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KYTHERA - KYTHIRA - KITHIRA

Kythera or Tsirigo they are right across the southeast edge of Peloponnese, in the entrance of Lakonikos gulf.
Kythira are also known as Aphrodite's island, since according to Isiodos, the most beautiful goddess of Olympus was born here. Due to their geographic location, they have always been the bone of contention between conquerors.
It is there, where west meets east and where civilizations cross. Alteration of scenery and monuments reveal the uniqueness of Kythera in Greece.
Nature has endowed Kithira with unique beauties.
Landscapes alter and fill the sight with unique pictures. Rocky places full of bushes, hills with pine trees, lacy shores, golden beaches and blue waters, abrupt canyons, all elements of nature, in harmonious coexistence, create an idyllic picture of Kithira.
Kythera keep the authentic island feature. The traditional architecture, the byzantine churches and the Venetian castle right above Chora, create a romantic atmosphere.
Local festivals and events give the opportunity to visitors to know the folkloric tradition of Kythera. This is shown through Wine festival, the celebration of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, of Saint Elesa, etc.

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History

The island of Kythera is where the West meets the East Mediterranean and where cultures crossed and knitted toys of fate. Boasting the Alteration of scenery and monuments scattered in the legacy of civilization reveal the uniqueness of Kythira in Greece.
Kythera, known as Tsirigo during the Venetian name, the island of Aphrodite Kythereia, the green island with deep blue seas, scattered monuments of culture with interesting legends and unique traditions, mark the uniqueness of Kythira. This place that was found at the crossroads of natural and cultural influences, but that was balanced the Greek nature, tradition and the influence of the West, shaping a peculiar cultural, social and environmental character. Kythera is impossible to ignore the past, history, myths and traditions

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Civilization

Kythera (Tsirigo) Birthplace, according to Hesiod, the Goddess Aphrodite, inspired by the painter Jean Antoine Watteau and the poet Charles Baudelaire, expression impetus for visual Theo Angelopoulos. Island nature endowed with unique beauty. Valleys that flow into the sea, hillsides clad in green and other rocky and arid, flowing springs, beautiful beaches, beautiful quaint villages, authentic gastronomy, architecture resting in Venetian style, but also to elements of Crete and Mani. The island of Kythera is where the West meets the East Mediterranean and where cultures crossed and knitted toys of fate. Boasting the Alteration of scenery and monuments scattered in the legacy of civilization reveal the uniqueness of Kythira in Greece.

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Gallery

Beautiful photos of Kythira, Kythira photos villages and beach photos. Pictures of hotels, restaurants, Pictures with beautiful sunsets in Kythira. Kythera is one of the southernmost islands of the Ionian Sea and located south of the Peloponnese. Island with beautiful beaches! Photos of sightseeing of Kythera. The contact of visitors to the island will start from Diakofti today is the main port to serve traffic island. On the island of Kythera you will find beautiful coastal resorts. Beautiful Photos from the Castle, the Chitra, the shipwreck.

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About Kytheta

Taxis are widely available in Kythera the port and airport. City buses in Kythira in the best possible way guests. Local festivals and fairs organized in Kythera during the summer. Attractions and routes on Kythera! In the picturesque village Mylopotamos will find a sign "fairy Waterfall" that leads to an idyllic place with tropical greenery and beautiful bridges. A place full of magic streets and streams, into a ravine, designated natural beauty, rich in vegetation with poplars and plane trees, most impressive parts of the island is the islet Chitra, the ship "Mentor" Elgin in 1802, transferring the stolen sculptures Parthenon Gorge Tsakona located between two villages Mitata and Viaradika central location, The bridge at Katouni (Livadi Kythera) is the largest stone bridge in the Balkans. There Fratsia in a wonderful dry stone with a marble plaque depicting two pairs of dolphins, each has a different direction.


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