lies opposite Boeae
; to the promontory of Platanistus, the point where the island lies nearest to the mainland, it is a voyage of forty stades from a promontory on the mainland called Onugnathus. In Cythera
is a port Scandeia on the coast, but the town Cythera
is about ten stades inland from Scandeia. The sanctuary of Aphrodite Urania （the Heavenly） is most holy, and it is the most ancient of all the sanctuaries of Aphrodite among the Greeks. The goddess herself is represented by an armed image of wood.