To the beach: 1,5 km
To the airport: 20 kms
To the port: 30 kms
The hotel Margarita is a big traditional mansion with white walls and blue shutters built in 1840 by the family Stais. The building was renovated in 1990 into a hotel, without having lost its classical style.
The Hotel Margarita enjoys an exceptional location, being in the heart of Chora, the main village of the island, and set back from the main road at the same time.
From both our terraces you can enjoy a magnificent view of the countryside and the sea. Your breakfast will be served here and, during the rest of the day, you can have a drink, a snack or a piece of cake in this outdoor tea salon.
The twelve rooms are traditionally furnished. Most of them have a nice view of the sea, the hills around, or the fortress. All rooms have a bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin and are equipped with air-conditioning, minifridge and telephone.
- Air condition
- Pets allowed
- Accept credit cards
- Mini bar
- Safe box
• Air conditioning
• Pets allowed
• Safe deposit box
Single Room: 50,00€ - 95,00€,
Double Room: 65,00€ - 175,00€.
HOW TO COME TO KYTHIRA:
• By plane from Athens
It is the fastest way to reach the island (45 min), with Olympic Airlines:
• By ferry boat from Gythio, Piraeus or Crete
The ferry boat Myrtidiotissa connects Kythira with Piraeus (Athens’ harbor), Gythio (South of Peloponnesus), Kalamata and Kissamos (West of Crete). Timetable is available on the website of the travel agency Porphyra: www.kythira-kithira-kythera.com
• By ferry boat from Neapoli
From May to October, the ferry boat Agios Andreas connects Neapoli to Kythira twice a day. Timetable is available to +30 2736 034 371 or +30 2734 023 980
TRANSPORTATION ON THE ISLAND:
The hotel is located in Chora, in the main village in the South of the Island. By car, you need 30 minutes to come from the airport, 45 minutes from the port of Diakofti and 45 minutes from the port of Agia Pelagia.
- Normally, taxis are available at the arrival of planes and boats, but we also can arrange the reservation of a taxi for your convenience.
- If you can also rent a car, please contact us.
Though one of the nicest island in the Mediterranean sea, Kythira is among the most authentic Greek islands. The Island has remained spared mass tourism and has not become a sprawl of concrete so far. It is a remarkably restful place, being not very well known from European tourists. That is why it attracts all those looking for an unspoiled Greece: walkers, painters, writers, families seeking peaceful and original vacations, and all artists looking for inspiration.
Kythira is situated 12,5 nautical miles (20 km) off Cape Malea, the southern tip of Peloponnesus. It is about 28 km long and 14 km wide, covering an area of 280 sq. km. About 3,500 people live permanently on the island nowadays, according to the census of 2001.
The island enjoys a very temperate climate, with a lot of sun, and an average temperature among the highest in Greece (19ºC, i.e. 66ºF).
Among the numerous beaches, the wildest ones will seduce all nature-lovers. In several places, one can discover impressive sea caves sheltering a very rich marine fauna: a real paradise for divers.
Its mountainous surface, the fair number of fertile valleys, the wooded ravines will be a delight for walkers, all year round. Kythira counts numerous natural springs so that many places look verdant during all the year. The most famous one is Mylopotamos’ spring, and its waterfall, unusual in a Greek island. The main village of Kythira is Chora, also called Kythira, which is located South of the island. It is built around the ancient Venetian fortress, overhanging the sea.
Kythira is sprinkled with many Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches, decorated with old icons. According to the local tradition, St John the Evangelist had started to write the Book of the Apocalypse at the exact place of the little church of Agios Ioannis ston Krimno, above Kapsali. The Venetian Rule has also left many imprints, such as the Fortress of Kato Chora or the magnificent Kastro in Chora.
A service of ferryboats and jet-foils (Flying Dolphins) allows Kythira to be connected to Athens, as well as to other cities of Peloponnesus such as Githio, Neapoli, Kalamata, and Monemvassia. Furthermore, Olympic Airways flights (except Thursdays) link Kythira and Athens in 45 minutes. At last, Kythira is a port of call for ships sailing to and from Crete, located about 60 nautical miles (100 km) from Kythira.
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