submitted by James Gavriles on 12.07.2004
Not sure where this photo was taken?? maybe someone more familiar with the island can identify location?
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 22.07.2004
Left to right: Unknown lady, My grandfather Yiannis whom I never met. He passed away soon after this photo was taken, my sister Pipitsa, my grandmother Eleni nee Leondaraki my mother expecting me. Front: Nina,Yiannis, Hristos.
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 14.07.2004
I left Kythera for Australia in 1950 and this photograph was taken with the family that was still in Kythera. Please note: Our family have never had a photo with all of us together as my sister Pipitsa left Kythera when I was only two years old. I met her in Sydney for the first time. Left to right: My father Valerios, Mother Maria, Brother Yiannis, grandmother Eleni nee Leondaraki, Spyros, Christos, Nina
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 22.09.2004
Pipitsa was married in Kythera to Petros(Peter) Semitecolos(Semos) in 1934. Peter was in Australia for a number of years before his marriage and worked at Barmedman NSW with Greg Samios(Kotsifos) then he owned a restaurant at Temora. They had Four children, Fotis(Philip),Katerina married to Eustace Alfred, Valerios married to Katina and Petros(Peter) After her husband's death she married Antonis Cassimatis(Vouros)
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 31.07.2004
My mother was born in Kythera. Her maiden name was Nikolopoulou and her parents were from Gytheon. She was educated at the Naxos Girls Catholic School and received her degree in French. She was killed in a horrific accident in Hora while walking with my blind father to Kapsali 1962. Her eikonostasio is just below the Hora public school.She was born in the year 1900 .In the photo with my sister Pipitsa(later Semitecolos,Semos) from Temora.
submitted by Spyro Calocerinos on 21.01.2008
King Paul and Queen Friderika visited Kythera 1948. They landed in Kapsali and the boyscouts had laid branches of myrtle on the ground.As we had no electricity in Kastro, we had arranged empty tins with diezel in them at the Kastro in Hora, lit up the tins and made up the words "Καλως Ηλθατε στα Κυθηρα" "Welcome to Kythera" Everything has changed the last sixty years.
This photo was taken in Athens in 1922. My father Valerios Kalokairinos born Alexandrades 1893,died 1969,my mother Maria
was born 1900 and died 1962
submitted by James Gavriles on 11.07.2004
Unknown Kytherian family picture. Found amongst my Father's old pictures. Maybe someone can identify this family?
submitted by George Poulos on 26.09.2007
John Cavallini - second husband of Rosa Cassamaty/Hearn.
Amongst other positions/titles - Governor of Kythera during the British Adminstration.
The story behind the posting of this photograph to kythera-family.net.
By end May, 2004, 10 "Hearn" entries have been posted to kythera-island.net., with a number of users also responding to the original article under People, subsection, High Achievers, by Late in 2003, by Eleni Harou, on 30.10.2003.
submitted by Ellena Galtos on 06.07.2004
Kosmas P Galakatos (seated) with his son Nikolas K Galakatos, daughter-in-law Elena Alafouso Galakatou, and grandchildren Kosmas & Panagiota Natasa.
Photo from 1920s, probably in Piraeus after Nikolas and family returned from Russia.
Kosmas P Galakatos & wife (Panagiota Gavrili or possibly Calliope Zandioti?)
Children L-R: Ekaterini, Alexandros, Nikolas, Evphrosini.
Photo taken in Smyrna 1908
submitted by Ellena Galtos on 08.08.2004
Father Dimitrios Galakatos & his son Polychronis Father Dimitrios was priest at Agios Theodorus, Kythera; he died before 1916.
submitted by Ellena Galtos on 16.08.2004
Kosmas P Galakatos.
Born about 1857 in Christoforianika, Kythera; died 5 February 1942 in Piraeus, Greece. A trader, importer, exporter in Smyrna with business in Turkey, Russia & Greece.
Son of Polychronis Galakatos & Frossini Motis. Married Panagiota Panaretos; Panagiota Gavrili with whom he had 4 children; then Calliope Zandioti.
My great grandfather.
Alexandros N Galakatos.
Born 14 October 1894 in Smyrna; died 1 February 1988 in Miami, Florida USA.
Migrated to USA in 1912. Initially lived in Detroit, later Miami. Changed his surname to Milkton.
Married Theodosia Wiest. Son of Kosmas P Galakatos & Panagiota Gavrili.
submitted by George Poulos on 20.05.2004
Australian woman (married to a Kytherian) dressed in a Greek national costume.
Photograph taken in Kythera, circa 1939.
The identity of the woman is unknown. Can anybody help to identify her?
To view a larger collection of photos, including many Kytherian-Australian photos go to
Thanks to Maria Hill, for allowing us to reproduce Kytherian photographs at ...
submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 07.06.2004
Photo believed to have been taken Lismore, Warwick or Goondiwindi 1907-1910.
George, born 1880 Potamos, son of Spyro Ioannis and Maria (nee Tzouanakis/Pavlakou), landed Sydney 1905 and died Brisbane 1954.
For other stuff on Michalakakis/Tsicalas see
‘Family Tree’ section under M.
‘People Section’ under ‘Nicknames’.
‘History’ section under ‘General History’ – [Northern NSW-2 (Tweed Heads) and Northern NSW-7 (Tenterfield).]
submitted by Maria Petropoulou on 27.03.2004
"Douris" Petropoulos, from Dourianika, was a stone mason and builder. He and his brothers help build many of the islands churches, including Ag. Giannis in Dourianika and Ag. Elessa, aswell as churches off the island, as far away sometmes as Thebes.
submitted by Manolis Samios on 27.03.2004
On the 17th of January, 1941, a group of Kytherian soldiers, having been called to war, disembarked in Githeio, from there to make their way to the Albanian border. Many of them were never to return. Most of those who did return are no longer living, there follow the names of a few of the survivors: 4th right 1st(top) row Theodore Sklavos, 3rd right 4th row Ioanis Giouzelis, 2nd left 4th row Alekos Amarantos, 7th left 1st row Kosmas Lenes, 3rd left 2nd row Nikos Livaditis, 5th left 1st row Pavlos ...
submitted by Panagiota Morfi on 23.03.2004
(left to right) Koola Sklavoo, George Tatarakis and Maria Tatarakis on an outing to Mitata springs.
Gravestone for Panayiotis and Ekaterini Vamvakaris
Monument for Panayiotis and Ekaterini Vamvakaris
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