South of Neapolis Laconia, of Cape Maleas and north of Crete, in the old days, Kythera was the crossroads of cultures and now days not a trade but a tourist destination.
Kythera geographically belong to the Ionian islands but they are administratively independent municipality under the Piraeus Prefecture.
There is ferry link throughout the year with Piraeus, Neapolis Laconia, Gythio, Crete and Kalamata. Kythera airport has daily flights from Athens and some charter flights from Crete and Zakynthos.
The island population is 4.500 people. Most of them live in villages such as Livadi, Potamos and Agia Pelagia. The rest live scattered among 60 picturesque villages of the island.