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The inhabited large island of Kythira (local name Cythera - Κύθηρα) is part of (the island group) Ionian Islands and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 13.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 276.6 km2 and is therefore 0.728 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 111.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 30 km by 17.5 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 525 meter and is named Mermigkari. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.25 (36°14'53.3868), 22.98 (22°58'58.3248).


The population is 3398 and the population density is thus on 299.4 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Kýthira (located in the South of the island). Other places on the island are: Áno Livádi, Potamós, Agía Pelagía.Kálamos, Livádi. The island is located in the South of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region Attica (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Piraeus (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2925 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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