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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 26.04.2010

'two little boys''

THEO TRIFYLLIS, who is in his late 80's from Trifyllianika [left] and now Brisbane and JOHN KARATHANASIS from Melitianika and now from Brisbane, once were two little boys that played together as children in their villages in kythera. In fact they are cousins, at the Anzac Parade in Brisbane 2010.....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 26.04.2010

''NA ZISI TOR MYLOPOTAMO''

MR. NICHOLAS KARYDIS of Mylopotamos and Brisbane at the Anzac Parade in Brisbane in 2010. Mr Karydis, who is in his nineties, served in the airforce in Darwin during WW2.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.04.2010

''WE WILL FIGHT OUR COUNTRY'S BATTLES''

Greek \ Australians from all over greece united, in world war 2, some of them had just arrived in there new country, and had to fight for australia, some did their duty overseas and others here in australia, which made their lives even more amazing, not only leaving kythera when they were young, then they had to help in defending their new country, god bless you all! LEST WE FORGET! we will always remember the men and women who defended this great country...... AUSTRALIA ''bravo sas''

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submitted by Nataly Werthaim on 23.07.2009

Ioannis Prineas.....

.....the very talented chef in action, at world-famous Kaleris Restaurant.

Welcome to Kaleris Restaurant. Ioannis invites you to experience unique Mediteranean on the beautiful beach at Ayia Pelagia.

In our menu you will find both traditional
Greek dishes, as well as new variations of Greek cuisine infused with other Mediteranean flavours.

Kaleris teams maintains a 30 years tradion, but is in tune with modern culinary developments.

+30 27360 33461

The most outstanding menu on the island.

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submitted by Nataly Werthaim on 11.07.2009

Nataly practicing Ayurovedic Therapy

Based in Ayia Pelagia, but Nataly can also provide the service at the clients house, or place of accomodation.

Deep, total, and unique relaxation experience.

*Ayuroveda Yoga massage
is an extremely powerful and unique system of body therapy based on the fusion of the two ancient Indian sciences – Yoga and Ayuroveda.

The massage techniques is a combination on modality of Shuatsu, Thai massage, Acupressure, Traditional Ayurovedic and Swedish massage. The assisted stretches(yoga) open and realign the entire body, deep tissue massage and powerful breath work system brings to client the experience of very deep and full relaxation and clarity of the entire system. Unifying mind & body and creating presence, awareness and balance.

Ayuroveda - holistic system of medicine ,a lifestyle which helps to maintain health in a person body. Releasing both physical, emotional & mental stress and energy related imbalance.

The massage combined with special Indian powder (Calamus) which is antiseptic and stimulate the blood circulation and the sesame organic oil, because of its lecithin helps brain cells and nerves to alleviate depression and stress, both detoxifies and cleans the skin.

Benefits of Ayurovedic massage:

*Incredibly effective for upper and lower back pain (Sciatica),spine cord injury and post operative recovery

*Relieve stress and muscle tension in neck and shoulders

*Improve mobility , flexibility and blood circulation

*Relieve Anxiety ,Exhaustion ,helps sleep disorders

*treats high blood pressure and diabetes

*Assist weight control, slow down ageing process

*Improve breathing(helps Asthma problems )

Sessions last 90 min

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submitted by Terry Chlentzos on 29.03.2009

Does anyone know who this is?

In 1981 I journeyed to Kythera for the first time-- I was 19 and on a quest to discover my heritage. On the airplane there, I met a nice boy named Dimitri, and he and his father took me to Christoforianika. He lived in Pireaus, and was of Kytherian descent. Does anyone recognize him?

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submitted by Archie Poulos on 22.03.2009

Jim & Kaye Poulos of Lismore visit family in Greece

Jim & Kaye Poulos of Lismore (now Ballina) with the women of the Poulos family of Christoforianika in Athens

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 02.03.2009

The People of a Village in Kythera

A Senior Statesmen of the Village of Trifyllianika past away last week Mr Janni (Gerakidi) Manea.HIs wife Vasiliki (far left) . Mr Manea was in his early nineties he has been living in the Village for many years and he worked his fields producing Fruit and Vegetables and he also had live stock such as sheep and goats. Mr Manea was our next door neighbour and when we were visiting Kythera they would always bring to us fruit vegetables,eggs and in the 70's and 80's he would bring us fresh goats milk. Mr Manea was from a long gone era of the Island. May he rest in peace.

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submitted by Kosmas Souris on 01.01.2009

Antonia Souris

Antonia Souris- born in 1909 Gerakari, Kythera. Passed away 13.10.2008. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Kosmas Souris

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submitted by Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney on 16.12.2008

Father Panayoti Diakopoulos, and Theo Kapatanios Poulos.

Outside Ayios Haralambos Church, Karavas. September, 2008.

They have just completed inspecting some of the damage caused by dampness in the church.

Theo Kapatanios Poulos is an Executive Member of the Karavitiko Symposium, Sydney.

Outline as to how the damage occurred

A row of large trees had been planted in the earth about 3 metres to the left of the southern side wall of the Church at Ayios Haralambos.

Over time the roots raised the cocncrete slab that buts up to the Church on the right.

This caused water to gather against the lower face of the wall, causing, for the first time, moisture to "capillary feed" to the interior of the church.

This problem needs to be rectified as quickly as possible.

The solution is to break up and remove the concrete slab, and to re-lay the slab in a way that allows the water to flow away from the Church walls.

On the front of the building a "raising" of the entry steps, is causing a similar dampness problem at the front of the building.

It is proposed that both problems be rectified simultaneously. This will require considerable funds.

If you can see your way clear to donate some funds to rectify this problem, please send funds to

Father Panayoti Diakopoulos, Karavas, Kythera, Greece.

Or Contact members of the Karavitiko Symposium in Australia;

George <i>Hihlis</i> Poulos

Theo Kapetanios Poulos

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submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 16.12.2008

Father Petros Mariatos. Potamos, 2008. Explaining the Σκηνια (Tent) Project, at Ayios Theothoros.

Priest of the Virgin Mary (i Panagias) of Ilariotissa, Potamos.

In his study. The study is located at the western end of the Church.

Father Mariatos is currently trying to realise a mega project of his devising called the

The Σκηνια (Skinia) Project

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submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 16.12.2008

Father Petros Mariatos. Potamos, 2008.

Priest of the Virgin Mary (i Panagias) of Ilariotissa, Potamos.

In his study. The study is located at the western end of the Church.

Father Mariatos is currently trying to realise a mega project of his devising called the

The Σκηνια (Skinia) Project

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submitted by Kytherian World Heritage Fund on 14.12.2008

Architects Andreas Mariatos and his associate Theothori

pictured at the photographic exhibition in the English School building, located behind the Old Peoples Home in Potamos.

Andreas is to the right.

Their architectural design office has been responsible for many recent beautiful buildings that have been constructed on Kythera.

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submitted by George Poulos on 29.11.2008

Kosmas Megalokonomos

Dynamic head surgeon of the Hospital at Potamos.

Kosmas has recently completed the manuscript of his book - a comprehensive history of the town of Potamos.

Printing and distribution of this book will almost certainly occur in 2009.

Look out for it!

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submitted by Kytherian Cultural Exchange on 01.11.2008

Ioannis Γ Kasimatis. John George Kasimatis.

Former senior executive of a Telecommunications company in Athens.

He is married to Gogo. They have no children.

Known as "o loyoteknitis".

He has had a hip replacement, and walks with some difficulty, but he is always "upbeat", and highly excitable.

He becomes very excitable when he meets "exoterikï" who are interested in the culture and heritage of Kythera and Greece.

He has written 16 books, 14 of which have been published.

Many of these books, such as (4, below) Venetian phrases and language from the Ionian Islands, (7) Lafcadio Hearn, and the (14) The Watermills of Kythera, urgently need to be translated into English, in order to be appreciated by a wider audience.

He resides in Athens permanently, but maintains his "patriko spitti" on the outskirts of Livathi on the road that leads to Myrtithotissa.

Here he has been photographed during an audience with the Metropoliti of Kythera.

14 Titles in Greek

TΟΥ ΙΔΙΟΥ


1. ΠΟΡΦΥΡΕΣ AΝTAΥΓΕΙΕΣ, Ποίηση, 1990
2. KATAΛΟΙΠA ΒΕΝΕTΙKΩΝ
ΓΛΩΣΣΙKΩΝ ΣTΟΙΧΕΙΩΝ ΣTA KΥΘΗΡA
Γλωσσολογική μελέτη, “Aτλαντίς”, 1993
3. ΕΠΙΒΙΒAΣΗ ΓΙA TA KΥΘΗΡA,
Ποίηση, “Μοριάς”, 1995
4. Η ΕΠΙΔΡAΣΗ TΗΣ ΒΕΝΕTΣΙAΝΙKΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣAΣ ΣTA ΕΠTAΝΗΣA,
΅Μελέτη, “Φαίδρος”, 1996
5. ΕAΡΙΝΕΣ ΜΠAΛAΝTΕΣ,
Ποίηση, “Ιωλκος”, 1997
6. ΩΔΗ ΣTΟ ΣΕΛΗΝΟΦΩΣ,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 1999
7. ΛΕΥKAΔΟΙΣ ΧΕΡΝ,
Μελέτη , “Μαυριδης”, 2000
8. IL BELVEDERE DI CERIGO,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
9. AΝΘΗ ΜΥΡTΙAΣ
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
10. ΕK ΒAΘΕΩΝ!...,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
11. ΦΥΛΛA ΗΜΕΡΟΛΟΓ ΙΟΥ TΗΣ KATΟΧΗΣ,
Ιστορικές μαρτυρίες, “Μαυριδης”, 2002
12. ΠAΛAΙΕΣ ΔΟΞAΣ ΙΕΣ TΩΝ KΥΘΗΡΩΝ,
Λαογραφική Ερευρνα, “Μαυριδης”, 2003
13. ΦΩTA ΠΟΡΕΙAΣ,
Ποίηση, “Aδελφοί Βλάσση”, 2005
14. ΟΙ ΥΔΡΟΜΥΛΟΙ TΩΝ KΥΘΗΡΩΝ,
“Λαογραφική Ερευρνα, Aδελφοί Βλάσση”, 2005

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submitted by George Poulos on 01.11.2008

Ioannis Γ Kasimatis

Former senior executive of a Telecommunications company in Athens.

He is married to Gogo. They have no children.

Known as "o loyoteknitis".

He has had a hip replacement, and walks with some difficulty, but he is always "upbeat", and highly excitable.

He becomes very excitable when he meets "exoterikï" who are interested in the culture and heritage of Kythera and Greece.

He resides in Athens permanently, but maintains his "patriko spitti" on the outskirts of Livathi on the road that leads to Myrtithotissa.

On this day I caught him resting on one of the fences that border his property at Livathi. He was working hard with tradesmen on this particular day.

Many of these books, such as (4, below) Venetian phrases and language from the Ionian Islands, (7) Lafcadio Hearn, and the (14) The Watermills of Kythera, urgently need to be translated into English, in order to be appreciated by a wider audience.

14 Titles in Greek

TΟΥ ΙΔΙΟΥ


1. ΠΟΡΦΥΡΕΣ AΝTAΥΓΕΙΕΣ, Ποίηση, 1990
2. KATAΛΟΙΠA ΒΕΝΕTΙKΩΝ
ΓΛΩΣΣΙKΩΝ ΣTΟΙΧΕΙΩΝ ΣTA KΥΘΗΡA
Γλωσσολογική μελέτη, “Aτλαντίς”, 1993
3. ΕΠΙΒΙΒAΣΗ ΓΙA TA KΥΘΗΡA,
Ποίηση, “Μοριάς”, 1995
4. Η ΕΠΙΔΡAΣΗ TΗΣ ΒΕΝΕTΣΙAΝΙKΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣAΣ ΣTA ΕΠTAΝΗΣA,
΅Μελέτη, “Φαίδρος”, 1996
5. ΕAΡΙΝΕΣ ΜΠAΛAΝTΕΣ,
Ποίηση, “Ιωλκος”, 1997
6. ΩΔΗ ΣTΟ ΣΕΛΗΝΟΦΩΣ,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 1999
7. ΛΕΥKAΔΟΙΣ ΧΕΡΝ,
Μελέτη , “Μαυριδης”, 2000
8. IL BELVEDERE DI CERIGO,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
9. AΝΘΗ ΜΥΡTΙAΣ
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
10. ΕK ΒAΘΕΩΝ!...,
Ποίηση, “Μαυριδης”, 2001
11. ΦΥΛΛA ΗΜΕΡΟΛΟΓ ΙΟΥ TΗΣ KATΟΧΗΣ,
Ιστορικές μαρτυρίες, “Μαυριδης”, 2002
12. ΠAΛAΙΕΣ ΔΟΞAΣ ΙΕΣ TΩΝ KΥΘΗΡΩΝ,
Λαογραφική Ερευρνα, “Μαυριδης”, 2003
13. ΦΩTA ΠΟΡΕΙAΣ,
Ποίηση, “Aδελφοί Βλάσση”, 2005
14. ΟΙ ΥΔΡΟΜΥΛΟΙ TΩΝ KΥΘΗΡΩΝ,
“Λαογραφική Ερευρνα, Aδελφοί Βλάσση”, 2005

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submitted by George Poulos on 24.10.2008

Elderly male resident. Lourandianika. 2008.

Name unknown. Do you know his name, and life history?

This phptograph has been added here in response to a plea in the Sept 2008 Newsletter, from Maria (Marcellos) Whyte.

Maria's email here

"I respectfully ask for any assistance my fellow Kytherians may be able to give me, as a tribute to my family, not to allow Louradianika be forgotten. I have no photos, only memories which are as vivid today, as they were when I was a girl of 15, but I would like to share this village of happy memories with my fellow Kytherians".

There is only one entry road to the village of Lourandianika, because about 50 metres past the small church of Ayios Yeoryi the road ends.

Although it is not clear from the road sign photographs, the road runs off to Lourandianika on an angle at the signpost, (and not on the same plane as Firi Ammos and Kalamos).

View of the signpost from behind and above, towards Kato Livathi

Map showing clearly the turnoff down to Lourandianika

The church of Ayios Yeoryi is small, but extremely well maintained. I had not read the Newsletter at the time I visited, so I did not not look carefully for, or at, the gravesites around the church.

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing North

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View Facing South

Church of Ayios Yeoryios, Lourandianika. View across the rooftop at sunset

Cousin Theo Poulos and I were stunned by the quality of the fully sealed tarred road that leads to this cul-de-sac. If every road on the island was sealed to this quality, then.....

There are about 5 houses in the village. We met the elderly residents who live in the last well maintained traditional cottage.

House at the end of the road in Lourandianika

Elderly male. Lourandianika. 2008

The elderly lady declined to be photographed.

Frontage of the last house on the road to Lourandianika

Ruined House. Towards the end of the road leading to Lourandianika

Looking into the ruined house, Lourandianika

Stable wall at sunset. Lourandianika, 2008

The second last house on the left as you drive to the Church is quite large, modern, and extremely well maintained. Unfortunately by the time we went to photograph it, the night had set it, and our photographs did not develop properly.

The village of Lourandianika gave us the impression of our own village, Karavas - an idyllic setting, far from noise, cares, and woes. A little world unto itself.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 24.09.2008

'im on the road again''

the most friendly and happiest taxi driver in the world, always waves to people while he drives people around the island.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 24.09.2008

'' ke tou xpono''

church patrons leave palochora after attending service at ''keria tou fourou'' church, on the 24th august.

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 18.09.2008

palochora picnic.

after the church service , the patrons have coffee and catch up with other people from the surrounding villages.