submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 18.01.2007
Take 38 Diaspora Kytherians, lock them in the Kythera Town Hall for 6 hours and what do you get? An enormous amount of knowledge-exchange. This year’s “Discover Your Roots” meeting on August 12. saw a great mixture of people from 3 continents learn more about the island in a few hours than most of us do in a month on the island. As usual, the participants themselves, in recounting their family histories and their experiences on the island, provided a colourful start to the proceedings. A special highlight this year was a tour of the Castro Archives and the Church of St. Theodore by high-school-teacher, folk-singer and heritage professional Eleni Harou, who sacrificed her midday break to give us a fascinating insight into the history of the island and the archives. She also helped many of the group de-cypher Venetian census data. We intend to repeat the event next year so make sure you’re on the island in mid-August 2007!
Discover Your Roots 2006
To see slideshows of other photos taken in August 2006 click on these links:
Chora - Discover Your Roots, August 12, 2006
Potamos Farmer’s Market, August 13, 2006
Movie clips of the Mitata Wine Festival, August 12, 2006
Agia Elessa, August 2006
Paliochora, August 2006
Milopotamos, August 2006
Mirtdiotissa, August 14-15, 2006
Movie clips and photos of the Panegyri in Potamos, August 15, 2006
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 24.09.2006
Dancing and enjoying the music at the Panagiri in Potamos
submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 05.02.2007
Tom Coroneos, a fellow Kytherian and world traveler from Oakland, California, spent two months on the island of Kythera in 2001. During the month of September, he rented an apartment across the street from the gerokomio (old folks home) in Potamos. Each morning, he would walk across the street with his boom box and play CDs for the old folks. Little by little they became great friends and companions. Tom was especially received by a white haired gentleman named Nikos Bernardos.
On the links to these webpages are video clips from the times he spent with the people from the gerokomio.
Kythera and the Gerokomio
Lady in Red
submitted by Christine Coroneo on 17.06.2006
This photo was taken in August 2004 when we travelled to see our mother in Avlemonas. We love it here! You can see why.
submitted by Jim And Maria Alfieris on 31.05.2006
The Hospital was opened on the 20th May, 1956
submitted by Jim And Maria Alfieris on 03.09.2010
The Hospital was opened on the 20th May, 1956.
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