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In the idyllic pine grove, just over the twin picturesque moorage of Kapsali, there is the municipal camping "Agios Ioannis” (Saint John). Perhaps the most natural, picturesque, family oriented camping on a Greek island.
Located in the southern part of Kythera, just two kilometers from the capital, Chora, and about 500 meters far from the center of the coastal settlements of Kapsali. The distance from the main port of the island, in the Diakofti, is 31 km and from the airport 23 km, while the distance from the three main settlements on the island, Livadi, Potamos and Agia Pelagia is six (6), 21 and 28 km respectively.
The place where the camping area lies is 12 acres and is fully covered by tall pine trees creating a beautiful grove. Around the fenced area the park continues and reaches the houses of Kapsali making the area very attractive. The campsite is an amphitheater, from which the observer sees the crystal clear waters of the two bays of Kapsali, the village, the old Quarantine (Lazareto a building of the early 19th century), the picturesque lighthouse overlooking the harbor of "Front Gialos" Kapsali, built in 1854, the Aqueduct (Tank) also built in the 19 th century , the "Back Yiallos" the shelter for fishing vessels and the imposing island Chytra or Avgo (Kettle or Egg). In the horizon you can see the islets Prassonisi, Lagouvardos and Antikythera. When the atmosphere is clear Western Crete is descried.
Moreover, the visitor of the camp enjoys the wonderful view of the country with its imposing and quite well preserved Venetian castle till today, with the adjacent fortified settlement, Mesa Vourgo.
The campsite has demarcated small streets in the area, as well as many numbered positions for placement of individual or family tents. It also has an outdoor area with wooden chairs and tables for dining or other activities, eg board games, reading, etc.
In many places there are benefits (taps) for drinking water, as well as sockets for use with electric current. For waste, in nearby distances, there are covered up metal trashcans with plastic bags inside, which emptied and washed regularly for hygiene reasons.
At the main entrance there is a small lodge reception (reception), where the visitor receives all necessary accommodation info. Behind the hutch you will find sinks for washing dishes and other tableware, and there are refrigerators for storing small containers of water or cans of food (taper), which are placed under the responsibility of anyone concerned. Despite the security that exists in the place, any loss of an object, by mistake of course, does not lie on the staff of the campsite.
East of the reception area there are toilets (w. c.) with sinks and mirrors and showers. Also, behind toilets, here is an open supply of water for light washing towels, swimwear and others. Moreover, at the Southwest's reception area there are other showers for the convenience of campers.
In addition, the camping has fire extinguishers in case of fire which have the statutory certificate. For additional safety purposes there is a mobile fire extinguisher mechanism with a small water tank.
Apart from the places for tents, the place has a space for a limited number of motorcycles, not more than 10-15, a smaller number of cars (4-5) and a space for only one to two caravans. Outside the camping of course there is room for parking several vehicles (motorcycles or cars).
Finally, outside the main entrance, a nearly 24 hour mobile canteen - licensed by the Health Department of Piraeus Prefecture and the Municipality of Kythera - is open, from where the visitors of the campsite can purchase canteen items.
In the nearby village of Kapsali there are restaurants, taverns, cafes, bakeries, cafes, bars, and two mini markets, where visitors of the camping can easily and comfortably buy whatever they need.
The beaches Kapsali (Front and Back Gialos Sparangareio) have crystal clear waters where the swimmers can enjoy not only swimming but they can also rent pedalo, do water ski etc. Daily excursions also start from Kapsali to nearby beaches with a special cruiser where passengers can enjoy the seabed (glass bottom boat)
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