Kithira


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Kithira: Kythira

Kíthira

(kē`thērä) or

Cythera

(sĭthēr`ə), island (1991 pop. 3,021), c.109 sq mi (282 sq km), S Greece, in the Mediterranean Sea, southernmost of the Ionian IslandsIonian Islands
, chain of islands (1991 pop. 193,734), c.890 sq mi (2,310 sq km), W Greece, in the Ionian Sea, along the coasts of Epirus and the Peloponnesus. The group is made up of Kérkira, Paxoí, Lefkás, Kefallinía, Itháki,
..... Click the link for more information.
, off the S Peloponnesus. Mostly rocky with many streams, it produces wine, goat cheese, olives, corn, and flax. On the south shore is Kíthira (1991 pop. 226), the chief village, formerly called Kapsali. Ancient Kíthira was a center of the cult of AphroditeAphrodite
, in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of fertility, love, and beauty. Homer designated her the child of Zeus and Dione. Hesiod's account of her birth is more popular: she supposedly rose from the foam of the sea where Uranus' genitals had fallen after he had been
..... Click the link for more information.
. The island passed to Greece from Great Britain in 1864.

Kithira

 

an island in the Mediterranean Sea, near the southern coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula. Kithira belongs to Greece. Its area is 281 sq km. Its maximum elevation is 506 m, and its shores are steep. The vegetation is shrublike. The island’s inhabitants engage in subtropical agriculture and fishing.


Kithira

 

a strait between the islands of Kithira and Andikithira, linking the Aegean and Ionian seas. The strait of Kithira is about 31 km wide. Its maximum depth is 165 m. Its currents flow westward at 1–2 km per hour.

References in periodicals archive ?
germanica is present (Peloponnese and the islands of Kithira and Crete).
The limited and, at first glance, also somewhat peculiar distribution of the new species over Andikithira and several islands of the Cyclades, while lacking on Kithira, the Peloponnese and in neighbouring continental Greece, is also found in a subspecies of the gecko Cyrtopodion kotschyi (Steindacher 1870).
The report concluded that the extent of the weather conditions had been underestimated and contrary to company instructions, the heavy weather check list had not been created with the Maersk Kithira in mind.
The report concluded that the extent of the severe weather conditions had been underestimated and contrary to company instructions, the heavy weather check list had not been created with the Maersk Kithira in mind.
The isolation of Andros and of Kithira is more problematic.
Graham Ross, 52, of Greasby, Wirral, was killed last week as he carried out work on the Maersk Kithira ship as it was battered by strong winds off the Chinese coast on Tuesday.
Chief engineer Graham Ross, from Greasby, died from injuries sustained as he carried out work on board the Maersk Kithira on Tuesday evening.
Chief engineer Graham Ross from Greasby died after he was injured carrying outwork on the Maersk Kithira.
Graham Ross died from injuries sustained while he carried out work on board the UK-registered Maersk Kithira, along with the ship's chief officer, in atrocious weather.
Firebreak, who was opening the British account at the meeting, passed the post a neck clear of the German colt Flying Dash, with Kithira a length away third.
At the same meeting Pascal Bary saddled Kithira to win on her debut.
His most promising looks to be Kithira, a daughter of Danehill who won by three lengths on her debut for Pascal Bary at Maisons-Laffitte last month.