island, southernmost and easternmost of the Ionian Islands, off the southern Peloponnesus (Peloponnisos). It is an eparkhia (eparchy) of Attiki nomos (department), Greece. A continuation of the Taiyetos Range, the island has a mountainous interior, rising to 1,663 feet (507 metres). The capital, Kithira (or Khora), is on the southern coast.
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