Karavas Mitata Avlemonas Tour
Our tour begins in the leafy village of Karavas in the north-east of Kythira. We will make a short stop to take photos and visit the village’s small, yet famous bakery.From here, we will travel south to the center of the island and visit Mitata, the village that was badly damaged by the 6.9 Richter earthquake in 2006. On our arrival we will have an optional visit to the old olive press “Fava’s Liotrivi” (2€ entrance fee). This was one of the oldest olive presses on the island and it has been recently renovated by Eleni Protopsalti and Kostas Pavlakis, the grandchildren of the original owner. Here you can learn about the history of olive oil production on Kythira and watch a short time-lapse video of how the press was rebuilt. You can also purchase some of the local Kytherian products, or even some of the recipe books written by Mr Pavlakis that include traditional Kytherian recipes.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air conditioned vehicle
- Our experienced driver with excellent local knowledge
- Tour leaflets-Tour as per the itinerary-Fuel
- Our knowledgeable and multilingual tour guide
What's excluded :
- Anything that is not specifically mentioned under inclusions
- Entrance fees
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Karavas, Karavas, Kythira, Attica
Our tour will start from the village of Karavas. We will make a short stop to take photos and visit the village’s small, yet famous bakery. The village of Karavas is located in the northern part of the island, a few kilometers from Potamos, the largest of Kythera’s villages. It is close to a large ravine where all sorts of trees cover fresh water springs flowing from the hills. Most famous among the very many springs are those of Amir Ali, Keramari, Maggana and Portokalia. According to the legend, the latter owes its name to an orange tree on which grew 100,000 oranges. The tree withered some decades ago due to a severe winter.
The inhabitants of Karavas are very active. Portokalia (“the orange tree”), a local association, holds an annual fun fair with traditional dances and sports activities. The Patrician School of Agriculture, the primary school as well as the arch that signals the entrance of the village, were all made possible thanks to donations from the inhabitants.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Mitata, Mitata, Kythira, Attica
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.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Avlemonas, Avlemonas, Kythira, Attica
After we leave Mitata, we will continue on to the lovely, picturesque fishing village of Avlemonas. Located on the eastern edge of the island, Avlemonas is perhaps Kythira’s most traditional and best preserved village. Due to the village’s dry climate and architecture, it will feel more like we are somewhere in the Cyclades! In Avlemonas, we suggest that you take a stroll to the fisherman’s port where you will see the "Cavallini Mansion" with the sundial, take a photo at the "vardiola" above the small pier and, of course, walk along the paved path to the small Fortress. There will be plenty of time to swim in the clean water of the village’s small bay, enjoy a coffee at one of the local cafés, or try the freshly caught seafood in one of the restaurants.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Lobby or nearby appointed location
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Please notice that extra charges may apply per person or in total of the group for pick-ups from hotels- villas- airbnb outside the proximity of our tour selected pick route. In that case we can provide round trip transfer for customer(s) convenience ad-hoc quoted as per location of customer(s)' property.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.