in the 16th century. Among them the chappel of Panagia (the
Virgin Mary) Tsikouriotissa where some of the original
16th c. wallpaintings have been preserved.
by short pleasant walks, one can find the old Byzantine capital
of the island Paleochora, the historically significant
monastery of Agios Theodoros, the very beautiful villages Perlegianika, Aroniadika,
|Vaulted rooms, a «classical» upper floor,
one more room with an arc and flat terrace on top, two stonepaved
yards full of flowers and a sun bathed veranda.
| The hostel offers two-bed
and three-bed rooms, all equipped with a small fridge, full
bathroom, direct access to the yard. The floors are decorated
with pebble mosaics, the woodwork is traditionally Kytherian. The thick stone
walls of the vaults provide a pleasantly and naturally cool temperature even
at the hottest days of the summer.
Homemade breakfast is served in the yard with local products like honey, marmelades,
cake and paximadia.
During the last few years there have been important restoration
works to some private houses and the village streets. Now "Pitsinada"
is one of the most beautiful villages in Kythera. There are
no cars in the village, the streets are stonepaved, the
serenity is absolute, the sunsets unforgettable...