One of the most picturesque villages of Kythira is this fishing village. In Venetian times it was called port of Agios Nikolaos and was one of the 3 ports of Kythira.
The small Fortress (Kastelo) at the entrance of the port was built in the 16th century and is the 3rd fortress built by the Venetians in Kythira. At its peak it had battlements, observatories and cannons.
A historic building is also the Cavallini house, with the sundial on its lintel, which housed the Austro-Hungarian consular agency in Kythira.
The feast that takes place in the port of the village on August 6 on the feast of Sotira is one of the most popular on the island and gathers thousands of people. The Epitaph of the village is still very picturesque here.