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SAVE THE DATE - Our 2014 Panigyri will be held on October 5, 2014

Kytherian Society of California

Panigyri of the Myrtidiotissa

October 5, 2014

9:30 a.m. -  Church Services & Artoklasia

12:00 p.m. - Luncheon

Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church

20104 Center Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Menu Selections:

Greek Style Chicken with Olive Oil, Lemon and Oregano

Greek  Lamb Shank with Orzo

Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

Salad, Spanakopita, & Dessert - Galaktobouriko

Coffee, Tea or Iced Tea

$39 per person

Please bring your children!

$15 Children 12 & Under - Chicken Strips

 For more information contact:

Katherine, 925 443-7153

Elaine Moulos:

Vikki Vrettos 

Visit the KSOCA Website:

Please bring a bottle of wine to share with your table!

Please donate a prize for our annual Raffle!


Click to download the 2014 Panigyri Flyer

Please complete and mail your reservation form by September 19, 2014

Click to download the reservation form.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!


Kythera from the Air:

a must have for every Kytherian!


Kythera from the Air  is James Prineas' new 272 page coffee-table edition book in Greek and English with more than 300 stunning photographs of our beautiful island.

Books may be purchased online at for $89 each, including shipping, or at a discounted price when ordering multiple copies. 

A few of these discounted copies will be available for purchase by KSOCA members for $66 at the Panigyri in October. Send an email to the Kytherian Society to reserve your copy and to take advantage of this generous discount.


This golden, fabled island, birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, final resting place of generations of resilient farmers, industrious townsfolk, Byzantine refugees and Venetian aristocrats, is revealed in this book from the sky for the first time. The island’s secret ravines and inaccessible peaks, the dozens of more or less deserted villages with their homes and ruins and churches, and the centuries-old olive groves, tended through the generations, are all there from the perspective of the falcons which hover over the island on constant watch. Here are the networks of paths linking villages with fields and orchards, homes and ruins of once impoverished families who departed for distant lands to escape an unsustainable existence. Scattered isolated settlements, some only of a few houses, are slowly succumbing to the elements, engulfed in wild vegetation. A ruined Byzantine capital with a lost golden bell, precariously perched on a mountain ridge, beseeches us to mourn the brave souls who lost their lives defending their homes from marauders. Lonely beaches and coves are lapped by the calm blue Mediterranean. Here is Kythera, in all its beauty and solitude, from above. 



One Year on Kythera

Another book that is now available is One Year on Kythera.

One Year on Kythera is Kristina Williamson's photographic documentary of the island of Kythera, its inhabitants and its culture. With the help of a J. William Fulbright grant, Kristina was able to spend over one calendar year living and photographing our beautiful island. 


I came to Kythera because I wanted to tell the story of life on the island. Over the years, hope for better opportunities drove many Kytherians to emigrate, leaving behind a dwindling population. I was interested in those who chose to remain on Kythera, and the intermingling of traditional and contemporary cultures reflected in their daily activities, homes, possessions, and surrounding environments.



KRISTINA WILLIAMSON is an American artist born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania in 1980. In 2003, Williamson graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a BFA in photography and in 2004 was awarded a Fulbright grant to photograph life on the Greek island of Kythera. Her work has been showcased in solo exhibitions in Greece, New York, and Washington D.C., as well as various group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Williamson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

One Year on Kythera is available for purchase online for $49.00 at

If you happen to be on the island on August 9, 2014, Kristina will be having a 

reception and  book signing at Zeidoros in Kapsali, at 8pm.


Institute of Kytheraismos

6th International Symposium of Kytheraismos

Sydney, Australia - November 6 - 9, 2014

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Have you been looking for an excuse to visit Austraia? Well here it is! 

The next Kytheraismos Symposium is being held in Sydney, Australia

What better time to visit Australia when you can have an opportunity to meet other

 Kytherians, relatives and friends, and learn something new at the same time!

So far, we have three KSOCA members who are planning to attend. 

Let's see if we can  increase that number of  participants!

Click here for a tentative list of Thematic Units of the Symposium.


Kythera Summer Edition 

The Kythera Summer Edition is available for you to read online!

Just click on the this link  read.

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Visit our website and Facebook page often for updated announcments! 

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