submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 31.10.2017
agios nikolaos , on the northern tip of the island , past the village of platia ammos is another relatively quiet summer beach location with not many people swimming there during the august summer period making agios nickolas another one of kytheras best kept secrets....
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 25.10.2017
the fire look out at aroniathika has spectacular views of virtually all of the island , and when there is a full moon, its breathtaking ...
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 24.10.2017
seaside village of agia pelagia with one of the popular beaches .. firi ammos beach is a favourite for summer swims from early morning to late in the afternoon.
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 23.10.2017
just past the village of mylopotamos and down to the village of kato chora, you will find one of the main past fortresses of kythera [ the others are the settlement of paliochora and at chora ],on the left of this photo is the castle of kato chora with the village next to the castle , some of the buildings like houising , churches are in good condition considering the age of the settlement , you can also witness the various additions from differant rulers of the island throughout the history of kythera ... you can also walk through some of the streets of the fortress and see how people lived in proctected walls of the castle, when the turkish pirate era ended a new village started next to the castle ... another feature is the wonderful summer sunset you get from the castle late in the afternoon .. go and have a look for yourself one summers evening its magnificent ..
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 18.10.2017
north of karava is platia ammos , lovely quiet village with a new seafood restraurant , and a lovely spot to spend on the beach , when it was too windy for the small ferry to dock at a agia pelagia it would come to platia ammos for the passengers to disembark ..today its one of kytheras best kept secrets ,
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 15.10.2017
another perfect summers day as people enjoy all that kapsali has to offer !
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.10.2017
still the best , the castle , chora and kapsali as evening falls , the harsh light of the day has gone and kapsali shines in the soft blue evening skies , one could never tire of this , after you visit chora and walk through its venetian streets its then down to kapsali for dinner and a few drinks with friends to bring to an end another great summers day. on kythera !
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 04.10.2017
chora from the village of strapothi ... spectacular!!
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 03.10.2017
kids having a ball jumping of the rocks at melidoni beach
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 27.09.2017
the picturesque fishing village of limnionas , situated west of mylopotamos , down a winding spetacular road that goes down to the village, in past years limniona was a fishing base for the mylopotamo area, the village folk would stay in those little cabins and fish the waters at limniona for a week or so then return up the mountain with their catch of seafood for their families .. today its a lovely place for a swim and a nice cold drink at the koisk on the beach on a warm august day ..
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 25.09.2017
one of the most thrilling pieces of scenery on the island the magnificent view of agia pelagia from ' megali volta ' with cavo malia and mainland greece keeping an eye on things !
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 18.09.2017
one of the many fire fighting trucks and men that battled the 2017 fires on the island but the road to mylopotamo both sides was extensively burnt .. but it will grow back now lets hope for plenty of winter rain ...!
one of the villages that the fire approached the houses at Areoi near mylopotamos..
the view from the aroniathika fire look out [ that was also burnt in the recent fires] the villages of aroniathika , friligianika , and kastrianika that were in danger of fire, as you can see a large area of land that was destoyed by this summers fires . the fire started near the kythera hospital , but once again great work by firemen and locals that helped fight the fires ...
the once beautiful waterfall at mylopotamos is now reduced to what resembles a swamp , in all my years of going to kythera i have never seen the waterfall with no water at all , in other yrears it was a treat to jump in the cold water on a hot summers day swim over to the falling water and sit there and cool off , but now the water is polluted , filled with leaves , bits of wood and full of rubbish , the still water smells, its a crying shame it looks like this , all the natural springs of kythera should be maintained as they are a feature of the island in the summer months , even the spring on the way to agia pelagia [ gallani ] is almost dry with only a small trickel of water , there are two stories circulating the island as why the once lush abundant spring waters of kythera have come to a stand still, one is the lack of rain water the last few years [ not knowing of springs but i thought it was natural water from below ground water springs ] and two that the spring waters have been diverted to peoples proerety to water crops, water for animals . and general watering conditions in villages around where the springs are !!! if this is the case people that are doing this should be exposed and severly fined for destroying the natural beauty of the island . the water fall at mylopotamo has damaged part of the beauty of that village . lets hope when we all visit the island again the springs are running with water and hopefully the spring in trifyllianika runs with water again as it stopped many years ago , this is part of what the council of kythera should be protecting, but as usaual the new council that is governing the island is not any better to previous councils , common on mr. mayor do somthing about our once lovely springs and get them running again .....
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 06.09.2017
sad scenes all over the island of the remains of the current fires that swept through the island in early august , thankfully no lives or houses were lost, a big thank you to all those firemen local and from mainland greece that fought the fires .. that with no boat from athens made it a tough time for our island but people still smiled through it ,
submitted by Harry (Charalambos ) ZAGLANIKIS on 07.04.2017
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 14.12.2016
the sea port of kythera .. diakofti .. also noted for a great swim , hotels , and some lovely places to eat ...
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 07.12.2016
cant wait for the summer to come around again in kythera so we can all enjoy these cystral clear waters ...
submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.12.2016
wonderful summer sunrise at kato levadi , with the katouni bridge and lovely little village church on the left of the photo ...
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