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  Kythera lies 14 nautical miles off Kavo Maleas on the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese. This island was once called by foreign seamen, Cerigo. In antiquity it was known as Porphyroussa because of the porphyry producing sea shells found along the shore. Ships put in at Agia Pelagia in the vicinity of beautiful stretch of coastline and bathing beach. The capital, Kythera, lies in the south (30 kms) and is easily accessible along the main roadway and is crowned with a Venetian castle. It is a neat and compact little hamlet, much like those on the rest of the Ionian Islands. Kapsali is the chief harbour. The museum, which contains finds from all parts of Kythera, is housed in the castle.
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Greek National Tourism Organization tourist pamphlet (1980).

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