Escape from your daily routine, in this peaceful setting with your favourite book or a glass of wine beside the sounds of the soothing sea.
The hotel is situated in Agia Pelagia one of the leading coastal villages. The rooms of the hotel are located across two wings, α [alpha] and π [pi]. Both wings offer spacious rooms with an abundance of natural light flowing throughout them along with modern comforts.
In the summer of 2016 the α [alpha] wing was launched, giving the opportunity for more guests to experience the hotel. It was constructed with a sustainable approach, and provides guests with the option of 13 additional comfortable and elegant rooms. The π [pi] wing has kept its unique traditional spirit.
The hotel now has a blend of traditional and modern architecture, featuring neutral earthy tones and materials inspired by nature.
Pelagia Aphrodite Hotel is tucked away on the peaceful side of Agia Pelagia, with a pleasant stroll into town.
A ten-minute walk along the coastline and you find yourself amongst a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can experience traditional Greek cuisine.
Do not miss out on our local beauties. Our nearest and favourite beach is only a minute away, placed on the right side of the premises, Firi Ammos beach (Red Sand Beach). Is known for its fine red pebble shoreline and Kytherian crystal clear water.
A trip to the "Kakia Lagada Gorge" (Evil Gorge) is a must. It is a 30-minute hike from the Hotel, where you will discover four other beaches along the way; Kalamitsi, Agios Nikolas, Lorentzo and Lagada beach. Lagada beach provides umbrellas, comfy sun beds and a beach bar. At the end of the road is Limni; the lake that lays at the end of the Gorge. For those who seek adventure, there are organized abseiling tours.
The vibrant village of Potamos is a seven kilometer drive away, where on some nights you can enjoy dinner and drinks accompanied by live music, make a great find and buy local souvenirs at the markets on a Sunday and on other days you can experience local artist performances at the buzzing cafes.
Karavas is the Northern and greenest village of the island, only five kilometers away by car from Agia Pelagia, featuring many things to see. Such as the springs of Amir Ali, the oil press factory that now is the local bakery and follow the track of the Moudari lighthouse, taking in the stunning views along the way.
Breakfast is available in our café bar every morning and is served outdoors with majestic views of Cape Malea and the Peloponnese coastline.
The hotel offers a Greek style buffet breakfast with additional seasonal items selected from the family organic farm.
In addition to breakfast the cafe bar serves small snacks, drinks, coffees, other refreshments and the family’s famous homemade delicacies.
The hotel is family owned and has been managed by Theodoros and Eleni and their three children.
In 1993 Theodoros returned from Australia to Kythera to finish the family’s holiday home. However, plans changed and the summer home became a small hotel and also the excuse for the family to move back to Kythera and run the hotel on the beautiful island.
The Hotel was one of the first of its kind in Agia Pelagia, which at the time and still today is sheltered and untouched by mass tourism which makes it a place where you can experience and appreciate a pure lifestyle. Eleni returned to Kythera from Australia in 1994 with their three children. Together they finished the hotel and were open for business in the summer of 1995.
Today Theodoros and Eleni’s two daughters, Tanya and Theohari have continued to manage the business. Yianni the son has started his own family and works on the island; however, the three siblings help and depend on each another.
The family is delighted to share its profound knowledge of the island to ensure that its guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience at the Hotel and the island.
The perfect island escape
Kythera is one of the seven Ionian islands of Greece. It is located across the Aegean Sea at the southeastern point of the Peloponnese and northwest of Crete.
It is known as the birthplace of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Kythera is comprised of a diverse landscape from rocky mountains with valleys, gorges, waterfalls and natural springs to endless fields of green and remarkable crystal clear beaches.
It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters, dry hot summers and the island often experiences the strong Mediterranean winds.
Kythera holds a population of 3,500 residents; their main engagements are agriculture, trades and tourism. The island offers rich vegetation, with olive oil being the main production and the renowned Kytherian thyme honey. There is also a production of local wine and a variety of wild aromatic herbs on the island. Kythera holds an intriguing cultural heritage with many monuments still standing to tell its history. Kythera captivates it visitors with its endless beauty and relaxed pace of life allowing you to experience life like a true local Kytherian.