Synonyms for kythira or Related words with kythira
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Strait (also Kythirian Straits,
–Antikythira Strait or Kithera Channel) is a waterway off
in southern Greece. The
–Antikythira Strait is situated within the Western Hellenic arc. It measures approximately in length and is situated between the Peloponnese and the island of Crete.
The chief town of the island,
(or Chora, "village") has the Historical Archives of
, the second largest in the Ionian islands, after Corfu.
He excavated sites at Archanes,
and Mount Ida.
In 1954, he married his third and last wife named Linda Alma (real name Eleni Malioufa). Shortly before his death, he filmed his last and best movie "Taxidi sta
", the "Journey to Kythera/
", with director Theo Angelopoulos.
and the nearby island of Antikythira were separate municipalities until they were merged at the 2011 local government reform; the two islands are now municipal units. The municipality has an area of 300.023 km, the municipal unit 279.593 km. The province of
() was one of the provinces of the Piraeus Prefecture. It had the same territory as the present municipality
. It was abolished in 2006.
had a Phoenician colony in the early archaic age; the sea-snail which produces Tyrian purple is native to the island. Xenophon refers to a Phoenician Bay in
("Hellenica" 4.8.7, probably Avlemonas Bay on the eastern side of the island). The archaic Greek city of
was at Scandea on Avlemonas; its ruins have been excavated. Its acropolis, now Palicastro (Palaeocastron, "Old Fort"), has the temple of Aphrodite Ourania, who may well represent a Phoenician cult of Astarte.
has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification "Csa") with mild, rainy winters and warm to hot dry summers.
The six northern islands are off the west coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. The seventh island,
, is off the southern tip of the Peloponnese, the southern part of the Greek mainland.
is not part of the region of the Ionian Islands, as it is included in the region of Attica.
When Napoleon put an end to the Venetian Republic in 1797,
was among the islands incorporated in that most distant départment of France, called Mer-Égée.
shared a common destiny with the other Ionian islands during the turbulent Napoleonic era, and is still accounted one of them; it was counted as one of the Cyclades in antiquity.
When the Byzantine Empire was divided among the conquerors of the Fourth Crusade, the Republic of Venice took her share, three eighths of the whole, as the Greek islands,
among them. She established a coast patrol on
and Antikythera to protect her trade route to Constantinople;
was one of the islands Venice continued to hold despite the Greek reconquest of Constantinople and the Turkish presence all over the Near East. During the Venetian domination the island was known as Cerigo. Ottomans called this island "Chuha Island (tr: Çuha Adası)".
It included the islands of Zante (Zakynthos),
and the Strofades, as well as Dragamesto (modern Astakos) on the Greek mainland.
In Ancient Greek mythology,
was considered to be the island of celestial Aphrodite, the Goddess of love (cf. Cyprus, another island devoted to the Goddess of Love).
On the nearby mainland, approximately east is Neapoli (Greek: Νεάπολη) of the municipality of Vatika. About south is "Cape Frangos" (Greek: Φράγκο) on the island of
Strait's Tsunami Warning System (TWS) comprises two interrelated elements. One is based on the seismographic observations and the other is related to tide-gauge recordings.
Elafonisos () is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and
. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is .
The Ionian Islands are a group of seven islands. The six northern islands lie off the western coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. The other island,
, lies off the southern tip of the Peloponnese.
is part of the modern region of Attica and is therefore not regarded as part of the modern region of the Ionian Islands ("Ionioi Nisoi"). The Ionian Islands are distinct from the historical region of Ionia, which is today part of western Turkey.
The remnants of Paliochora along with the folktales from the island of
play into the history of Hayreddin Barbarossa. The history described from this article is primarily based on George Koksma's account provided by Anastasia Conomos Condas.
Navtilos is a small volcanic islet of the Sea of Crete. The islet is located about 30 km southeast of the port of Kapsali on the island of
, and 6 km northwest of the northern tip of Antikythira.
Voyage to Cythera (, translit. Taxidi sta
) is a 1984 Greek film directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos. It was entered into the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize and the award for Best Screenplay.
by airplane is considered the most reliable method of transportation to the island since it is less affected by the strong winds that prevent ferry boat transit. The airport opened in 1972.
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