Mitata

The most beautiful –in terms of lush vegetation - village of Kythera. Located centrally in the north of the island and near the airport, it has wonderful view to a beautiful glen, the gorge of Tsakonas. Opposite Mitata is the smaller village of Viaradika and among them lies the gorge of Tsakonas, a frenzy of dense vegetation with various trees, shrubs and other plants that capture the senses. The gorge is accessible and full of pleasant surprises for the potential walker who will encounter watermills, ponds, a small post-Byzantine church and the secret school. The region has plenty of springs with abundant water. The unique variety of nectarine, also known under the name "breasts of Aphrodite", grows in Mitata. The locals are mainly occupied in agricultural work. They are among the most active people on the island and their association named “Myrtia” organizes the “Wine Festival” each August. Don’t miss a visit at the springs, an area suitable for a picnic.