Located at the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese, where the Ionian Sea meets the Aegean, Kythera (Kythira) is by all mean an emerging destination. The island stayed under the radar for years but now is turning into a destination every serious summer connoisseur has on their bucket list. Kythera was believed to be the place where goddess Aphrodite was born and maybe that explains a little the island’s divine and wild beauty. Hora, the capital of the island, is a gorgeous settlement with a blend of architectural styles, exactly like Kythera’s crossroads location. Venetian buildings coexist with whitewashed houses creating a unique mix. History buffs will love the Castle of Kato Hora, a real Venetian beauty. Kythera is big on the water element, in the sense that there are many waterfalls, springs and watermills on the island. The waterfall of Fonissa is one of the most scenic places to swim. Diakofti, Kaladi, Komponada and Firi Ammos are some of the beaches you should pick for your dives. Many taverns around the island offer exceptional Greek cuisine, based on fresh products and fish. Try Platanos when in Mylopotamos and Filio when in Kalamos.