Cythera, Kythera or Kithira – Greece – In the Agean sea

Our first visit to Kithira to visit a friend proved well worthwhile and rewarding.

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Kithira is an island to the south of the mainland and is about 250 square kilometres with only 4,000 inhabitants.

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It has a long history with inhabitation traced back to 4000 years BC. Here is a view of Kapsali from the castle in Chora

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Inside a beautiful Greek Church in the island’s capital Chora.

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The priest from Avlemonas preparing to make candles in the mountain monastery overlooking the town

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One of the many swimming spots. This one is in Avlemanos where Helen of Troy reputedly bathed

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Overlooking one of the many small fishing ports on the island

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The town of Chora. April was not tourist season so we had the many small towns to ourselves.

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From Chora overlooking a church and resting place

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An example of one of the beautifully restored buildings on the island. Note the ancient sundial over the door.

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Avlemanos

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This roof is on an old church

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A lovely valley on this rugged volcanic rocky island

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On the Agean, the island is blessed with clear pristine waters

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And also beautiful sunsets

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