Hamili and ancient olive
Hamili is a “ghost” settlement after it was abandoned by its last inhabitant at the end of the 80s. It is located in the east of Kythira above Fyri Ammos beach and east of the Holy Church of Agios Theologus. The view towards Antikythera, Crete and Kofnidia is wonderful.
A natural monument is located in this area. It is one of the oldest trees of Kythira, specifically an olive tree that is tens of centuries old. The trunk of the tree on the ground exceeds 10 meters, but its branches have been shrinking continuously for decades, due to the continuous decrease of rains. In the famous kufala of the old tree, which one climbs with five stone steps, 4-5 people can comfortably fit, while tradition states that under the branches of the tree 200 sheep could be shaded. The tree belongs to the family of the late Mayor of Kythira, Artemis Kalligeros.
The area is suitable for walking as the visitor can combine a visit to the beautiful church of Agios Ioannis Theologos.
Access to the area of Hamili is via a dirt road that starts from the road that leads to the church of Agios Ioannis Theologus. From the ruined settlement to the ancient olive tree there is a path about 500 meters long.