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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 19.08.2018

'Andy' Andrew - Anargyros Vretos Fatseas

Teacher, journalist, poet and  author, Sydney NSW Australia

 

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 16.10.2017

the way we were !

kythera we dont see anymore, this  photo was taken in the early 80s, when it wasnt uncommon to see this on a regular basis on the main road of the island as the village folk would take their animals to the horafa to feed them , and in most cases if you were in a car you would have to stop to let the animals pass...thats potamo in the background ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.09.2017

lest we forget !!

great initiative from Mr.Peter Manea [ middle ] from sydney who from his own doing and costings is placing a war memorial plaque in potamos next year with all diaspora  kytherians  who served in any world wars .. well done peter thats great  !!....peter , the mayor announced this in potamos platia late june ... you will see all those great men and womens names engraved on that plague that served for their new countries ! .....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.09.2017

' on the streets of your town '

funny who you can find walking the streets in the villages of kythera , here rugby league  legend peter wynn , on the left , and thats stephen trifyllis , meet in potamo in july , peter wynn played rugby league for australia and new soutrh wales  in the late seventies and played for parramatta in sydney in those famous parramatta sides , that contained players such us  peter sterling , mick cronin, arthur beetson , ray price , brett kenny ,eric grothe  to name a few that he played with  , peter told me he loves kythera and has been several times times to the island, he has kytherian friends in sydney  that have told peter  and his wife about the island , if you go to his sports store in sydney tell him you saw this story and  photo on the website .. go parra !! .. well after the mighty  brisbane  broncos !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 15.09.2015

filler up thanks !!

Theo sofios owner of the cyclon petrol station near potamos ,great service with a smile , isn't great that someone still puts the petrol in your car for you .....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 14.09.2015

speakers corner

janni tsampassis owner of selinas cafeneo at the top end of potamo, if you want to hear all the island goss just sit near all the potamo locals and you will hear plenty of news

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 21.05.2015

Stephen Zantiotis & Yianni Venardos - August 1984

Stephen is my dad. Yianni (Katsavias) initially married Anastasia Zantiotis and had five children. After her untimely death due to childbirth complications, Yianni married Anastasia's sister, Dimitra. Anastasia and Dimitra were the sisters of my dad's father, Peter.

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 22.05.2015

Anna Zantiotis & Matina Georgopoulos - 5/10/1994

My mother Anna (Kyrani Anastasopoulos) and Matina went to school together in Logothetianika.
My mother is from Perlegianika and Matina is from Lialianika.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.02.2015

the ones that didnt get away !!

dioynis condolion from agia pelagia brings his fresh catch up to potamos to sell at the markets

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2015

the potamo roosters !!

one of the small butcher shops at potamo displaying some of the specials of the day

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2015

'' ta calendar ''

group of local potamo kids going around the different shops in potamo singing Christmas carol's on Christmas eve , you could hear them from the bakery to the bank , this is a long time Greek tradition and it was wonderful to see that on Christmas and new years eve

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2015

chat time !!

potamo locals stop for a chat after shopping at the potamo markets

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.01.2015

sunday markets specials

manoli from mitita braves the cold December chilly Sunday markets but his locally produced mandarins were a treat ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.01.2015

kythera landmark up for sale !!

well , im sure everyone that has been to the island has either stopped and bought something from the periptero or walked past this famous landmark of the island ... and now its up for sale , the past owner janni is selling the only periptero on the island to do other things, maybe sitting in that confined space finally got to him and its time to get out !!!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.01.2015

'' oh come all ye faithful ''

after the playing delightful Christmas carols at the potamo platia , the band then went to the nursing home and played to the residents ... it was so emotional to see the faces of the people of the nursing home how mujch they enjoyed the music ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.01.2015

the show must go on !!!

on a fresh Sunday December morning the week of Christmas in the platia in potamos the kytherian philharmonic band minus the late stratis theodorakakis play Christmas tunes to the local shoppers , one could feel strato being there in spirit over looking his beloved band ...

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 18.05.2015

Dimitroula Venardos (Zantiotis) - August 1986

I took this photo of my paternal grandfather's (Peter) sister in Potamos on August 13, 1986.
Dimitroula married her sister Anastasia's widower, Yianni Venardos in around 1936.
Anastasia had five children and died from childbirth complications. Dimitroula was told it would be good if she raised her sister's children. Dimitroula did not have any children of her own.
The children are Bill (dec'd), Steve, Andrew, Eugenia and Grigoroula.
All the boys emigrated to Australia. Bill married Helen Lourandos (dec'd) and had one son, John.
Thank you to Maria Stephenson (Zantiotis) for this information.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 14.05.2014

'' memories ''

the 'pappa' from agios theodoros shows me photos from his recent trip to Australia .. he asked me to give regards to all the people who gave him the lovely thoughts and wishes he received from his trip down under... and he wants Queensland to win 9 years state of origins in a row !! .. no only joking !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 03.09.2013

'' A FINE GATHERING''

a celebrated table at astikon cafe [ livadti cafeneo ] after the church service at potamo on sunday having a coffee with the bishop , mayor and friends ....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 03.09.2013

TRIFYLLEIO FOUNDATION CEREMONY

the ceremony at the kytherian nursing home on the 13 august 2013 to recognise the donors and benefactors of the nursing home on a lovely August evening ...