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Kalymnos, the island of the sponge divers

If you visit the island of Kalymnos and you don’t get to meet a sponge diver or a player of the kalymnian bagpipe (tsambouna) it will be as if you only saw the island through cards-postal – although they could be amazing, like those of Nikolas Smalios. On our last of stay on Kalymnos, we took the road for the village of Vathys. Several of us had heard about the beauty of this port village that looks like a ...

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Kalymnos’ in the chase of the high rocks and the deep sea

Kalymnos 2012 It was five in the morning when the boat, which had been travelling for hours in the sea of the Dodecanese islands, arrived at the port of Kos. An hour ago we had passed by our final destination. “To Kalymnos? You must go to Mastichari and take the morning boat that will take you across. That one can take motorbikes in”. We loaded our equipment and we managed to climb on the motorbikes ourselv ...

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The art of the traditional costumes of Metsovo

You will be reading often from articles about Epirus, as it is one of our bases in Northern Greece. This time, the occasion of our first reference here to this part of the country was our recent short visit to the village of Anilio (Sunless), in the municipality of Metsovo. Although short, our visit was long enough to provide us with more knowledge about the diverse beauty of this pla ...

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The traditional pies of Epirus

An essential part of the local cultural heritage, the pies are always present during the most important moments of the family in Epirus. They can be made in various ways and with diverse components: greens-pie, meat-pie, macaroni-pie and courgette-pie are just some of the countless versions one can come across in the households of Epirus. While touring the beautiful group of villages of Epirus with the name ...

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Dodona: The oldest oracle of Ancient Greece

Dodona held the crown among the most holy sites of the prehistoric era as it was in its territory that operated, for more than 2.000 years, the oldest oracle of the Helladic land(Ancient Greece). Originally dedicated to the most ancient deity, the Great Mother Goddess, the oracle was later dedicated to Zeus of Dodona until it finally ceased to operate when Christianity became the prevalent religion. It was ...

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