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KYTHIRA

Island of Venus of view of beauty and love, removed from the remainder Epta'n-nisa, the Kythira, abstain hardly 10 n.m. from the south-eastern end of Peloponnese. Administratively they depend in Piraeus. The Ky'cira are a katapra'sjno island with clean seas, extensive sandy beaches, imposing rocky coasts and bights that offer for quiet interruptions, for fysjola'trejs and explorers. The traditional settlements, the castles, the churches and the dy'svatoj streets impress the visitors. Because his geographic place, the island mastj'zetaj by the winds and the waves, with result often he is isolated. Has extent of 278 t. km and coasts of length of 52 km

KYTHIRA (COUNTRY)

The Country is the capital of island built front in the Castle. Ka'taspra houses, narrow droma'kja, kama'res and belfries give the intense islander colour with flavour from the kykladj'tj-ki architecture. It has 300 roughly residents, which are famous for their hospitality and their warmth.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Medieval Castle, in the embrace of which "are hidden" many ekklisa'kja, as her Virgin Mary myrtjdjw'tjs-You, the Virgin Mary of Orphan, Pantokra'tora and Saint Ioannis. Are built in perj'opti place with view in Cretan Sea and the Antjky'cira. In in the castle also, is accomodated the Historical File of island. Under the Castle, you visit the Byzantine churches in the region In Slime.

MUSEUMS
Archaeological, with important collection from arhaj!koy's ly'hnoys, mjnwjka' vessels and ceramic, sculptural Arhaj!ki's and Classic Season, blazons, currencies, Byzantine pictures k.a.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist taverns kja bar. The in August become cultural events, that include music, dances and reports of painting. Big panigy'rj becomes his Monday Easter, in the Virgin Mary the Myrtjdjw'tjssa.

LOCAL NOSTJMJES
Try xeroti'gana, marzipans Mrs "mpjze'des".

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the Saint Pelagia. You will find shops that rent cars and motor cycles. They circulate also taxi. The streets, apart from central, are not in particularly good situation.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 31213, First Aids 31243,.33203, Police 31913, GREEK POST 31274, GREEK TELECOME 31299.

STAY
Exist hotels and minimal rented rooms.





AVLEMONAS

Bara'djko village with exceptional beauty. In the harbour naya'gise in 1802 the boat "Me'ntwr", that transported sculptures of Parcenw'na that had stolen the arhajoka'pilos Lord E'lgjn. His traditional houses are built between bushes and trees, giving separate beauty in the landscape.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Small Venetsja'njko Castle in the entry of harbour, where you will see skaljsme'no le'onta the Saint Mark. Ancient Scandium in the region of Palajo'polis, three kilometres outside from the village and which was destroyed by the explosion of volcano of Santorini.
The Church of Saint Kosma', that is found in the Palajo'kastro, built from materials that existed in the temple of Venus.

ENTERTAINMENT
You will find taverns, bar and cafeterias.
Panigy'rja they become on 6 August, the Savior, on 17 July of Saint Marina and on 6 December of Saint Nikolaos.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the beach of village, as well as in around beautiful ljmana'kja. Also, two kilometres from the Avle'mona you will meet the region of Palajo'polis, that is ey'fori the island, with very beautiful beach. Little more outside, you will see also Ancient Scandium, with covered relic of buildings and carved graves.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Greek Telecome 33238.

STAY
Exist very very little rented apartments. Functions camping.




SAINT PELAGIA

Coastal village and main harbour of island. The last years we develop in seasonal centre and assemble always bigger number of tourists. It is epj'nejo the village River, that abstains 7 km Abstains 26 km from the capital and has 160 residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Church of Saint Nikolaos of Krasa'. The name him took from a fable that says that the ekklisa'kj htj'stike from kapeta'njo that naya'gise in this waters and his boat transported wine.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist taverns and cafes.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the extensive beach of village. In the beginning it has pebbles and sand, while then you meet kokkjnwpi' sand. The beach Lore'ntzoy, 1,5 roughly km, that him prefers the nudists. Also, it deserves you go the gorge of Lagga'das.

TRANSPORT
From the Saint Pelagia they begin the local buses that execute itineraries for River - Arwnja'djka - Traps - Karvoyna'des - Kontolja'njka - Fatsa'djka - Meadow - Country and Kaba'lj. It circulates agoraj'o car. Tel.: 33271.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Ljmenarhej'o 33280, ote 33242.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




KABALJ

It is epj'nejo the Country and second harbour of island, that assembles the more tourist movement. Small settlement, that is separated in the two from a small peninsula, above in which exist the ekklisa'kj of Saint Gewrgj'oy and the lighthouse in the two tops. A small pinewood appears in the depth of settlement, above in the hill where is found the monastery of Saint Ioannis of Theologian, where crylej'taj that mo'nase the Saint and began the writing of Revelation from here, before Patmos.

ENTERTAINMENT
You will find taverns, restaurants and bar for your nightly amusement.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
Here you might swim in the ljmana'kj Front and in the beaches Sparaggaj'o, Kaba'lj and Kaboyla'kj. More makrya', you will go from the Ka'lamo to the beaches Haljko', Vroyle'a and Fyri' ¢mmo. The sandy beaches are suitable for goyj'!nt se'rfjngk, while the Kaba'lj is advisable as araxovo'lj jstjofo'rwn.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the Saint Pelagia.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Ljmenarhej'o 31222, ote 31461.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.



RIVER

The older years was named the "Dame the Village", from cause of church of Virgin Mary of Jlarjw'tjssas. It is the bigger village of island, that him prefer for interruptions even the local. It is commercial centre, with traditional mansions home, a big plako'strwti square, with background the pinewood.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Churches of Saint Theodoros, Saint Anastasia, Saint Ioannis and one kilometre outside from the River, in the Logocetja'njka, the churches of Saint Trinity and Saint Month.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 33219, Police 33222, First Aids 33203,.33325, GREEK POST 33225, GREEK TELECOME 33399.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




DJAKOFTJ

Seasonal settlement with beautiful sandy beach. It abstains 30 km from the Country and has 100 pero'poy residents. With a narrow passage, the Djako'ftj is connected with the Makroky'cira.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Makroky'cira, that are called Island of Man ofs letters, because it has been granted in the Company of Greek Man ofs letters. The Saint Abbey, that was founded 1840. She is dedicated in the Savior Christ and it celebrates on 6 August. Also, it accepts faithful for prayer the Dekapentay'goysto.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist taverns kkaj cafes.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the beach of settlement.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Greek Telecome 33252.

STAY
Exist few rented rooms - apartments.




KARAVAS

Pane'morfo hamlet, between amygdalje's, plata'nja and abundant waters. It abstains 27 km from the Country and has 100 residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Ekklisj'es.tis Virgin Mary Despina, the Saint Harala'mpoys and the Saint Prokopj'oy.

ENTERTAINMENT
The in August, you will be glad Musical vradye's in the Wide ¢mmo.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
For bathroom, it will be supposed you come out outside from village 3,5 roughly km, in ljmana'kja
the Wide ¢mmoy.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 33543, GREEK TELECOME 33231.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




MEADOW

Characteristic of this traditional settlement, the mansions and the work of infrastructure from the season of English domination. It abstains 4 km from the Country and has 100 roughly residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Stone Bridge 1822, in the settlement Katsoy'nj.
The Church of Saint Andrea, with murals of 12th aj.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from the Saint Pelagia.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 31012, First Aids
31012, Ote 31397.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




MYLOPOTAMOS

Traditional village with rich vegetation and abundant waters. It abstains 15 km from the Country and has 75 residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Monastery of Virgin Mary of Orphan, the Enetjko' Castle, the Cavern of Saint Sofia and the waterfall in the Murderer.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 33754, GREEK TELECOME 33397.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




ANTIKYCIRA

Island that is found ana'mesa in the Ky'cira and the Kj'ssamo Crete. It abstains 24 n.m. and from the two sides. Capital is the River, where they are assembled most from 100 residents of island, which deal with the agriculture, the livestock-farming, the viticulture and the apiculture. Most residents, as show the i'ci the customs and their accent, it is Cretan origin and in particular from the Sfakja'. His ancient name was Aj'gj-la. Have been marked very a lot of shipwrecks in his steep rocks. Island for interruptions isolated by the culture, with calm and natural life together.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Ruins of Arhaj'as of City Aj'gjla, where existed wall and a temple of Ajgjle'a Apollo.

ENTERTAINMENT
In the Antjky'cira you do not wait for intense sygkojni'sejs. It is a island for those who are indeferent to the comforts and wish agni' natural life, heat hospitality and fresh fish.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
In order to you swim you will go with boat in 5 ' in the beach of Xeropo'tamoy (with the legs half hour).

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0735)
Community 31930, Police 33767, GREEK TELECOME 33215.

STAY
Exist very very little rented rooms that you will find in the end perjohi's·

THAT YOU WILL GO
With ferympw't from Piraeus all the year, in 10 hours. Plirof.: Ljmenarhej'o Piraeus 4226000, Agency Piraeus 4177453, GREEK TELECOME 143.
With plane Olympic from Athens (Western Airport), with flights all the year, in 50 '. Plirof.: OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Athens 9363363 - 5. OLYMPIC AIRWAYS of River Kyci'rwn (0735) 33362, Airport Kyci'rwn (0735) 33292, GREEK TELECOME 144. With dolphin from Piraeus (Marina Ze'as), in 4 hours and 10 '. Dense itineraries the Summertime, thinly the Winter. Plirof.: Agency Piraeus 4280001.

INTERCONNECTIONS
With ferympw't, the Ky'cira they are connected all the year, with Lakonia (Ge'raka, Gythion, Elafo'nniso, Cypress, Monemvasja', Nea'poli) and Kj'ssamo (Kaste'l-lj) Crete. The Antjky'cira are connected with Kalamata and Kj'ssamo (Kaste'llj) Crete. Plirof.:Harbour Station of Saint Pelagia (0735) 33284, Ljmenarhej'o Gythion (0733) 22262, Harbour Station Monemvasja's (0732) 61266, Ljmenarhej'o Nea'polis (0734) 22228. With dolphin, the Ky'cira are connected with Ze'a Piraeus, Spe'tses, Monemvasja', Nea'poli, Porto Eel. Plirof.: Praktorej'o Kyci'rwn (0735) 31190, 33490.

BWNJSETE
Honey, for which is famous the island.

MARINAS
If you have ship, you will tie up in the Kaba'lj, where functions and station of supply. Also, if him it allows the time, you will tie up in the Saint Pelagia.

HISTORICAL MAKES
The Ky'cira, according to the mythology, were the first island, before Cyprus, where were presented the view of beauty and love, Venus. Prwtokatojki'cike in the Proj!storjki' Season and in the beginning of second millenium p.H. became naval base of Cretes. Then, reached the Palms, which dealt with the treatment and the trade purple, that was a precious product for that season. The Palms succeeded the Mykinaj'oj, while then it fell many times in the hands of pirates, so that it is depopulated for enough hro'nja. Because her geographic place, became many times cause of conflict between the Athenians and the Spartjatw'n. The Venetian domination begin formally in 1027 with the aytoanaki'ryxi of Enetoy', Mark Venje'ri, in "Marquis of Kyci'rwn", that gave in the island and the name Be'rjmos. The piratical raids stop for a long time up to 1537, when they knew him it was destroyed the Mparmparo'ssa, that was the villain from all. With the catalysis of Enetjki's of Democracy from the Napole'onta, comes the end and the Enetjki's of possession and in 1797 the island him occupies the Frenches. After it passed in the hands of Turks, it remained only for four years from 1714 - 1718, passed in the sovereignty of Russians and finally in ¢ggloys the 1809. Union with Greece became in 1864 with the remainder Eptanisa.



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