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submitted by George Poulos on 28.10.2004

Patrikio Skolio - Karavas, in 1968.

The Patriko skolio, was originally an Agricultural College, designed to teach Karavitithes and Kytherians generally, agricultural science.

The thiapontos was George Politis. [See other entries for full history.]

It was named after the benefactor who provided the funds for its contruction - Patrikios.

It is an iconic building in Karavas's history, and has undergone a number of transformations, and usage changes in the decades after it was built.

I figure it would be good to chronicle those changes. Here is how it looked in the late 1960's.

Do other kythera-family users have photographs of the skoli in other era's?


In 1968, it was was obviously in very fine condition.


The person in the photograph is Theothori Tzortzopoulos, one of a number of children born to George Dimitri Tzortzopoulos, and Olympia (nee, Tzortzopoulos) in Karavas, Kythera. (He was one of my father's older brothers.)

He is seen here, inspecting olives on a very thriving olive tree at the front of the skolio..

He married the "famous" Mummi - midwife, and lived in the Tzortzopoulo patriko spiti - at the base of the steps leading up to the marmaro, and Church of Ayios Haralambos, in Karavas.

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submitted by George Poulos on 06.08.2005

Bamboo ceiling, and mortar and tile contruction for rooves - Karavas, Kythera.

Bamboo ceilings in the Tzortzopoulos patriko spiti, "Hlihlis", at the base of the steps leading up to the marmoro in Karavas.

The construction of rooves in Kythera was unique.

Over the wooden bearer's were placed bamboo strips.

Over these bamboo strips mortar was poured.

Tiles were then set into this mortar.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.10.2004

VENETIAN ARCHITECTURE

walk through the streets of hora and admire the venetian housing.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.10.2004

CASTRO AT CHORA

building at the castro which is undergoing renovations at last!!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.10.2004

CASTRO AT CHORA

church with-in the castro at chora

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.09.2004

ARONIATHIKA ARCHITECTURE

under the arches aroniathika with large homes that are 100's of years old.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.09.2004

ARONIATHIKA ARCHITECTURE

more examples of camara arches from houses in aroniathika.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.09.2004

ARONIATHIKA ARCHITECTURE

throughout this village its worth your while to see the beautiful camaras and large houses

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submitted by Chris Dascalopoulos on 20.08.2004

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submitted by Chris Dascalopoulos on 08.05.2006

Aoniadika Today

A picturesque village. Old houses live along new or restored buildings

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submitted by Chris Dascalopoulos on 20.08.2004

Hora detail

detail from a balcony at Hora

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submitted by Amanda Tzannes on 05.08.2004

Cannons

Looking down the barrel of the cannons in the grounds of the Kastro at Hora

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submitted by Amanda Tzannes on 11.08.2004

Typical family home

Typical family home in Livathi

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submitted by Amanda Tzannes on 11.08.2004

Snow covered house

This picture was taken in winter 2004.

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submitted by Amanda Tzannes on 05.08.2004

Bell tower

Bell tower of Panagia Myrtidiotissa in the Kastro, Hora

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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 29.05.2004

Andronicos Shop/Residence Potamos

Photo left:
Shop and residence of Con Theo Andronicos (standing left) ~1935.
Son Theo centre. Unknown boys on right.
Building believed to have been passed to Con by his father-in-law, Spyro Ioannis Michalakakis (Tsicalas).
Photo Right:
Con’s granddaughter Matina Spyro Andronicos ~1970s.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.05.2004

The English School at Kato Hora

The British helped improve eduction on the island of Kythera through the construction of several schools, including this one in Kato Hora. They were based on the Lancastrian system of education where one teacher was required to teach large numbers of students in one large hall. This photo was taken in 1985.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.05.2004

"Faith is His Anchor"

The keystone in the centre of the masonry arch over the entrance to the Lancastrian School at Milapidea is in the form of an anchor, possibly an allusion to the anchor as the Christian symbol of hope.

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submitted by George Vardas on 25.05.2004

Venice in Hora

A feature of Hora is the Venetian influence in its architecture. In this photograph, the striking blue doorway is announced by a horizontal stone lintel and decorative motifs.

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submitted by George Vardas on 25.05.2004

The steps of Kato Hora

One of the many abandoned homes within the castle at Kato Hora. A feature of the architecture of these types of laika houses was the narrow external staircase which provided entry to the first floor, usually to a landing or balcony above.