The Guest Book section of the site is where you can let us know what you think of the site and of anything Kytherian in general.
Please Note: if you are trying to find relatives or information or would like to announce a Kytherian event, please don't put it here. It belongs on the message board .
Originally father was from Goudianika
Kelly (Kyriaki - named after my now deceased mother-in-law) and Tania (Antonia) named after my mother (My name is Eva Alfris-Stathakopoulos) are decendents of Theodore Alfieris. I would like them to be proud of their heritage and to be able to know a bit about what life was like for their grandparents. If there are any people who were neighbours or friends of the Zaglanakis's or Alfieris's, please let us know of any little stories that can help put a picture together. I am from Kalamata and have had the pleasure of meeting Manuel Aroney whilst in Greece.
Yiasas ke hara sas.
My FATHER'S NAME WAS HARRY FARDOULIS.I WOOD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION.
My Mother's parents were Kytherian.
Family names: Cassimatis, Venardos, Mazerakis. After WW2 moved to USA. I'm a metals artist.
My father Syd Levonis was born the seventh and youngest child of Dennis Levonis and Meta Bavaes in 1911. He emigrated to Australia when a teenager to join his brothers and sisters. He still has clear memories of life on Kythera. Some of the extended family names are Cassamatis, Corones , Carides?. Menas Levonis was a priest in the church in Potamos.
Great to have such a site
born in karavas
I am a first Generation Greek/American who's father was born on Kythera, in the village of Diakopoulianika. I would like to know if there are other Diakopoulos's that I can contact.
My mother, Marouli Vlahogenis, is one of 7 children of Margarita and Andreas Vlahogenis who was born and raised in Kythera. She arrived in Australia in 1963 to join her siblings, Vassilis, Kosta and Ourania.
Betina and Babis Mavrommatis from Pitsinades send warm greetings to all those they have met during their visits to Australia and USA. They also express their thanks to the creators of the Kythera-family.net for their great contribution to strengthen the relationships among the Kytherians of the diaspora.
My mother born Stavroula Theodorakakis (Cordato)joined her brothers Kerry and John in Hillston,Australia in 1947.My Grandfather Dennis came to Australia in 1903 till 1911 and again 1923 till 1926. My Grandmother was Maria Mazaraki.
Thanks to "Kythiraiki Idea" paper, I discovered today the "Kythera-family.net" . Born in Pitsinades, Kythera I left the island at the age of 18. I'm a primary school teacher lived and taught for years in Athens , Uk, and California, USA. I have met numbers of Kytherians in Diaspora, and felt their warm feelings for Kythera. Congratulations to the organizers of this site that gives the opportunity for communication, learning and sharing thoughts for our beloved Kythera.
Looking forward to meet many of you at the "Institute of Kythiraismos" conference this year in Kythera.
Regards, Yiannis Mavrommatis
WHAT A FIND!! STILL TRYING TO TAKE IN ALL THE INFO GET BACK TO YOU SOON.
My father's anme was Theodore Mavromattes who was born in Pitsinades in 1921 and came to Ausralia in 1937. His father's name was Ilias Mavromattes (Liako) and His mother was Kiriakoula Komino (Skouzes) from Dourianika. Petros Kominos who is featured in the photography section was her brother. I believe that we are also related to Spiridon Mavromatis from Perth.
My father Dimitrios Cominos is from Potamos and my mother's maiden name is Rose Gerakitis Maneas. My grandmother Eleni was originally from Mitata. My father has a sister named Aida Menas who lives in America and a brother named Peter Cominos, who has passed away. I have a sister named Poppy married to Barry Weir. They have two children named Alex and Christina. I am in the process of putting together my family tree and would appreciate any information, from other fellow Kythereans.
On another note, I would like to congratulate the people who have put together this marvelous website. It has brought so many Kythereans in touch with each other and its a great resource for the young and old.
Congratulations on this fantastic site.
My father Spiridon Mavromatis was born in 1907 in Pitsinades. He came to Perth at age 10 leaving behind two brothers, George and Sotiri, one of whom, I believe migrated to USA.
His parents were Michael Mavromatis (Mikaelis) and Zaphiro Griengi. His sister Irene went to bribane and married Peter Aroney. Their children were Nicholas, Michael, Zaphiro and Mary. I would love to visit Kythera, but the opportunity has not arisen. I had the opportunity to go to Crete three years ago and flew over Kythera on the way there. I cannot describe the feeling as I looked out of the window and saw the Island. I am a strongly patriotic Australian, but as I flew over the Island, the strong feeling came to me that Kythera was my home. If anyone has information about my family origins, I would love to hear from you.
How good is this. Originally from Sydney. Married with one daugter Matina (after her Yiayia ). I'm first generation Kytherian here in Australia. My parents, Emanual & Matina Samios born in Kythera, live in Bronte, Sydney. Dad (Harmouza) arrived in 1956, went back to Kythera and married Matina (Protopsaltis-Markra) in 1970. Then arrived back in Sydney.
I was born in 1971, my sister Erenie born in 1972. Brief history about my family . Thank you for the site to meet other fellow kytherians around the world
This is a great site. I am proud of my Kytherian heritage and I am hoping to make my first trip to the island later this year. I am the Grandson of Peter Psaltis and son of Kosma. I work in radio here in Brisbane and can't wait to get time off to travel to the Island. Once again congratulations on the magnificent site....well done
A big bravo for your original idea and the efforts setting up and running this site. I am sure that a lot of kytherians will find information about their origins and relatives that they did not know about.
My grandfather and grandmother are Dimitrios and Yarifalia Kritharis from Karavas. They had 4 children Voula, Anthie, Nick and Maria. My great Uncle was Haralambos Kritharis and he came to Australia and lived in Brisbane Australia. My Uncle Nick also lived in Brisbane Australia, he died 5 years ago. My Aunty Anthie married Tasos Zacharopoulos and had one child John they live in Sydney Australia. My Aunty Voula lives in Greece with her family. My mother Maria Kritharis from came to Australia and at the time was living with my Nouna Anthie Notaras when she met my father George Hadsis (from Samos) and married. They had 3 children John, Effie and Rose. John Hadsis lives in Perth with his family, I live in Sydney with my family and my sister lives in Canberra with her family and my father and mother.
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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