Metropolis of Kythira

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The Holy Metropolis of Kythira and Antikythera (Gr:Κύθηρα, Cythera, Kythera) is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece.


His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim (Stergioulis) of Kythira (b. 1950, Vragiana, Karditsa) was enthroned as metropolitan of Kythera and AntiKythera July 2, 2005.


The Metropolis of Kythira has a total of 30 churches, 300 chapels, 30 cemetery churches and 4 monasteries.

Panagia Myrtidiotissa

For more information, see main article: Panagia Myrtidiotissa

The Holy icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa (The Virgin of the Myrtle Tree) was found by a sheperd in c. 1160. A monastery has been founded in that exact location and the icon and monastery celebrate August 15.

Local Saints and feast days

His relics were found on Kythira and in 1630 Bishop Athanasius (Valerianos) of Kythira founded a church in honour of this saint.
St. Myronos was from a wealthy family who devoted his entire life to the priesthood and establishing the Christian church during the reign of the Dekios, c. 250 AD. He dies a martyric death.

Churches, Monasteries and Chapels

Male Monasteries

  1. The Holy Monastery of St. Theodore of Korinth
  2. The Holy Monastery of Hope of the Virgin Mary
  3. The Holy Monastery of St. Elessa of Kythira

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