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The wonderful for its exciting contrasts island of Kythira has been home to hosts ofpeoples and civilizations: from the Neolithic Age to the Minoan times (20th century AC) and to the Mycenaens, the Dorians and the Spartans, still in the ancient times; from the Byzantine middle ages to the Venetian rule; from the Ottoman to the English occupation; from the State of the Ionian Islands to the modern Greek State which it joined in 1864. The ancient myth that referred the island as Aphrodite’s birthplace has been the inspiration for the paintings of celebrated artists such as Sandro Botticelli and Jean-Antoine Watteau. Now, a trip to Kythira is the symbol of a burning desire, of hankering for beauty; and not unjustly so.

 

ted artists such as Sandro Botticelli and Jean-Antoine Watteau. Now, a trip to Kythira is the symbol of a burning desire, of hankering for beauty; and not unjustly so.