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Agios Georgios - Kypriotianika- Kythira

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Between the villages of Alloizianika and Kypriotianika is located the old and picturesque chapel of Agios Georgios.

The chapel is dedicated to the Great Martyr George and was built in 1554.

Every year, residents of nearby villages, organize a feast in the courtyard of the temple.

 

 

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Religious Tourism in Kythera

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The island of Kythera is offered for religious tourism since there are about 350 churches, chapels and historic Monasteries built in its most beautiful parts.

 

 

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The monastery of Panagia Myrtidiotissa - Kythira

panagia-01Panagia Myrtidiotissa is the protector of Kytherians all around world. The monastery is located in the southwestern part of the island.
There lies the miraculous icon of Panagia,
perhaps the most precious relic of the Christian faithof Kytherians.

It is built on natural rocky opening surrounded by many myrtles, pines and almonds. Going down the road leading to the monastery you will notice in the sea two large islets. The legend says they were pirates who were going to loot the monastery, but Panagia turned them into deserted islands.

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The monastery of Agia Moni - Kythira

agia-moni-01The monastery of Agia Moni is located in the eastern part of the island and it is built on one of its highest mountains overlooking not only the coast of Peloponnese but also the entire island.

The icon of Agia Moni was found in 1767 with the description “The only hope of ever”.

 

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Agios Ioannis on the rocks - Kythira

agios-ioannis-01Above the graphic harbor of Kapsali, you can admire the chapel of Agios Ioannis, which is built inside a small cave.

At this church according to tradition Evangelist Ioannis, after he left Rome and before moving to Patmos, began the writing of Apocalypse.

We suggest you walk to the chapel as it offers great view to the bay of Kapsali and the Venetian Castle of Chora.

 

 

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The monastery of Agia Elessa - Kythira

agia-elesaThe Monastery of Agia Elessa is located at the top of a mountain near the village of Drimonas in the southwestern part of the island.The view from there is unique, especially at the sunset.The memory of Agia Elessa is celebrated on the 1st of August.

According to the history Agia Elessa arrived in Kythira after her father Elladios from the Peloponnese wanted to marry her to somebody who did not accept the Christian faith.

 

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Osios Theodoros - Kythira

osios-theodoros-01The monastery of Osios Theodoros lies on the outskirts of Potamos between the village of Aroniadika and Pitsinades surrounded by a pine woods.

Osios Theodoros came in Kythira around 921 AD and did ascetic life until his death in 922 AD.

His relics was found few years later.

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Agios Georgios on the mountain - Kythira

agios-georgios-01The chapel of Agios Georgios is located in the eastern part of the island, on high altitude offering great views to the beach of Avlemonas and almost the entire island of Kythera.

There was discovered the “Minoan Peak Sanctuary” with figurines from the archaic period which are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.



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