- a Greek island in the Mediterranean, S of Peloponnesus: site of former ancient temple of Aphrodite. 108 sq. mi. (280 sq. km).
Formerly Ce·ri·go [cher-i-goh] /ˈtʃɛr ɪˌgoʊ/.Greek Kí·thi·ra [kee-thee-rah] /ˈki θi rɑ/.
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Cnidos, Paphos, Cythera; you will usually find me at one of these places.Ixion In Heaven
The island of Kythera (Cythera), south of Greece, was the seat of her worship.
I never breathed the faster as I rose from terrace to terrace in Cythera.
No; it would be impossible for anything to be less like Cythera.
"The Embarkment for Cythera" has been called the first impressionist picture.Watteau
C. Lewis Hind
- a Greek island off the SE coast of the Peloponnese: in ancient times a centre of the worship of Aphrodite. Pop: 3354 (2001). Area: about 285 sq km (110 sq miles)
- the chief town of this island, on the S coast. Pop: 297 (2001)
Modern Greek name: Kíthira
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