"The island of sweet secrets and feasts of the soul" inspired Watteau's famous18CThe Embarkation for Cythera , which has little in common with the island's actual landscape. Cradle of Aphrodite, Cythera (or Kythira) has two faces: to the north, pine trees and moors; to the south, wild gorges covered in myrtle, bright-white villages with a unique architectural style, one of which is the capitalKythira Town , and solitary beaches to the west. The ruins ofMylopotamos andPaliohora bear witness to bygone greatness and are worth seeing.

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