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Kíthira / Cerigo

facts in brief


Part of  Frederick de Wit map, ~1680
Part of Frederick de Wit map, ~1680






Facts in brief:

Is the most southerly of the Ionian islands; was the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite, who was said to have emerged from the sea here; this was the ancient center of worship of this goddess. .

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