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AGIA KYRIAKI ÍÏÌÉÁ KONAKIA - STROTZA(PROSILIO) PYLOS SKYFIANIKA KARYOUPOLI - SKAMNAKI KALLIAZI

SKYFIANIKA

           Skyfianika, is a small village near Gytheio, not too far away from Konakia, located on a slope of Taygetos mountain. It has 55 inhabitants. There are some notable churches in the village like the one dedicated to Aghios Athanasios with frescoes dating back to 1762, and Agios Nicholaos with frescoes from 1828.


(Source of text and photos: http://www.mani.org.gr/horia/dgithiou/sidirokastro/sidirokastro.htm)


           According to our family tradition around 1700, a member of the Patsourakos family from Konakia baptized a, probably illegitimate child, of a man called Mantzouranis from Skyfianika. When this child reached maturity, he changed his surname to Patsourakos, considering that this was a great honor. This person is the first on the line of Patsourakos from Skyfianika.
           From this ancestor originates the branch of our family that now resides in Chalkidiki.