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The Speleological Association of Samos Visit the Ancient Mine participated in the visit organized by the Speleological Association of Samos (SAS) in the Ancient Mine of Mitilinioi village. The visit took place on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The event was a great success (it was followed by more than 80 people). The weather conditions were ideal, while the landscapes …

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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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Mitilinioi Caves (Ancient Quarries)

In Mytilinioi, one of the largest villages of Samos, in Koutsodontis area, are located 45 caves around the hill, all of them entrances to an Ancient Mine. The first entrances are located at an altitude of 147 meters, hence the visitor can enjoy the wonderful view of the valley surrounding …

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