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Our is a cultural archive system which invites all people who love the Greek island of Kythera to enjoy the material which other members of the community have shared. It is a free service supported by the Kytherian Association of Australia to help promote the connection of Kythera with it's Diaspora all over the world. More than twenty thousand items - family trees, photographs, life stories etc. - have been submitted. It's free and easy to create an account to add your family history. And the site can of course be browsed by anyone without registering.

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History, Vintage Maps

Colour map of Kythira, Italian, 1825, held at National Archives London.

This is a section of a set of maps of the Ionian Islands, item ref: MR 1/2037/48 held at the...

History, Vintage Maps

Map of Kythira with Elafonisos and inset of Diakofti held at National Archives London, dated 18??

One of several maps of Kythira held at the National Archives in London. Unfortunately none of them are very precisely...

Academic Research, Education

Kythera high school as a source of spirit and culture for the island

For the 101st anniversary of Kythera High school  Kythera High school as a source of spirit and culture for the...

People, Nicknames

Origin of “Kaponas” nickname

The nickname “Kaponas” is often found appended to the family name of the Megalokonomos family of Agia Pelagia. The followng...

History, Oral History

Kytherian Society of California & Kytherian Genealogy Project - Genealogy GLOBAL ZOOM - March 11, 2023 (March 12 in Australia)

  Please register by clicking here:   Saturday, March 11 / Sunday, March 12, 2023 (Australia) Saturday, March 11,, 2023...

Kythera map (Click to enlarge)

Kythera map with points of interest.

message board

26.11.2023 (Message Board)

John Minchin

Hi Harold (distant cousin!) Vikki is correct. Velio married Angelo Chlentzos 'Bylos' on 30 Aug 1923 in...

23.11.2023 (Message Board)

Vikki Vrettos Fraioli

Hi Harold, You should be able to connect with many of your relatives here and on Kythera...

23.11.2023 (Message Board)

Harold Hopper

My wife and I intend to visit Kythera from Australia in August 2024. We hope to see...

27.09.2023 (Message Board)

Vikki Vrettos Fraioli

Hi Maria (and Nick), I know where his family fits in on our tree. I'll be setting...