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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.01.2016

the great ocean road !!

breath taking views on the way to lycadimo beach just past the village of logothetianika for a swim ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 15.10.2015

the long and winding road !

the road to lycadimou beach near logothetianika has so many corners but its a spectacular drive down to the beach ....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.09.2015

logothetianika

the village of logothakianika , and in the background is potamo

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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

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

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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 Heather De Marco on 26.10.2012

Looking for family

Near Logothetianika

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.06.2012

LYKOTHIMOS BEACH...

just west of logothetianika and a drive down a steep winding road is one of the islands most popular beaches, during august and on a still hot day this beach is packed with holiday makers from athens to australia.. maybe a nice swim till lunch time then back up the mountain to a great lunch at marias in the village of logothetianika... bring on the greek summer and being in kythera during august ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 02.01.2008

lykadimo beach.

one of the best beaches on the island, with a great view of summer sunset just beyond the village of logothetianika down a windy road a day at lykadimo is a must,for your comfort a litte koisk operates there and a water spring in a cave, plus a great swim.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.09.2007

lykadimo beach.

the beach at the end of the long and winding road, just below the village of logothetianika is one of kythera's best beaches.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 09.09.2007

'' the long and winding road''

that leads to one of the best beaches on the island, licyadimmo, just behind the village of logothetianika, however a few hair pin corners to get around.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 13.09.2006

lykadimo beach.

crystal clear waters at lykadimou

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 12.09.2006

octapodi meze.

fresh octapus for a ''mezethaki'' at the beautiful beach of lykademou beach just behind the village of logothetianika.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.09.2006

logothetianika

the village of logothetianika,try marias restraurant great food.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 04.10.2005

lykodymou

lykodymou beach close to logothetianika

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 25.09.2005

potamos

potamos taken from logothetianika

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 18.09.2005

lykodymou

behind the village of logothetianika this spectacular beach has spring water in a little cave on the beach

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 17.09.2004

LYKODYMOU BEACH

this beach is located on the west side of island behind the village of logothetianka.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.09.2004

ROOF TOPS OF POTAMOS

view from church belltower in potamos looking towards logothetianika and mountains of agia ellissa.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 14.09.2004

LOGOTHETIANIKA

logothetianika taken from potamos

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.03.2004

Likodimos Beach

The beautiful beach at Likodimos west of the village of Logothetianika