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Address: Chora, Kythira 801 00, Greece
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It's mostly ruins, but still nice, informative and full of history. The view over the port and hills is breathtaking. Certainly the most impressive thing to see on Kythira. Well... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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205 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's mostly ruins, but still nice, informative and full of history. The view over the port and hills is breathtaking. Certainly the most impressive thing to see on Kythira. Well, after the watermills/waterfalls. :)

Thank AleaUn
Ploiesti, Romania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A must see when you visit Kythera, stunning views, a real trip into history. Continue with the narrow streets of Hora and take a brake in Hora center, for a coffee!

Thank Rucsandra R
Kýthira, Attiki, Greece
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful views of the Kapsali double bays from above. Best to go in the afternoon when its not too hot and then stay in the capital Choro for an evening walk through the small shops of Chora and then for a meal or drinks or for an ice cream.

Thank Ειρηνη Β
Sydney, Australia
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188 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Walking up to the castle you pass lots of shops and cafes. You pass through a picturesque square at Kythera town that has many tavernas, post office and shops around it and has good views.along the walk are apartments, bars and hotels . Climbing the steep stone path is quite slippery and uneven surfaces so good runners helpful. The top... More 

Thank 123degrees
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, easy access, not to miss if you are on this island. Amazing scenery and history combined. Open from 8 am to 8 pm.

Thank CameliaMaria
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506 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This old fortress in Kythira Town is absolutely worth a visit. I would also recommend walking down the path from outside the fortress to the little town of Kapsali (by the sea). The first meters are very step, but afterwards it's a pretty easy hike. A stunning view all the way!

Thank Looking_for_charme
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This the 3rd and newest castle built to protect the 3rd and last capital of the island of Kythira (1st castle and capital destroyed by Barbarossa, 2nd by pirates). As a result it was built on a formidable spot to have the best views to every direction and was heavily fortified. Although the visitor might not find it "well preserved"... More 

Thank ThanosFot
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

It was a great place to visit. The view were spectacular, and the site was a photographers paradise. Easy access up a hill and add on a sunny day and you will really enjoy.

Thank Helen C
Athens, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Very well preserved castle with excellent view. Do not miss the small churches inside and right outside the castle (Mesa & Exo Vourgou) if they're open.

Thank contilenia
Athens, Greece
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112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

A true representative from Venetian era, this castle oversees Kapsali bay and offers to visitors a great opportunity to mix the beauty of history with the fantastic views. While most visitors only take photos - a must - take some time to explore the churches around. Wait no guides for this castle.

Thank docklas

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