Ιn 1880 Panayioti Kastrisios “FAVAS” returned to Kythera from Smyrna and settled in his family home in Mitata. Over the years he extended it with the addition of a coffee shop and an oil press.
In 2005, the current owner, Eleni, Fava’s great great granddaughter and her partner Kosta decided to restore the property taking careful steps to preserve its authentic charachter and ensure that the marks of time were not erased.
Fava’s Oil Press has been fully restored and remains an exceptional example of the olive processing technique prior to the introduction of machinery. The house offers an insight into an unique and authentic example of village life as it was 100 years ago. Beneath the rambling vine in the courtyard of the coffee shop the visitor can savor longstanding flavors and enjoy the traditional treasures the island has to offer.
Mitata, 80200 Kythera
Tel.: +30 2736033500
Mob: +30 6972849663