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“Samiaka”: The history book of Epaminondas Stamatiades

The book “Samiaka” (5 volumes, 2.955 pages, and 13 x 23 format) was printed in the Princely Printing-Shop of Samos between 1881 and 1889, following a resolution passed by the “General Assembly of the Samian”. So, from this point of view, it is considered as a pioneer sample of a …

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Bireme: The ancient ship of Samos (or Samaina)

Bireme, a ship with two rows of oars on each side, was the forerunner of the trireme, while it is considered the intermediate link in the evolution process between the penteconter and later designs. Biremes were built with thirty or fifty oars, while the dimensions of these ships vary: 18-22 …

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Renaissance (Anagenisi) of Samos (Women’s Volleyball Team) promoted to A2 Women’s Volleyball League.

Volleyball: “Renaissance” of Samos won a 3-0 set match against “Nereus” in the last round of the 2nd Phase (Group X, 2nd National League of the National Regional Women’s Volleyball League). The 2nd Phase took place in Samos and “Renaissance” celebrated its promotion to A2 Women’s Volleyball League.  The sets: …

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A tribute to Kalithea village

Recently I visited Kalithea village. Following a fairly long drive from Vathi (one and a half hour car drive) and crossing the beautiful landscapes of Samos, we reached Kallithea village “wrapped” in cold weather and “deserted” by tourist (the visit took place during the winter). The village is built on …

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The history of the Samian Wine-Making

One of the main sources of income for Samos comes from the cultivation of vines and the marketing of its products. Viticulture was, since antiquity, a very good and profitable economic activity although in ancient times the Samian wine was not as famous as it is today. According to mythology, …

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The tobacco factories in Samos during the early 19th century

During the late 19th and the early 20th century tobacco cultivation spread rapidly in the island of Samos. Samian tobacco were exported to the Greek cigarette factories in Egypt and in the markets of Europe, Africa and Asia, while as the same time local cigarette-making industry developed rapidly. In Vathi …

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White Pebble: The new wine made by the UVCS

A new product was recently launched by the UVCS: A wine under the brand name White Pebble. According to the people of the UVCS, “this is a wine with special characteristics. The beneficial effect of the Aegean summer breeze helps the charismatic Muscat grape of Samos to produce and offer …

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Samia Athletic Events (August 19, 1903)

In 19-21 August 1903, in Vathi Port, the Gymnastic Popular Club of Samos organized the Athletic Events called “Samia” in order to celebrate the anniversary of the enthronement of Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The games were held in front of about 10.000 spectators in the newly …

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The sound of Limnonaki Beach

  Limnonaki Beach From Samoseiland

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The “Wildcat under Glass” novel

“This animal you see in the picture, which you can also see in the Natural History Museum of Mytilini (www.nhma.gr), is the skin of a blood-thirsty feline, closely related to the tiger, known by the name “Kapllani” (Kaplan = The Turkish word for Tiger), found in Asia Minor. Some 130 …

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