Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cerigo, anciently and now again known as Cythera, the most southerly of the Ionian islands, separated by a strait from the Morea. The island is rocky and broken, but some spots are fertile. The greater part is pasture land, and the goat cheeses of the island are noted. It produces also good olive oil. There are beautiful stalactite caves in the island, one being near Capsali, which is the capital. Although Cythera was the home of Aphrodite (Venus), no traces of her shrine are to be found.