submitted by Archaeology On Kythera on 21.05.2015
In a very satisfied mood, after a great dig, at Ayios Yeoryios, above Mitata, and near Paliopoli.
inspecting a find on Ayios Yeoryios, above Mitata, and near Paliopoli.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 22.05.2015
The lady on the left is Zaharoula Souris and the lady on the right is Katina Souris. Their mother, Kyrani Zantiotis was the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter. Their father was Panayioti Venardos (nickname Karides).
Zahauroula married Kosma Souris from Gerakari and Katina married Panayioti Souris from Petrouni.
I don't remember who the little girl is. Does anyone recognise her?
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 20.05.2015
Yianni initially married Anastasia Zantiotis - the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter. They had five children, Bill, Steve, Andrew, Eugenia and Grigoroula.
When Anastasia passed away due to childbirth complications, it was suggested to Dimitra, Anastasia's sister, that she marry Yianni to raise the children.
So in around 1936, Yianni married Dimitra Zantiotis. They didn't have any children.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 21.05.2015
Bubby was the middle son of Panayioti Venardos (nickname - Karides) and Kyrani Zantiotis - the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter.
Bubby was a stoker on the ships and loved hunting. He never married.
When he eventually had the old family home connected to the power grid, his mother didn't like it, complaining that the television had taken the place of the display of all her family photos which gave her happiness.
Thank you to Maria Stephenson (Zantiotis) for this information.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 18.05.2015
Kyrani and Dimitroula were the sisters of my paternal grandfather, Peter Zantiotis.
The family was from Atzolianika, Agia Anastasia.
Kyrani married Peter Venardos and had eight children.
Dimitroula married Yianni Venardos, who was married to Kyrani and Dimitroula's sister Anastasia who passed away due to childbirth complications. Anastasia and Yianni had five children so it was recommended to Dimitroula that she marry Yianni to raise the children. Yianni and Dimitroula did not have any children of their own.
Dimitroula was the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter from Atzolianika, Agia Anastasia.
The lady on the left is Dimitroula Venardos (Zantiotis), the sister of my paternal grandfather, Peter.
The lady on the right is Grigoroula, Dimitroula's daughter.
The donkey's name is Moscha.
Kyrani was the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter. Kyrani married Peter Venardos who already had four children. The couple then went on to have eight more children - Nick, the twins Zaharoula and Stamatoula, Stavro, Haralambos, Antonia, Katina and Dimitra.
This photo was taken outside their house in Karithianika next to Agia Anastasia.
These two ladies are the daughters of Panayioti Venardos (nickname Karides) and Kyrani Zantiotis, the sister of my paternal grandfather Peter.
Zaharoula was a twin who married Kosma Souris from Gerakari. They lived in Gerakari and had three children, Peter, Dimitri and a daughter.
Dimitri's daughter Myrto and her husband own the Akroyiale restaurant in Agia Pelagia.
Katina married Peter Souris, a Pentanouso Souris from Petrouni and had two sons, Tasso and Nick and a daughter that lives in Sydney.
I took this photo in Agia Anastasia.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 13.05.2015
This photo was taken at the Anastasopoulos family home in Perlegianika. Manoli is Efrosini's (Froso) son and the half-brother of my mother Anna (Kyrani). Froso was my mother's stepmother.
My mother's mother Barbara passed away in 1942 when my mother was four years old.
Manoli still lives in Perlegianika.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 14.05.2015
'Barba Ilia' was born in Pyrgos Ilia in the Peloponnese. Together with my mother's father Peter and his brother George, they were forced to leave their town as they apparently refused to join the Communist Party. They went to Kythera in the late 1920s aged around 18 years old and settled in Perlegianika where they lived next door to each other.
I clearly remember asking Barba Ilia to take a photo of him and he was very excited. After I took his photo, he asked me if it would be okay to take another photo of him with his apron. When I said yes, he quickly went into his house and emerged wearing his apron. He was so proud to show me that apron!
This photo was taken at my mother's family home in Perlegianika.
Efrosini (Froso) was my mother's stepmother.
My mum's mother, Barbara (Komninou) died in 1942 when my mum was four years old and her two brothers, Con and Denis were also very young.
Her father Peter remarried and had a further three children - Eleni, Bill and Manoli. Bill is pictured on the back wall. The wedding photo is Con's wedding to Irene Liaros.
Left to right - Me, Anna (Kyrani) Zantiotis (Anastasopoulos) (my mum), Eleni Castrisios (Frilingos) with my baby daughter Kyrani, Marika and Yianni Castrisios. Marika and Yianni are Eleni's children.
Eleni's sister Efrosini (Froso) was my mother's stepmother.
The lady in the middle, Koula Galanakis, is Stephen's second cousin. Her mother and Stephen's mother, Ekaterini (Katina) Moulos were first cousins.
Stephen and Anna (Kyrani Anastasopoulos) are my parents.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 12.05.2015
Peter Zantiotis is my godfather. His parents were Theodore and Anastasia from Agia Pelagia.
Stephen Zantiotis is my father. His parents were Peter Zantiotis from Agia Anastasia and Ekaterini Moulos from Logothetianika.
My mother Anna (Kyrani Anastasopoulos) and Matina went to school together in Logothetianika.
My mother is from Perlegianika and Matina is from Lialianika.
submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 16.05.2015
Nick and Stephen (my father) enjoying a coffee at Nick's house in Karava.
Nick's mother Kyrani and my dad's father Peter were brother and sister.
This photo was taken at Kastrisianika in the family home of the Castrisios family.
Eleni is the sister of Efrosini (Froso) Anastasopoulos (Frilingos) who was the stepmother of my mother Anna (Kyrani).
The baby is my gorgeous daughter.
Vaso (Comino) is from Dourianika and my mother Anna (Kyrani Anastasopoulos) is from Perlegianika.
These two ladies have been friends since they were little girls.
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