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Το Φεστιβάλ Τσίπουρου στον Ποταμό

[:en]On Sunday October 14th the Potamos Tsipouro Festival will be held. Programme: 11 am, town square Potamos: start of a relaxed walk through Potamos. The trail will bring you to Gerakari Distillery where you will enjoy a tsipouro and fatourada tasting…
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Panagia Myrtidiotissa

[:en]Panagia Myrtidiotissa’s Name Day is Kythira’s most important religious festival, celebrated annually on September 24th. The Icon of Panagia (protectress of the Kythirians) is in the monastery church of Myrtidia (myrtles), located in the south-western…
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Tradition comes alive at the loom

[:en]In many places on Kythira you still can witness the traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Like distilling tsipouri, baking Kythirian olive oil rusks (the paksimadia), harvesting the delicious thyme honey, Greek dancing… We…
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Beautiful Byzantine Choir Psalms

[:en]As in previous years, the Byzantine Choir, conducted by Mr. G. Kakoulidis, will be on Kythira next weekend, participating in Agios Fanourios’ name day celebrations. The choir will sing during these services: – Sunday, August 26th, at the morning…
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Mesa Vourgo Churches Opening

[:en]One of the biggest celebrations of the Greek Orthodox Church is on August 15th, the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This year on Monday August 13th, from 7 pm to 10 pm, the wonderful Byzantine churches in Mesa Vourgo (the medieval district…
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Πανηγύρια 2018

[:en]The first banners advertising the summer festivals, the panigiria, have been spotted again, signalling the start of the Kythirian summer 2018. Kato Livadi is this year’s kick-off: Saturday, August 4th, from 9pm onwards with live music, dance, food…
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Agia Sofia Cave Mylopotamos is open!

[:en]This week, the impressive Agia Sofia Cave near Mylopotamos – Kato Chora opened again. Until the beginning of September, you can visit the cave daily from 11 am to 6 pm (except on Wednesday). Last tour starts at 5.30 pm. Your visit to the cave can…
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Apricot time

[:en]It is mid-June, the time of year when the apricots ripen. It is obvious that 2018 is a good apricot year. In the trees, many branches are hanging down to the ground because of the profusion of apricots. Sometimes there is even a broken branch,…
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[:en]Potamos central square will be the place where local musicians perform free live music events throughout the summer. As in previous years, starting this week until the end of September, a small festival will be held every Friday night. Combine your…
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Artichokes from Kythira

[:en]During a walk over the island this month (May), you will see many artichokes in the vegetable gardens. The Kythirians are proud of the typical way of cooking these vegetables. Not boiled in water, as the French do, but grilled on the bbq or in the…
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