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The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Kythira or Kithira

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
ABOUT KITHIRA / KYTHIRA
Kythira (Cythera, Kythera, ) is an islandIsland
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of Greece.About Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkans. It has borders with Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east, historically part of the Ionian Islands Ionian Islands
The Ionian Islands are a island group in Greece. They are traditionally called "Eptanisa", i.e. "the Seven Islands" , but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones....
. It lies opposite the eastern tip of the Peloponnesos peninsula. It is administratively part of the Piraeus PrefecturePiraeus Prefecture
Piraeus is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is part of the peripheries of Greece of Attica and the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture super-prefectures of Greece....
(centered in the Athens.
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metropolitan area) although geographically distant from the prefecture's population center. It has a land area of 279.593 km2 (107.951 sq mi), the second-largest (after Megara is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. It lies in the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis Island, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens....) in the Attica.
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periphery Peripheries of Greece
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Kythira (Cythera, Kythera, ) is an islandIsland
An island or isle is any piece of land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls are called islets....
of Greece.
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkans. It has borders with Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east....historically part of the Ionian IslandsIonian Islands
The Ionian Islands are a island group in Greece. They are traditionally called "Eptanisa", i.e. "the Seven Islands" , but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones....
About Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours. It lies opposite the eastern tip of the Peloponnesos peninsula. It is administratively part of the Piraeus Prefecture Piraeus Prefecture
Piraeus is one of the prefectures of Greece. It is part of the peripheries of Greece of Attica and the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture super-prefectures of Greece. (centered in the Athens.
Athens , the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the List of cities by time of continuous habitation, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years....
metropolitan area) although geographically distant from the prefecture's population center. It has a land area of 279.593 km2 (107.951 sq mi), the second-largest (after Megara is an ancient city in Attica, Greece. It lies in the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis Island, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens.) in the Attica.
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periphery Peripheries of Greece
The peripheries are the official regional administrative divisions of Greece. There are 13 peripheries , which are further subdivided into 54 Prefectures of Greece. It is also the second-least densely populated Population density
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(after neighboring Antikythira) in Attica. The rugged terrain is a result of prevailing winds from the surrounding seas which have shaped its shores into steep rocky cliffs with deep bays. For many centuries, while naval travel was the only means for transportation, the island possessed a strategic location. Since ancient times, until the mid 19th century, Kythira had been a crossroads of merchants, sailors, and conquerors. As such, it has had a long and varied history and has been influenced by many civilizations and cultures. This is reflected in its architecture (a blend of traditional, Aegean Aegean Sea
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and Venetian Venice
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elements), as well as the traditions and customs, influenced by centuries of coexistence of the Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British Great Britain
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civilizations as well as its numerous visitors.

Geography
The island is home to numerous beaches of varying type and size, though due to the island's rugged and mountainous terrain, only about half of them are accessible by road.

The island is close to the Hellenic-arc plate boundary, and thus, a highly seismogenic part of the region. Many earthquakes in recorded history have had their epicentres near or on the island. Probably the largest in recent times is the 1903 earthquake near at the village of Mitata, that caused significant damage as well as limited loss of life. At the beginning of the 21st century, two main earthquakes have been of concern: that of November 5 2004, an earthquake Earthquake.
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measuring between 5.6 and 5.8 on the Richter scale Richter magnitude scale
The Richter magnitude scale, or more correctly local magnitude ML scale, assigns a single number to quantify the amount of moment magnitude scale Radiated seismic energy released by an earthquake....
and the earthquake of January 8 2006, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale. The epicenter Epicenter
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of the latter was in the sea about 20km to the east of Kythira, at a depth of approximately 70km. Damage was caused to many buildings, particularly old ones, mostly in the village of Mitata, but there were no casualties. Due to its strength it was felt as far as Italy.

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The Kythirian Straights, formed by the southeastern peninsula of the Peloponnese.
The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a large peninsula and Regions of Greece in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth....
and the islands of Elafonissos and Kythira represent one of the most dangerous navigational hazards in the Mediterranean. The majority of sea-traffic transiting from Athens.
Athens , the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the List of cities by time of continuous habitation, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years, Istanbul.

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heading west of the Aegean Sea.
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The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkans and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey respectively....
pass through the straights and are often subject to strong winds and shipwrecking on Cape Malea.
Cape Malea is one of the peninsulas in the southeast of the Peloponnese in Greece. It separates the Ionian Sea in the west from the Aegean Sea in the east....

History
At the start of the second millennium BC it was a Minoan. Minoan civilization
The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. The Minoan culture flourished from approximately 27th century BC to 1450 BC; afterwards, Mycenaean Greece culture became dominant at Minoan sites in Crete....
colony and in 424 BC it came under the sway of Athens. Athens , the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the List of cities by time of continuous habitation, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years....

In Ancient Greece / Greek mythology
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Mythology.
The word mythology refers to a body of folklore/myths/legends that a particular culture believes to be true and that often use the supernatural to interpret natural events and to explain the nature of the universe and humanity, Kythira was considered to be the island of celestial Aphrodite.
Aphrodite is the classical Greek mythology goddess of love, sex, and beauty. According to Greek oral poet Hesiod, she was born when Uranus was castrated by his son Cronus, the Goddess of love, (cf. Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is an island country situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece, west of Lebanon, Syria, and Israel, south of Turkey and north of Egypt, the island of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love).

Over the centuries it knew a succession of conquerors from the Romans Rome is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city, with 2,724,347 residents in an urban area of some to the Byzantines, Venetians and Turks Turkey, known officially as theAbout Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country that stretches across the Anatolian peninsula in southwest Asia and Thrace in the Balkans region of Southern Europe, and it was frequently looted by Barbary pirates.

Kytherians still talk about the destruction and looting of Paliochora, known as by its contemporaries as Agios Dimitrios, was a village of approximately eight-hundred on the island of Kythira in southern Greece....
by Barbarossa Aruj Reis was a Turkish people privateer and Ottoman Empire Bey of Algiers and Beylerbey of the Mediterranean. He was born on the island of Midilli in today's Greece and was killed in a battle with the Spanish people in Algeria, it has become an intrinsic part of the Kytherian folklore, yet one can easily accept the stories of locals by noticing the number of monasteries embedded in the rocky hillsides to avoid destruction by the pirates.

After a long period under VenetianRepublic of Venice
The Most Serene Republic of Venice or Venetian Republic was a state originating from the city of Venice . It existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century AD until the year 1797, control, the island fell to FranceFrance
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in 1797, when it became part of the short-lived department Mer - Egee was a one of three short-lived French Department in France in present Greece. It came into existence after Napoleon's conquest in 1797 of the Republic of Venice, when Venetian Greek possessions such as the Ionian islands fell to the French Directory....

Demographics
Like many of the smaller Aegean islands. The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkans and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainland's of Greece and Turkey respectively, Kythira's population is decreasing. While the island had reached a peak population of about 14,500 in 1864, that has steadily declined mostly due to emigration, both internal (to major urban centers of Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkans. It has borders with Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east) and external (to Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the Australia of the world's smallest continent, the major island of Tasmania, and numerous list of islands of Australia in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Oceans, the United States of America is a Federal government constitutional republic comprising U.S. state and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its Contiguous United States and Washington, D.C., the Capital districts and territories, lie between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Oceans, Borders of the, Germany.About Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours
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) in the first half of the 20th century. Today its population hovers around 3,354 people (2001 census), but the modern Greek.
The Greeks , also known as Hellenes, are a nation and ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighboring regions, who can also be found in Greek Diaspora communities around the world....
diaspora has produced around 60,000 Kytherian descendants in Australia alone.

Economy
Kythira's economy is largely built on tourism in Greece
Greece attracts more than 16 million tourists each year, thus contributing 15% to the nation's Gross Domestic Product Economy of Greece. Greece has been an attraction for international visitors since antiquity for its rich and long History of Greece and more recently for its gloriousAbout Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours Mediterranean coastline and beaches. The popular season usually begins with the Greek holiday of Pentecost at the end of May, and lasts until the middle of September. During this time, primarily during August, the island's population will often triple due to the tourists and natives returning for vacation.

Only five of the island's villages are on the coast (Platia Amos, Agia Pelagia, Diakofti, Avlemonas, & Kapsali) Additionally, the island is known for its active nightlife, which centers on the village of Kapsali at the southern tip of the island. During July and August, several traditional dances will be held in various villages. These dances usually attract the majority of the island's population, the biggest of which are the festival of 'Panagia' in Potamos on the 15th of August, and the wine festival in Mitata on the first Friday and Saturday of August.

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Kythira is administratively exceptional in that:
It geographically, culturally and historically belongs (is closer) to the Ionian islands. It is administered and belongs to the prefecture of Piraeus is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a municipality within Athens urban area, located 10 km southwest of its center, in Attica.
There are close ties and some service provision by the nearby mainland prefecture of Lakonia.
For the geographic area in Greece, see Laconia also refers to the sea-going vessel TSMS Lakonia, originally named Johan van Oldenbarnevelt....

Kythira (town)
The capital, Chora, is located on the southern part of the island having no ports connected to the southern Peloponnese or Vatika. Kythira's port for Vatika was previously situated at Agia Pelagia, although in recent years this port has been decommissioned and has been replaced by a new port at the coastal town of Diakofti, Kythira.

Most of the over 60 village names end with "-anika" and a few end with -athika, -iana and -ades. This is due to the villages being named after influential families that settled first in that region. For Example, 'Logothetianika' is derived from the Greek last name of 'Logothetis'.
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Transportation
The island in the past has been plagued by a poor infrastructure that has been unaiding to the effects of the weather on transportation during the winter months. However the construction of the new port in Diakofti along with the renovation of the island's airport have significantly reduced these effects. A new road from the island's most populated town of Potamos in the north to the island's capital of Chora in the south is currently in the planning and development stage.

Port
Despite the fact that the island has been a trade route for centuries, construction of a modern port was postponed several times until the latter half of the 20th century. In 1933, efforts were made to construct a port in the village of Agia Pelagia, yet financial and governmental problems meant that decades later that one was built. That small port of Agia Pelagia (currently being renovated from a ferry dock to a tourist/recreational boat dock) was the island's main port until the mid-1990s. Around that time the new port of Diakofti, the site originally chosen by the island's British rulers About Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Toursin the 19th century, was constructed along with a modern wider road, aiming to support larger cargo and passenger vessels. The port of Diakofti currently serves scheduled routes to/from Gythion, Kalamata, Antikythera, Piraeus is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a municipality within Athens urban area, located 10 km southwest of its center, Crete.
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& Neapolis - Vatika. Proposals have been made to attach a Marina to the south side of the port, however no plans or timetables have been produced. Additionally, the harbour of Agia Patrikia (north of Agia Pelagia) is the primary fishing boat harbour, housing two wide boatramps and a boat repair facility.

Airport
About Greece Kythira or Kithira, Greece Kythira or Kithira Guide, About Greece Kythira or Kithira Tour, Greece Destinations Kythira or Kithira, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece ToursThe island's primary airport is the Kithira Island National AirportKithira Island National Airport
Kithira Island National Airport is an airport in Kithira, Greece . The airport was renovated in 1998 and the terminal and control tower were rebuilt.
located in the region between the village of Friligiannika and Diakofti, about 8km from the capital. The airport was revamped and extended at the turn of the 21st century, largely by private funds provided by the local population. The island is served by Olympic Airlines.
Olympic Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Greece, based in Athens. It operates services to 35 domestic destinations and to 39 destinations world-wide flights.

 
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