A traditional village located on one of the island's most important crossroads. Everybody passes through here. It has a traditional tinge and its architecture is a reminder of that found in Mani, south of Peloponnese. You can relax in a number of restaurants and cafés where you can also gather your forces to visit the village's alleyways and pause in front of the buildings' architecture. Pay particular attention to the chimneys as you will no doubt be surprised by the myriad forms. Very close to Aroniadika are the villages of Aloizianika, Kastrisianika, Friligkianika, Pitsinades and Vamvakaradika. Aroniadika and Kastrisianika have been declared cities of protected architecture.
Aroniadika – a medieval village
The village of Aroniadika is a key location and main crossroads at the heart of the island. The village is an ideal base from which to start discovering all the beauties of Kithira.
The village of Aroniadika is an officially protected, picturesque settlement of unique architectural characteristics. Over the last few years, many Greeks as well as foreigners have built their summer homes here, bringing new life to the village. Old ruins and restored buildings compose a charming setting that remains untouched by time.
Aroniadika is surrounded by fruit and vegetable gardens, plains and many small villages, such as Aloizianika, Friligkianika, Kastritsianika, Pitsinades, Perlegkianika, Logothetianika and Potamos. The vast sky, the bright light, the surrounding nature and the blue strip of sea coast visible to the south and east, complete the image, making Aroniadika and Portari an alluring destination for any traveller.
more pictures ...