The island has significant biodiversity with many endemic species of flora, fauna and migratory birds.

Antikythera is a “passage” for migratory birds, while there is an Ornithological Station with several bird observatories.


The fish-rich sea of Antikythera offers unique experiences for someone who likes to snorkel, rod or fish from a boat.


Wandering in the southern part of Antikythera: Taking the path to the Lighthouse of Apolitara, you will pass a plateau with the ruins of an ancient settlement. Afterwards, you will be taken to another plateau, Domata. Then you will find yourself in Karavostasi, a distinct and steep point that forms a small bay. Then you will reach the Lighthouse of Apolitara, built in 1926, it is 23 meters high. The wild landscape and natural wealth of the area will not leave any visitor unmoved. On the way back, you will be impressed by the ravine in Potamos.


“Aegila”: walled city of the 4th c. BC, 300 acres, where the inhabitants engaged in piracy against ships passing from the Aegean to the West. In the “castle” one can explore the walls, rooms, paths carved into the stone, the quarry and a new house.


  • This is the oldest complex mechanism in the world, which according to scientists is considered to be the oldest computer. It is a machine made of copper, mounted on a wooden frame, which even today predicts with great precision all the astronomical phenomena that interest a person. It was discovered at a depth of 60 meters in 1900, in a shipwreck near Antikythera along with other valuable objects such as the statue of the “Adolescent”, which was transported by a Roman ship from Rhodes to Rome in the 1st century. A.D.

Specifically, the Antikythera Mechanism is a clock mechanism, which calculates the movements of the celestial bodies, consisting of dozens of high-precision cogwheels that rotate around many axes. It is estimated to have been built around 87 BC. by the rhodium astronomer Geminos.


Sea tours: you will meet sea turtles and seals that choose specific beaches and caves on the island to give birth.


There are seven churches on the island.

  • The Temple of Agios Myronos, patron and protector of Antikythera. Every year a big festival is held on the island on August 16 and 17, with majestic sacred services and traditional Cretan entertainment, which echoes the relationship between the island and the Cretans, as Cretan hunters found during 1450-1780 (when the island was uninhabited) in a small cave an icon of the Saint, they built a temple and since then the island was conquered by Cretans.
  • Agios Georgios in Katsaneviana.
  • The Prophet Elias in Galaniana on the mountain.
  • Agios Konstantinos in Pateriana.
  • The twin Church of the Entrances of the Virgin and Agios Dionysios in Potamos.
  • Agios Charalambos in Potamos.

• Agios Nikolaos in Potamos, at the entrance of the port.


August 16-17: Folk music and dance festival in Agios Myron, the eve and day of the feast of the Patron Saint of Antikythera, Agios Myron, with a traditional Cretan feast, music and dance. From the beginning of August, the inhabitants hunt wild goats, which they cook on the eve and day of the feast of the Saint (August 17).


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