The villages of Kyhira, one by one. Discover and Enjoy the secrets, the monuments,
the traditions, the beauty of the sixty villages.
Villages of Kythira
Visit the villages of Kythira one by one. Here you can read about the main settlements of the island. Kythera has a total of 62 settlements, most of which are inland. In the Medieval Times, there were no seaside settlements such as Agia Pelagia, Kapsali, Diakofti and Avlemonas, where the piracy and attacks threatened the local populations. These began to develop only in the mid-twentieth century. The old settlements were in places that could not be seen from the sea, and some houses did not have external mortar to achieve better hiding.
The most historic villages of Kythera, such as Chora, Potamos, Mylopotamos, Karavas, Logothetian and Mitata have a long history, with architectural and residential buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. There are residences protected and maintained by the owners in the traditional forms of other times. If you visit them you will feel that you are traveling back in time and you will admire every functional or architectural element.
In the villages of Kythira there are many forgotten residences needing care and repirs. Several of them are brought to new owners and renovated, revitalizing the historic settlements of the island.
If you want to know the history and secrets of a village mix with the locals, sit down to hear the stories they will tell you. One of the most important facts you will learn is immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries in Smyrna and Alexandria early, in Australia and America later on. These houses once housed large families of seven and eight children, most of whom migrated for a better life.
Today, children and grandchildren of migrants regularly visit Kythira, many have even repaired their ancestral homes and settled on the island. It is wonderful to see immigrants who love so much their own homeland.
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