Fratsia. Fratsia is a small village 10 kilometres north of Kythira town (Chora), not far from the village Karvounades. It is known for farming and ranching. Each year a large agricultural fair event takes place here. Fratsia is located on a mountain,at 353 meters altitude, it has 150 permanent inhabitants. Ones upon a time, Fratsia used to be a big crowded village, unfortunately, most young people moved to larger cities, the village nowadays looks rather deserted. In the middle of the village is the huge village square where you can see an old well. In the past, inhabitants came here to get water. Here is also the old elementary school which is nowadays closed simply because there are no children anymore. The village has a taverna, a small shop and some rooms and apartments for rent.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee