Located in the north of island and directly facing the Peloponnese and treacherous Cape of Malea, Agia Pelagia was until the early 1950's a fishing hamlet of a handful of shacks and the Molo (wharf), the leaving point for many generations of Kytherian emmigrants numbering in the tens of thousands.
Definitely the fastest growing village/town on Kythera, Agia Pelagia boasting more than 1000 hotel rooms, various restaurants, cafes and 6 magnificent beaches. Starting with the family friendly beach of Agia Pelagia, enjoy a dip while you wait for your lunch to come at any of the beach front restaurants.
Neos Kosmos stretches from the Agia Pelagia Church taking the new settlements, but offers little shade.
The red pebbles and the sea-shacks make the lengthy Firri Ammos worth the visit.
The tiny church of Agios Nikoloas, silently watches over the protected Kalamitsi .Worthy of the hike down the hillside, particularly those who want to get their gear off.
The divine cove of Lorenzo Beach and the remaining seal caves offer shade throughout the day but get there early.
The expanse of Lagada beach is a joggers paradise.
Finally you couldn't really call it a beach, but how can one avoid getting wet at Kaki Lagada?
No trip to Agia Pelagia is complete without a visit to Rouli's Kafenion for old-time Kytherian stories. Just tell him Anna Cominos & James (Dimitri the photographer from Mitata) sent you.
by Anna Cominos