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submitted by George Poulos on 04.01.2014

Plattia Ammos from the cliffs above the town to the south

A very attractive 'paralia'.

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.01.2014

Cats paradise - the Fishermans wharf slightly to the north of Ayia Pelagia

This is only a small number of the cats that live there on a permanent basis.

The wharf is site you often forget to visit as a tourist, but it's very interesting.

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submitted by George Poulos on 04.01.2014

The Fishermans wharf slightly to the north of Ayia Pelagia

A site you often forget to visit as a tourist, but very interesting.

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submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 12.11.2013

Logothetianika from the air

Photograph from James Prineas' Kythera from the Air.

Author: James Prineas

When Published: 2013

Publisher: Kytherian World Heritage Fund

Available: In Australia from the Kytherian World Heritage Fund & The Kytherian Association of Australia

George C. Poulos: 02 93888320

Email George Poulos

Email Angelo Notaras

Order more of the 30+ books from the KWHF catalogue by downloading the Order Form, here:

/download/Book_Order_Form.pdf

Kytherian Association of Australia, Book Orders

or Email Administration, Kytherian Association of Australia

In Europe, available from James Prineas.
Email James Prineas

From 2014, the book will be available from all good book shops on the island of Kythera.

Description: Beautiful coffee table book printed on 118gsm art paper. 272 pages. Hardback.

ISBN: 978-0-9872473-2-2

Other contributors:

Essays: Kiriaki Mavromattes-Orfanos
Translation: Irini Renieri
Greek Editing: Elena Panagopoulou
Plane piloted by: Kyprianos Biris

The book contains photographs of the various villages and places on the island of Kythera, taken from the air.

Subjects: Kythera, also known as 'Cerigo', is a Greek island situated between the southern tip of the Peloponnese and Crete. Its more than sixty villages reveal their organic development from neolithic to modern times. Roads twist like climbing plants into almost every corner of the island. These 280 aerial photographs taken in the verdant winter months, capture the beauty of the entire island.

A typical photograph from the book. Ayia Pelagia from the air.

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View / Download a .pdf of 8 sample pages, (pp.72-79) here:

Prineas_sample_ pp72-79.pdf

Kiriaki Mavromattes-Orfanas on what makes the book special and unique

In one of her essays in the book, Kiriaki Mavromattes-Orfanas explains how she always sits in the window seat of a plane in order to catch first glimpses of the Mediterranean and the seas around Kythera. She points out that these views, beautiful as they are, are seen in movement, you cannot ‘fix’ the image and peruse it at your leisure. With James Prineas’ book in your hand, that is precisely what you can do, however.
As Kiriaki states, “it is this view which makes this publication such an interesting one.

Because here in these images, you get to see the villages and towns of Kythera, its beaches and hillsides, its monasteries and churches, its vineyards and olive groves, its cypress trees, its roads and rivers and gullies and ravines, its hidden ponds and ancient waterways. You become aware of the precipitous nature of its cliffs and the stark rise of its mountains. You get to see where worked land ends and wilderness begins. The islands wounds and scars become apparent to you and you cn hear the e echoes of the silence of those now still, but once vibrant villages left' ‘erima kai mona’ as their population slowly deserted them. You can follow the coastline, noting were it is accessible and where it is not and wonder about which beaches Helen went to with Paris, looking for a private moment with her lover before she made that fateful choice and plunged her world into war. And your favourite beach, or your grandfather s house, or the home you grew up in, is presented in a different way and you can finally see the sense of the division of family property - the ‘adelfomerasmata’.

From the ground you may not be aware that your village is surrounded on three sides by a ravine, or how high it sits above the sea, but seeing it from above, you get to understand why itis where it is and how the terrain is king”.

Some reactions to the book:

Georgia Pine, California, USA.

"I've been enjoying the various photos and reading the essays. It's going to take a while to get through it as it is heavy to handle. What a terrific legacy for all of us and for future generations! Great idea to include surnames with each village."

Dimitris Koutrafouris, the Bank Manager of the National Bank of Greece, branch, Potamos, Kythera, placed the book on display in the summer of 2013.

As locals and Kytherians of the diaspora thumbed through the book, their first instinct was to try and find their own houses, or those of their grandparents and relatives.

Most were not satisfied until that were certain that they had found their houses. Often they had to solicit the help of realtives and friends to help locate them.

The book contains virtually every structure on the island, in every part of the island, which makes it a very valuable Kytherian resource.

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submitted by James Victor Prineas on 09.11.2013

A typical photograph from James Prineas' Kythera From the Air

Ayia Pelagia from the air.

Author: James Prineas

When Published: 2013

Publisher: Kytherian World Heritage Fund

Available: In Australia from the Kytherian World Heritage Fund & The Kytherian Association of Australia

George C. Poulos: 02 93888320

Email George Poulos

Email Angelo Notaras

Order more of the 30+ books from the KWHF catalogue by downloading the Order Form, here:

/download/Book_Order_Form.pdf

Kytherian Association of Australia, Book Orders

or Email Administration, Kytherian Association of Australia

In Europe, available from James Prineas.
Email James Prineas

From 2014, the book will be available from all good book shops on the island of Kythera.

Description: Beautiful coffee table book printed on 118gsm art paper. 272 pages. Hardback.

ISBN: 978-0-9872473-2-2

Other contributors:

Essays: Kiriaki Mavromattes-Orfanos
Translation: Irini Renieri
Greek Editing: Elena Panagopoulou
Plane piloted by: Kyprianos Biris

The book contains photographs of the various villages and places on the island of Kythera, taken from the air.

Subjects: Kythera, also known as 'Cerigo', is a Greek island situated between the southern tip of the Peloponnese and Crete. Its more than sixty villages reveal their organic development from neolithic to modern times. Roads twist like climbing plants into almost every corner of the island. These 280 aerial photographs taken in the verdant winter months, capture the beauty of the entire island.

View / Download a .pdf of 8 sample pages, (pp.72-79) here:

Prineas_sample_ pp72-79.pdf

Some reactions to the book:

Georgia Pine, California, USA.

"I've been enjoying the various photos and reading the essays. It's going to take a while to get through it as it is heavy to handle. What a terrific legacy for all of us and for future generations! Great idea to include surnames with each village."

Dimitris Koutrafouris, the Bank Manager of the National Bank of Greece, branch, Potamos, Kythera, placed the book on display in the summer of 2013.

As locals and Kytherians of the diaspora thumbed through the book, their first instinct was to try and find their own houses, or those of their grandparents and relatives.

Most were not satisfied until that were certain that they had found their houses. Often they had to solicit the help of realtives and friends to help locate them.

The book contains virtually every structure on the island, in every part of the island, which makes it a very valuable Kytherian resource.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.10.2013

'' packed platia''

standing room only at this years potamo 15th august dance , big crowd, plenty of food, drinks and they danced the night away ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 03.10.2013

'' some view ''

great food with a great view, one of the best restraunts on kythera at neo kosmos beach .. this couple takes advantage of the fabulous view..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.09.2013

'' step by step '' or rock by rock !!

group of greek aussies trek their way down to the mylos waterfalls , make sure you go late in the afternoon , wear a hat , good shoes and take your togs for a very refreshing swim in one of the waterfalls !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 27.09.2013

''down on the corner''

after dinner at kapsali go up to hora walk around the lovely streets and have a ice cream while people watching ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 27.09.2013

''cos the night has a thousand eyes ''

what a wonderful stroll on a hot august night through the charming streets of chora ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 26.09.2013

'' FOURNI"

a great little beach north of the island on the way to karava , on this day in august the waves were pounding in due to the severe northly winds of early august

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 23.09.2013

''up on the roof''

potamos on a sunday in august with the market open and ready for business as it has been for the last 300 years !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.05.2014

''fruitex oval''... kytheras grass football pitch !

magnificent grass oval at livathi for the development of young kytherians learning to play football...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 23.09.2013

''potamos central''

a busy sunday in potamos greeting people from all over the world , coffee catch ups , church service , shopping to be done then lunch at panaretos , it all happens in potamos on sundays!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.06.2014

HOUSE TO RENT LONG OR SHORT TERM . TRIFYLLIANIKA walking distance to potamos

perfect holiday house. !! cheaper than hotels... House for rent long term or short term .. looking for a resident of kythera for this rental for long term rental , but will consider offers for short term period, for holidays on the island any season ... ... asking reasonable rent per week !! ...the house is 5 minutes from the commercial capital of the island .. potamos .10 minutes from agia pelagia , close to beaches and restaurants and has magnificent views of mainland greece , agai moni and the ocean .... the house can house up to 4 people with a good size bedroom and a large lounge room, the lounge room has a fire place, has a nice kitchen, large shower with lots of storage for clothes etc... plus security bars over the windows has great off street parking for your cars .. the house features some furniture , double bed , refrigerator , small tv , some cooking appliances , a small couch , table and chairs , but can be removed if you have your own furniture... washing machine is available in our other house next door.... also the house has been freshly painted inside and outside... and is in a very peaceful village ... for more details [ Australia 0412729927] or if in Greece call Theodore Fardoulys on 6945142724...... he can show you the house... the house is in a classic kythreian village and in a very peaceful part of kythera.. references may be asked for..... summer is here !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 17.09.2013

AGIA PELAGIA ...

northern view of agia pelagia... rapidly becoming the largest populated village on the island .. it certainly is in the summer months ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.09.2013

'' on the beach''

lovely part of agia pelagia , firri ammo always a favourite for a swim ,with its cystal clear waters...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.09.2013

BABBLING BROOK !

lovely little cafe just below the platia at mylopotamos, kamari cafe is the ideal spot for a caftheki with a little spring sounding off a relaxing sound ....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 12.09.2013

'' KAKI LAGADA BEACH ''

lots of traffic at this popular agia pelagia beach , but ruined somewhat by this eyesore of the umbrellas and beach bar !!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 12.09.2013

''FAMOUS LANDMARK ''

a favourite dinning destination in the summer is the platinos taverna at mylopotamo for breakfast , lunch or dinner , maybe just before lunch have a cooling dip in nerida waterfalls then up to the platia for lunch ...