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KYTHERA

Where is Kythera?

 

Kythera is a Greek island located between Crete and Peloponnese in southeast Greece and is nestled in the waters of three seas: the Ionian Sea, the Aegean Sea and the Libyan Sea.  Many peoples and civilizations have set foot here, making Kythera a crossroads of civilizations. Classical antiquities, 300 churches from the Byzantine era, as well as bridges and schools from the British era.  The museums, castles and "Kythera's Historical Archive" to uncover family trees.

 

What is the size of Kythera?

 

Kythera is a mountainous island with an area of 284 km² (equivalent to that of Malta) where one will find many valleys, countless beaches and villages perched on the mountainside. 

 

What is the population of Kythera?

 

Kythera boasts a population of 4,500 spread out in 64 villages of varying size.  Most of these are located inland and connected through an extensive network of roads. Kythera is a municipal corporation that depends administratively on the region of Piraeus.  The majority of the inhabitants are involved in farming and tourism. 

 

What is Kythera known for?

 

  • The birthplace of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite

  • Large production of organic products: oil and honey

  • Sempreviva flowers

 

Kytherian Websites 

Kythera-family.net for the world-wide Kytherian community www.kythera-family.net

Tsirigo FM www.tsirigofm.blogspot.com.au
Adelin FM www.adelinfm.gr/greek.html
Kythera. GR www.kythera.gr/en/

Visit Kythera www.visitkythera.com

 

Kytherian Associations

The Kytherian Association of Australia www.kytherianassociation.com.au

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