Panagia Myrtidiotissa is the protector of Kytherians all around world. The monastery is located in the southwestern part of the island. There lies the miraculous icon of Panagia, perhapsthe mostprecious relicof the Christianfaithof Kytherians.
It is built on natural rocky opening surrounded by many myrtles, pines and almonds. Going down the road leading to the monastery you will notice in the sea two large islets. The legend says they were pirates who were going to loot the monastery, but Panagia turned them into deserted islands.
The Monastery of Agia Elessa is located at the top of a mountain near the village of Drimonas in the southwestern part of the island.The view from there is unique, especially at the sunset.The memory of Agia Elessa is celebrated on the 1st of August.
According to the history Agia Elessa arrived in Kythira after her father Elladios from the Peloponnese wanted to marry her to somebody who did not accept the Christian faith.