Welcome to the official website of KIPA Foundation

Since 2006, the Kytherian Foundation for Culture & Development aspires to make Kythera and Antikythera a hub of sustainable development, in order to enhance the quality of life of the local community while safeguarding and promoting the islands’ cultural and natural heritage.


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Find out more about our programmes

Kythera Trails

The programme started ten years ago, after signing a MoU with the Domestic Estate Management Committee of Kythera for the revitalisation of old Kytherian trails, where one can experience the nature and culture of our island. In recent years, the partnership has been widened to include the Municipality of Kythera and MedINA.

Mountain Cycling Routes Netowork

A 182 Kilometre network of mountain cycling routes is being developed on Kythera by the Kytherian Foundation for Culture & Development (ΚΙΠΑ), contributing to the promotion of the island as a destination for adventure tourism.

Kythera Canyons

Under the medieval capital of Kythera Island, Paleochora, an iron trail, or ‘via Ferrata,’ has been developed inviting visitors to experience the hidden world of Kakia Lagada gorge. It is the first via Ferrata, developed on a small island in Greece, and it is integrated harmoniously in the network of ‘Kythera Trails.’

Terra Kytheria

Our main objective is to develop a precision farming and certification system, which will support the production of high-quality, added-value olive oil and empower local olive growers. We aspire to trigger a regeneration of economically and socially sustainable farming on Kythera, while conserving on-farm biodiversity and protecting traditional agricultural landscapes.

Dynamo Kythera

Kytherian Foundation for Culture & Development and Kythera Citizens’ Movement – Dynamo Kythera have joined forces to raise money to cover expenses related to legal actions against the planned extensive installations of Industrial Wind Turbines all over the island of Kythera.


History, Culture, Environment, Education, Quality of Life

Our small Foundation is “Kytherian”, it belongs to all of us and needs us all.

It aspires to grow and seeks the help of all those who love Kythera and Antikythera, believe in human values and resist whatever threatens them.

George I. Kasimatis, Founder

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