An island of southern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Peloponnesus. Southernmost of the Ionian Islands, it was the chief center for the worship of Aphrodite.
Greek island just south of the Peloponnesus, near which Aphrodite is fabled to have arisen full-grown from the sea.
Mycenaean pottery and a carved steatite vase were found in caves in the island of Cythera in 1915.
Cerigo, but still officially known as Cythera), one of the Ionian islands, situated not less than i 50 m.
In the church of St Kosmas are preserved some of the archaic Doric columns of the famous temple of Aphrodite of Cythera, whose worship had been introduced from Syria, and ultimately spread over Greece.
Laconia has few good harbours, nor are there any islands lying off its shores with the exception of Cythera (Cerigo), S.