We are getting married!

After being together for more than 6 years, we are now happy to announce that we will celebrate our wedding together on

July 2nd 2017, Kythira Greece

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Wedding Details

July 2nd, 2017

Main Ceremony

Church of St Nicholas in Avlemonas, Kythira
7:00pm

Wedding Reception

El Sol Hotel in Kapsali, Kythira
9:00pm

A bit about our Island

Kythira is located to the south of the Peloponnese, between Cape Maleas and Western Crete. In Ancient Greek mythology, Kythira is the birthplace of Aphrodite, where the goddess of love was worshipped as “Aphrodite Ourania”, Aphrodite of the heavens. For centuries, Kythira has been a source of inspiration for artists, poets and scholars alike.

In antiquity, many various populations settled on the island, including the Minoans, Phoenicians, Mycenaeans, Laconians and the Athenians, leaving their mark and mixing with the locals. A magical land marked by history and myth, Kythira has created its own unique cultural identity, through its strong contrast in Byzantine and Venetian architecture. Castle towns, Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches, stone bridges and traditional tower houses are some of the special elements of the island’s culture.

A few of our favourite things

To do on the island of Kythira

Cafes & Barakia

For light eats, coffees and serious drinks

  • All of Kapsali

    Nothing beats the Kapsali nightlife in Summer! Have a kafe at Lemoni or Vanilia cafes before heading over for a drink to our favourite baraki on Kythira, Fox Anglais!

  • Fossa

    Great place to have a kafe in Chora, where you can relax and admire the beautiful Kytherian landscape from their terrace.

  • Rena’s

    Come to Rena’s for amazing Kytherian sweets to die for. You will be sampling many of her amazing goodies at our wedding!

  • Karavas Bakery

    Did someone say… Paximadia!? They are practically world famous.

  • Maria’s Sweets & More

    Lots of yummy treats at this cool cafe!

  • Vitsio Pizza Pasta Cafe

    Pizza and pasta – but Greek style! Find it in Livadi.

Food

Try the local cuisine, your taste buds will thank you!

  • To Πέραμα (To Perama)

    The very last shop in Livadi while heading towards Chora and Kapsali, this place is our favourite for a quick gyros or souvlaki. Say hi to Yianni the owner, who happens to be from Dubbo!

  • Πιέρρος (Pierros)

    Definitely our favourite place to eat for its hospitality and amazing home cooked meals. The menu changes daily, with options ranging from Arnaki kokkinisto to Pastitsio to Soutzoukakia Smyrneika, any traditional home cooked Greek meal you can think of would have been served at least once at Pierros. If Yiayia hasn’t cooked because she was too busy at the olive groves, there is no place we would rather go for a meal!

  • O Σωτήρης (O Sotiris)

    Located in the traditional fishing village of Avlemona, the seafood here is to die for!

  • Ζορμπάς (Zorbas)

    The only ‘Psistaria’ or grilled food joint in Chora, Zorbas celebrates all things meat. Great place to come for a grilled meal – their Biftekia and Loukanika are amazing!

Other things

There’s plenty to do every day of the week!

  • Sunday Morning Markets

    In Potamo and kafe in the plateia

  • Glass bottom boat tour

    Captain Spiros and the Glass Bottom Boat from Kapsali

  • Kastro of Chora

    One of Kythira’s oldest and most historic relics

  • Milopotamos Waterfall

    Yes, you can swim there too!

  • Visit Panagia Myrtidiotissa

    The pride and joy of all Kytherians, and a site which a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary was discovered in a myrtle bush.

  • Visit Agia Moni

    Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint George. The icon found refers to the Virgin Mary as “Moni ton pandon elpida”, Our Sole Hope, and hence was named Agia Moni.

  • Visit Agia Elesa

    Saint Elesa was martyred in Kythira in 375AD and by the hand of her own father. A magnificent church was built on the site of her martyrdom.

Beaches

These beaches are some of the best in the world

  • Μελιδόνι (Melidoni)

    A little bay with fine sand, crystal clear waters and a view of the island of Chytra, Melidoni is one of our ‘go to’ beaches. Make sure you are a confident driver though, as the long, windy dirt road connecting the beach to the village of Drimonas is not for the feint hearted. Just kidding! The drive is fine!

  • Χαλκός (Chalkos)

    One of the most popular beaches on the island, this pebbled beach is just off the nearby village of Kalamos. A canteen operates here in the Summer and you can rent umbrellas and deck chairs so that you can relax for hours.

  • Διακόφτι (Diakofti)

    Don’t let the fact that it is Kythira’s main port fool you! Diakofti is one of the prettiest beaches on the island with soft white sand and shallow water, it is ideal for families.

  • Αυλαίμωνας (Avlemonas)

    Apart from being one of the most beautiful villages on Kythira and the place we are getting married; the traditional fishing town is not your typical beach. The beauty of Avelmona is difficult to put into words, but let the photos below show you how amazing this place is- especially the ‘swimming pool’!

  • Κομπονάδα (Kombonada)

    As one of Kythira’s longest beaches, with its clear and deep blue waters, Kombonada is a must visit! Probably a good idea to bring your ‘sagionares’ or reef shoes though, this is a large pebbled beach. Just head to the villages of Travasarianika or Goudianika and follow the signs, you will not be disappointed!

  • Καλαδί (Kaladi)

    Our most loved beach on the beautiful island of Kythira, Kaladi does not disappoint! A short drive from the villages of Avlemona and Paleopoli, the beach is accessed by dirt road and a descent of about 120 stone steps. With its crystal-clear waters, the pebbled beach is divided into 3 parts, with the third and most impressive being a small cave which ends up on a very small secluded beach! A-MAZING!

Rsvp

Please let us know if you are able to attend. We can’t wait to see you on the beautiful island of Kythira!

Thank you from the future Mr & Mrs Athousis

We can’t begin to express how appreciative we are to have so many beautiful and supportive people in our life, willing to journey across the world to watch us begin our life together. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all.

– Nicko + Yiota


Special thank you to Harris from Haich Designs for designing our beautiful invitations and monograms featured on this site.