Kythera has a very rich history, in many ways acting as a 7000+ year-old time capsule at the crossroads of the Mediterranean.
Hence there’s a growing amount of interest regarding archaeological research taking place on the island.
Not just locally but from international scholars, Kytherians and Philokytherians from all over Greece and around the world.
For example, in July 2011 alone, archaeological excavations took place at four main sites.
* A Bronze Age peak sanctuary known as Agios Yioryios sto Vouno – a project started by the late Professor Ioannis Sakellarakis.
* A Bronze Age peak sanctuary at Leska on the Mermygkari mountain.
* A citadel that functioned as Kythera’s Laconian-controlled ancient capital for at least 500 years before Christ on the Paleokastro mountain.
* An underwater excavation of the Mentor shipwreck that sank off Kythera in 1802 carrying 17 crates of Parthenon Marbles on behalf of Lord Elgin.
Where are the finds from all these projects and future seasons going to be displayed?