At this time of year, some islanders are very busy harvesting sea salt. Another few days and the season will be over. Kythirian sea salt is a unique local product: pure, natural and healthy, with a very special taste. The salt pans (alatares in Greek) are naturally shaped bowls in the rocks along the coastline. These bowls are filled with seawater. After the water evaporates, the beautiful white salt crystals remain behind. The salt harvester’s experience, his patience and hard work combined with the wind and the sun are, for many generations, the secret of this precious Kythirian product. When you are visiting the island, ask for this sea salt and taste it. Take a kilo of it home with you in order to continue enjoying Kythira’s pure flavours, long after your holiday.