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Little Lakka Beach – Video

A video of Little Lakka beach from Samos stuff. Summer 2015 Just before Mourtias Beach you’ll find a road that leads to a narrow path and from there to the beaches. At first you will find the 200 hundred meters long but narrow path that leads to Small (Little) Lakka …

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Samian Landscapes by Manolis Thravalos (Part II)

The second part of Samian landscapes captured and offered by our friend and amateur photographer, Manolis Thravalos. We thank his very much! See HERE the first part [masterslider id=”71″]

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Samian landscapes by Manolis Thravalos (Part I)

Manolis Thravalos is an amateur photographer who surpasses … many professionals! See some Samian landscapes and stay tuned because more are about to follow! [masterslider id=”69″]

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A Rare Meteorological Phenomenon in Samos

The photographer Manolis Thravalos captured a rare meteorological phenomenon called Solar Halo. In Meteorology, Halo is called the optical phenomenon produced by solar or lunar light interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, resulting in a wide variety of colored rings or arcs in the sky. Therefore there are …

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Travelogue to Panagia Makrini of Mount Kerkis (Photographs)

Kerkis is a beautiful mountain. Wild, but beautiful! It’s nice to climb it, while walk all the way to Panagia Makrini is a delight! One Sunday morning, with a rented jeep, we started from Vathi towards the village of Kallithea and Panagia Makrini. We drive slowly in order to enjoy …

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Travelogue and Climbing in the Cave of Pythagoras

The Church of Panagia Saradaskaliotissa is dedicated to the Birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary. According to tradition, the cave, in which the Church is built, is the Cave of Pythagoras, i.e. the actual cave in which the ancient Greek mathematician found refuge when persecuted by Polycrates, the tyrant of Samos …

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“Stone” Cocktails: Now Samos has its Cocktail Experts!

Quite often, beautiful things don’t have an excuse to be somewhere! And because beauty is often dependent on the people who support it, we felt ashamed because we discovered “Stone” too late! Stone Cocktails is a coffee-shop, and during the morning hours, despite its warm atmosphere, looks like many traditional coffee-shops …

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The Construction of the Vathi, Karlovassi Carriage-Way (Picture of 1902)

This picture was taken during the construction of the road Vathi, Karlovasi Carriage-Way in the wild cliffs of Kourou-Dere (in Turkish language, “Dry Stream” in English, it is a coastal area between Saint Konstantinos and Karlovasi). In April 1899, following an open competition (auction), the engineering company “Rivabella and Gounarakis”, under …

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The Wine Factory (Tavern) of John Nikolareizis in Malagari (Picture of 1906)

Photo of the Wine Factory Wine production and trade flourished in Samos during the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. In 1906, Vathi was a town with many wine-trading companies, which used to trade wine abroad as raw material. Well-known factory owners were M. Hadzigeorgiou, P. …

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Excavation Work in the Foundations of the Ancient Temple of Hera (Picture of 1902)

For the excavation works were employed some 50 workers. The temple of Hera foundations were cleaned, a detection of its architectural details was recorded, while some archaeological ditches were made. Excavations resumed in October 1910 by the German archaeologist Th. Wiegand on behalf of the Berlin museums with significant results …

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