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George Poulos

Voulgari donkey, Karavas, 1994.

During the pre-automotive period, the most important animal on Kythera was the donkey.

There are very few working donkeys left on Kythera now.

In 1994, our neighbours in Karavas, Voulgari, and his wife Irini, maintained about 5 donkeys, which they housed just above the Tzortzopoulos Hlihlis patriko spiti in Karavas.

This is one of those very fine animals grazing. Note old man Voulgari's coat strung across the sumari, or saddle.

Voulgari went to school, and later into the army, with my father, Con George (Tzortzo)Poulos, in Karavas. Voulgari has since died.

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