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submitted by George Poulos on 24.10.2008

Ruined House. Towards the end of the road leading to Lourandianika.

One of the few ruins in the area.

The photograph of this building has been added here in response to a plea in the Sept 2008 Newsletter, from Maria (Marcellos) Whyte.

Maria's email here

"I respectfully ask for any assistance my fellow Kytherians may be able to give me, as a tribute to my family, not to allow Louradianika be forgotten. I have no photos, only memories which are as vivid today, as they were when I was a girl of 15, but I would like to share this village of happy memories with my fellow Kytherians".

There is only one entry road to the village of Lourandianika, because about 50 metres past the small church of Ayios Yeoryi the road ends.

Although it is not clear from the road sign photographs, the road runs off to Lourandianika on an angle at the signpost, (and not on the same plane as Firi Ammos and Kalamos).

View of the signpost from behind and above, towards Kato Livathi

Map showing clearly the turnoff down to Lourandianika

The church of Ayios Yeoryi is small, but extremely well maintained. I had not read the Newsletter at the time I visited, so I did not not look carefully for, or at, the gravesites around the church.

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing North

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing South

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View across the rooftop at sunset

Cousin Theo Poulos and I were stunned by the quality of the fully sealed tarred road that leads to this cul-de-sac. If every road on the island was sealed to this quality, then.....

There are about 5 houses in the village. We met the elderly residents who live in the last well maintained traditional cottage.

House at the end of the road in Lourandianika

Elderly male. Lourandianika. 2008

The elderly lady declined to be photographed.

Frontage of the last house on the road to Lourandianika

Ruined House. Towards the end of the road leading to Lourandianika

Looking into the ruined house, Lourandianika

Stable wall at sunset. Lourandianika, 2008

The second last house on the left as you drive to the Church is quite large, modern, and extremely well maintained. Unfortunately by the time we went to photograph it, the night had set it, and our photographs did not develop properly.

The village of Lourandianika gave us the impression of our own village, Karavas - an idyllic setting, far from noise, cares, and woes. A little world unto itself.

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submitted by George Poulos on 24.10.2008

Frontage of the last house on the road to Lourandianika.

The house is very well maintained. A superb "perivoli" can be found on the opposite side of the road.

The photograph of this building has been added here in response to a plea in the Sept 2008 Newsletter, from Maria (Marcellos) Whyte.

Maria's email here

"I respectfully ask for any assistance my fellow Kytherians may be able to give me, as a tribute to my family, not to allow Louradianika be forgotten. I have no photos, only memories which are as vivid today, as they were when I was a girl of 15, but I would like to share this village of happy memories with my fellow Kytherians".

There is only one entry road to the village of Lourandianika, because about 50 metres past the small church of Ayios Yeoryi the road ends.

Although it is not clear from the road sign photographs, the road runs off to Lourandianika on an angle at the signpost, (and not on the same plane as Firi Ammos and Kalamos).

View of the signpost from behind and above, towards Kato Livathi

Map showing clearly the turnoff down to Lourandianika

The church of Ayios Yeoryi is small, but extremely well maintained. I had not read the Newsletter at the time I visited, so I did not not look carefully for, or at, the gravesites around the church.

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing North

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing South

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View across the rooftop at sunset

Cousin Theo Poulos and I were stunned by the quality of the fully sealed tarred road that leads to this cul-de-sac. If every road on the island was sealed to this quality, then.....

There are about 5 houses in the village. We met the elderly residents who live in the last well maintained traditional cottage.

House at the end of the road in Lourandianika

Elderly male. Lourandianika. 2008

The elderly lady declined to be photographed.

Frontage of the last house on the road to Lourandianika

Ruined House. Towards the end of the road leading to Lourandianika

Looking into the ruined house, Lourandianika

Stable wall at sunset. Lourandianika, 2008

The second last house on the left as you drive to the Church is quite large, modern, and extremely well maintained. Unfortunately by the time we went to photograph it, the night had set it, and our photographs did not develop properly.

The village of Lourandianika gave us the impression of our own village, Karavas - an idyllic setting, far from noise, cares, and woes. A little world unto itself.

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submitted by George Poulos on 24.10.2008

Last house on the road to Lourandianika, at sunset. From the low side.

The house on the left is the traditional cottage, and the one above (at the very end of the road, and around the corner) has been well restored.

Note the well sealed bitumen road running in front of it, to the lower right?

The photograph of this building has been added here in response to a plea in the Sept 2008 Newsletter, from Maria (Marcellos) Whyte.

Maria's email here

"I respectfully ask for any assistance my fellow Kytherians may be able to give me, as a tribute to my family, not to allow Louradianika be forgotten. I have no photos, only memories which are as vivid today, as they were when I was a girl of 15, but I would like to share this village of happy memories with my fellow Kytherians".

There is only one entry road to the village of Lourandianika, because about 50 metres past the small church of Ayios Yeoryi the road ends.

Although it is not clear from the road sign photographs, the road runs off to Lourandianika on an angle at the signpost, (and not on the same plane as Firi Ammos and Kalamos).

View of the signpost from behind and above, towards Kato Livathi

Map showing clearly the turnoff down to Lourandianika

The church of Ayios Yeoryi is small, but extremely well maintained. I had not read the Newsletter at the time I visited, so I did not not look carefully for, or at, the gravesites around the church.

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing North

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing South

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View across the rooftop at sunset

Cousin Theo Poulos and I were stunned by the quality of the fully sealed tarred road that leads to this cul-de-sac. If every road on the island was sealed to this quality, then.....

There are about 5 houses in the village. We met the elderly residents who live in the last well maintained traditional cottage.

House at the end of the road in Lourandianika

Elderly male. Lourandianika. 2008

The elderly lady declined to be photographed.

Frontage of the last house on the road to Lourandianika

Ruined House. Towards the end of the road leading to Lourandianika

Looking into the ruined house, Lourandianika

Stable wall at sunset. Lourandianika, 2008

The second last house on the left as you drive to the Church is quite large, modern, and extremely well maintained. Unfortunately by the time we went to photograph it, the night had set it, and our photographs did not develop properly.

The village of Lourandianika gave us the impression of our own village, Karavas - an idyllic setting, far from noise, cares, and woes. A little world unto itself.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 24.09.2008

kato hora

restored home in the village of kato hora.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 23.09.2008

kato hora

at the back of the small village of kato hora, near mylopotamos, some of the homes and churches in the castle, have a look at the amount of rocks needed to build the church in the front of the photo. lot of work there!!

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submitted by George Vardas on 15.09.2008

Astikon Cafe

The Astikon cafe in Potamos also offers shady seating across the street. By the way, it has the best milopita (apple pie)I have ever tasted on the island.

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submitted by Dimitris Kontoleon on 13.09.2008

Astikon

The most popular coffee shop on the island was established in 1908. At Astikon you will enjoy a cup of coffee, a soda, or a cocktail.

You will taste a variety of appetisers, accompanied by ouzo, or tsipouro (a type of local alcoholic beverage), sweets, and a variety of ice cream flavours.

Have your breakfast at Astikon. Breakfast is served from 7:00 am. We are also open until late at night!

Have an iced beverage, or a beer while listening to selected music.

Sit indoors, in the large lounge area, or outside, if you a romantic type, who enjoys taking in the view, and the "happenings" in the delightful village of Potamos.

At Astikon you will be able to play board games, backgammon and chess, as well as access the computer, and the world wide web.

A "hot spot" wireless internet connection is available here.

Divest yourself of all anxiety.

Pleasant surprises await those with an open mind.

Events include poetry readings, movie screenings, and art exhibits.

You are in the central meeting point of the island.

The traditional kafenion.

Opposite the Church,
Potamos
Kythera

Tel: 27360 33141

Email, <i>Astikon</i>

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submitted by George Vardas on 08.09.2008

Views from the cafe "Fos Fanari"

The views extend to Hytra from the balcony of this impressive cafe bar

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submitted by George Vardas on 08.09.2008

Balcony over Hora

The new "Fos Fanari" cafe bar at Hora has an outdoor balcony with stunning views of Hora

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submitted by George Vardas on 08.09.2008

The cafe of lanterns

As the name "Fos Fanari" suggests, the decor of this modern cafe bar is based around the theme of the lantern

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submitted by George Vardas on 08.09.2008

Light of the Lantern (Fos Fanari)

This new cafe and bar has just opened in Hora. It has a stunningly contemporary decor and ambience but still manages to offer homemade sweets and a great place to meet and have a drink or a coffee

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submitted by Panayotis Vardas on 05.09.2008

The walkway at night leading down from Fosfanari

a trendy new Coffee Bar, recently opened, on the right hand side as you walk down from the main platteia in Hora.

Snacks, coffee, beer, wine & spirits, in a delightful setting with views across the valley in Hora.

Proprietor: Panayoti Vardas, Livathi.

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submitted by Panayotis Vardas on 05.09.2008

Fosfanari

Trendy new Coffee Bar, recently opened, on the right hand side as you walk down from the main platteia in Hora.

Snacks, coffee, beer, wine & spirits, in a delightful setting with views across the valley in Hora.

Proprietor: Panayoti Vardas, Livathi.

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submitted by Panayotis Vardas on 05.09.2008

Fosfanari

Trendy new Coffee Bar, recently opened, on the right hand side as you walk down from the main platteia in Hora.

Snacks, coffee, beer, wine & spirits, in a delightful setting with views across the valley in Hora.

Proprietor: Panayoti Vardas, Livathi.

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 12.08.2008

Windmill Hotel Mitata

Windmill Hotel Mitata

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.03.2008

''this old house''

one of the many old gracious homes that are on the island as they say in real estate terms a renovators delight, but a few of these old homes are being bought by people from all over the world are being restored to their original grandeur

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

ruined building

The remains of an "underground" structure.

Photo taken in spring/summer 1971.

This was just outside of Potamos, near the road heading to Hora and Kapsali and the south of the island. There was a next to a commonly used "walking" track across vacant untended land, used by us, and many of the locals as a short cut from Logothetianika to Potamos. We used it to get between the house we were living in in Katsoulanika, to Potamos (not many shops in Logothetianika and none in Katsoulanika).

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submitted by Daniel Tripp on 07.02.2008

House outside of Potamos (northwest)

The story we were told when we were living in Potamos, was that this house was used by the Germans to imprison people during WWII.

Photo was taken in Winter 1971.

From memory, the house was on the north-west road out of Potamos heading to Agia Anastassia. We used to take this road (on foot) to visit our friend and "protector" Jim Zuglis - who had a farm and cottage out that way.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 08.10.2007

kalokerines.

lovely little village near mytrtithia,

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 27.09.2007

chora

the architecture of hora, take time to walk through its streets and admire the venetian and neo classical buildings..