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Foods of Chalkidiki: Part 1 Natural Honey Special Feature: Ancient Greek Technology - Minoan Shafted-Axe
What's New: Sterling Silver & Gold Plated Jewelry, Children's DVDs & Books in Greek, Greek Music, Adult DVDs & Books in Greek. June's Recipe: Tagliatelle with Shrimp and Mastiha Cream Sauce
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June's Recipe:
Tagliatelle with Shrimp and Mastiha Cream Sauce


Ingredients:
  • 1 pound (1/2 kilo) large shrimp, heads removed and shelled but with tails attached
  • Fresh strained juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsps. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. small Mastiha crystals, pounded with a little salt
  • 3 large, firm ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mastiha liqueur
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound (1/2 kilo) tagliatelle or fettucine, boiled to al dente in salted water and drained

Preparation:

1. Using a sharp paring knife, remove the threadlike intestine from the shrimp. Wash, drain, sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon each of butter and olive oil in a large skillet. When the butter stops bubbling, add the onion and cook over medium-low heat until very soft, about 10-12 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for a minute or so.
3. While the onions are cooking, pulverize the tomatoes in a food processor until smooth. Add them to the skillet, together with the pounded Mastiha. Cook the tomato-onion mixture over medium heat until thick, about 8 minutes. Add the Mastiha liqueur and let simmer another 3 minutes.
4. Drain the shrimp and add them to the skillet. Simmer for about 4 minutes, or until the shrimp firm up and turn pink.
Add the cream, season with salt and pepper and stir well but gently to combine. Just before removing from heat, add the last dab of butter. Serve hot over the hot pasta.

Serves 4
 

Mastiha Cuisine by Diane Kochilas, in Greek & EnglishExcerpts and Photography from: Mastiha Cuisine by Diane Kochilas, in Greek & English
 
 June's Article
 Foods of Chalkidiki: Part 1 Natural Honey


Natural Honey

The job of an apiarist or beekeeper is a very highly regarded profession in Greece. A beekeeper will keep on average 300 to 500 hives and these will produce around 55,000 pounds (25,000 kilograms) of honey per year. Chalkidiki is one of the country's main honey-producing regions.

Beekeepers come here from all over Greece, drawn by the unspoiled, hilly countryside with its wealth of flowers and abundance of pine trees, spruces, and lime trees, all guarantees of consistency in aroma and high-quality honey.

Honey production is geared to the following flowering periods: from March to May, meadow flowers; early June, lime blossom; mid-August, chestnut blossom (helps stop the honey from solidifying); the rest of the summer, spruce blossom (spruce resin makes the honey darker and stronger in taste).

The heather in bloom at the beginning of September provides the final aromatic ingredient and the bees close up their honeycombs ready for hibernation. The honey is now ready for harvest. Gently stunning the bees with smoke from burning spruce needles, the beekeeper carefully removes this precious sweet product.

There is a long tradition of beekeeping in Greece. The continual moving of hives from one region to another, as one finishes flowering and another begins to bloom, is meant as a metaphor for the way that each day represents an end to individual stages of life.

When the spring flowers are in bloom on the Chalkidiki peninsula, the bees are well cared for. Even the beekeeper prefers to stun the bees a little before attempting to touch the honeycombs. The beekeeper samples the honey straight from the honeycomb.
Chalkidiki is one of Greece's main honey-producing regions. You will come across beehives almost everywhere you go. Thanks to the abundance of flowers, there is ample nourishment for all the bees.
 
Ancient Greek Wisdom

"Wise men anticipate the future from

experience of the past."

-SOPHOCLES

Excerpt from:
Written in Stone -
Ancient Greek Wisdom,
by Vasiliki Stathes

 Special Feature: Ancient Greek Technology
  Minoan Shafted-Axe
     
  Bronze double shafted-axe which is produced from a two-piece mould, from Minoan Crete (2300 c.B.C.). It was used as well by the carpenters-oak's woodcutters (du-ru-to-mo in Linear B), as in the daily life for cutting or breaking hard materials.

Excerpt from:
Ancient Greek Technology,
by Ailos Publications
(in English and Greek)

 
     
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Peninta pio Skoteines Apohroseis tou Gkri (50 Shades of Grey Book 2) by E. L. James, In Greek
50 Shades of Grey - Freed (Apeleftherosi) (50 Shades of Grey Book 3), by E.L. James, In Greek

50 Shades of Grey - Freed (Apeleftherosi) (50 Shades of Grey Book 3), by E.L. James, In Greek
 Stainless Steel Jewelry
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet - Sandblasted Greek Key Motif Links
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Wristband - Greek Key Motif
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Accordion Hinge Opening - Greek Key Motif
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Accordion Hinge Opening - Greek Key Motif (3 Color Options)
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Links
Large Gold Plated Greek Cross

Gold plated Stainless Steel Greek Cross (19 mm x 31.7 mm)
Stainless Steel Greek Cross Large (31.7 mm x 44.4 mm)

Stainless Steel Greek Cross Large (31.7 mm x 44.4 mm)
 Traditional Greek Costumes
Amalia Costume for Girls Sizes 2-6 Style 643093*

Amalia Costume for Girls Sizes 2-6 Style 643093*
Aegean Islands Girl Costume for ages 6-14 Style 643123*

Aegean Islands Girl Costume for ages 6-14 Style 643123*
Crete Costume for Girls Size 6-12 Style 643113*

Crete Costume for Girls Size 6-12 Style 643113*
Embonas Rhodes Island Costume for Girls Size 6-14 Style 643111*

Embonas Rhodes Island Costume for Girls Size 6-14 Style 643111*
Epirus Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643119*

Epirus Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643119*
Arahova Roumeli Men's Greek Costume 642121

Arahova Roumeli Men's Greek Costume 642121
Armatolos Kleftoyria Men's Greek Costume 642125

Armatolos Kleftoyria Men's Greek Costume 642125
Cyprus Costume for Men Style 642129*

Cyprus Costume for Men Style 642129*
Corfu Purple Costume for Women Style 641219*

Corfu Purple Costume for Women Style 641219*
Corfu Green Costume for Women Style 641217*

Corfu Green Costume for Women Style 641217*
Cyprus Costume for Women Style 641221*

Cyprus Costume for Women Style 641221*
Ebonas Rhodes Island Costume for Women Style 641211*

Ebonas Rhodes Island Costume for Women Style 641211*
Amfiklia Costume for Women Style 641223

Amfiklia Costume for Women Style 641223
Epirus Black Vest Costume for Women Style 641031*

Epirus Black Vest Costume for Women Style 641031*
Epirus Embroidered Costume for Women Style 641093*

Epirus Embroidered Costume for Women Style 641093*
Traditional Hand-Crafted Red Leather Tsarouchia Shoes w/ Rubber Sole for Greek Costume

Traditional Hand-Crafted Red Leather Tsarouchia Shoes w/ Rubber Sole for Greek Costume
Traditional Hand-Crafted Black Leather Tsarouchia Shoes w/ Rubber Sole for Greek Costume

Traditional Hand-Crafted Black Leather Tsarouchia Shoes w/ Rubber Sole for Greek Costume
Traditional Tsarouchia Greek Costume Shoe Covers (Red)

Traditional Tsarouchia Greek Costume Shoe Covers (Red)
Traditional Tsarouchia Greek Costume Shoe Covers (Black)

Traditional Tsarouchia Greek Costume Shoe Covers (Black)
 
 Costume Jewelry        
Mati Evil Eye and Cross Necklace 101569 (Color Options)

Mati Evil Eye and Cross Necklace 101569 (Color Options)
Heart Shaped Gold Colored Evil Eye Bracelet w/ Rhinestones (Color Options)

Heart Shaped Gold Colored Evil Eye Bracelet w/ Rhinestones (Color Options)
Diamond Shaped Gold Colored Evil Eye Bracelet w/ Rhinestones (Color Options)

Diamond Shaped Gold Colored Evil Eye Bracelet w/ Rhinestones (Color Options)
Stainless Steel Bracelet - Large Greek Key Motif Style B290

Stainless Steel Bracelet - Large Greek Key Motif Style B290
Children's Mati Blue Evil Eye Bracelet with Color Options

Children's Mati Blue Evil Eye Bracelet with Color Options
Enamel Swirl Motif Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings - Turquoise  KEN125

Enamel Swirl Motif Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings
 
Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Greek Key Motif with Colored Enamel detail Detail (24mm)

Signature Greek Yiayia "Grandmother" Necklace with Chain
Signature Greek Koukla

Signature Greek Koukla "Doll" Necklace with Chain
Gold Plated Earrings - Swirl Motif (38mm)

Gold Plated Earrings - Swirl Motif (38mm)
Silver Plated Earrings - Swirl Motif (38mm)

Silver Plated Earrings - Swirl Motif (38mm)
Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Large Greek Key and Minoan Spiral Motifs Style B237

Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Large Greek Key and Minoan Spiral Motifs Style B237
Aegean Wave Enamel Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings  - Green KEN145

Aegean Wave Enamel Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings
Enamel Swirl Motif Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings - Purple KEN160

Enamel Swirl Motif Pendant w/matching cord and matching earrings
The Siren Collection - Necklace w/ Swirl Motif Pendant

The Siren Collection - Necklace w/ Swirl Motif Pendant
The Siren Collection - Necklace w/ Diamond Shaped Pendant & Greek Key Motif

The Siren Collection - Necklace w/ Diamond Shaped Pendant & Greek Key Motif
The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Phaistos Disk

The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Phaistos Disk
The Byzantium Collection - Diamond Shaped Necklace w/ Mosaic and Swirl Motif

The Byzantium Collection - Diamond Shaped Necklace w/ Mosaic and Swirl Motif
The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Swirl Motif

The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Swirl Motif
The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Greek Key Motif

The Byzantium Collection - Circular Shaped Necklace w/ Greek Key Motif
 
 Greek Glass Art & Apparel
Women's Koukla Rhinestone Racerback Long Tank

Women's Koukla Rhinestone Racerback Long Tank
Large Canvas Greece Shoulder Bag Style BG37 (2 Color Options)

Large Canvas Greece Shoulder Bag Style BG37 (2 Color Options)
Greek Key Beaded Belt (3 Color Options)

Greek Key Beaded Belt (3 Color Options)
Pomegranate and Evil Eye Good Luck Wall Ornament

Pomegranate and Evil Eye Good Luck Wall Ornament
Greek Key Column with Evil Eye and Bead Keychain

Greek Key Column with Evil Eye and Bead Keychain
Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Pomegranate Decoration (12cm)

Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Pomegranate Decoration (12cm)
Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Village House Decoration (12cm)

Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Village House Decoration (12cm)
Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Peace Dove Decoration (12cm)

Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Peace Dove Decoration (12cm)
Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Olive Leaf Wreath Decoration (12cm)

Blue Glass Good Luck Charm Round Ornament w/ Olive Leaf Wreath Decoration (12cm)
Glass Evil Eye Decorative or Rear-view mirror ornament

Glass Evil Eye Decorative or Rear-view mirror ornament
Blue Glass Evil Eye Star Magnet (27mm)

Blue Glass Evil Eye Star Magnet (27mm)
Blue Glass Evil Eye Heart Magnet (36mm)

Blue Glass Evil Eye Heart Magnet (36mm)
Evil Eye Minoan Dolphin Magnet (4in)

Evil Eye Minoan Dolphin Magnet (4in)
Evil Eye Medallion and beaded blue glass eyes Good Luck Wall Ornament

Evil Eye Medallion and beaded blue glass eyes Good Luck Wall Ornament
Good Luck Charm Keychain with teardrop blue glass evil eye, horse shoe and anchor charms
Good Luck Charm Keychain with teardrop blue glass evil eye, horse shoe and anchor charms
Gook Luck Charm Decorative Ornament - Large Mati Evil Eye 121658

Gook Luck Charm Decorative Ornament - Large Mati Evil Eye 121658
Greek Custom Name Gook Luck Keychain - Large Mati Evil Eye MP040

Greek Custom Name Gook Luck Keychain - Large Mati Evil Eye MP040
Gook Luck Charm Keychain w/ Blue Glass Evil Eye GO84

Gook Luck Charm Keychain w/ Blue Glass Evil Eye GO84
Reversable Religious Keychain w/ Christon (Jesus) and Virgin Mary (30mm)

Reversable Religious Keychain w/ Christon (Jesus) and Virgin Mary (30mm)
Sparta Shield Keychain w/ Greek Key Motif 37mm

Sparta Shield Keychain w/ Greek Key Motif 37mm
Children's Apparel and Toys
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Tablet in Greek Language Age 3+

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Tablet in Greek Language Age 3+
59 Magnetic Lower Case Greek Letters w/ Wooden Case 3+, By Desyllas Games

59 Magnetic Lower Case Greek Letters w/ Wooden Case 3+, By Desyllas Games
Gramma Gramma – Greek Word Board Game, by Desyllas Games, Ages 7-11, In Greek

Gramma Gramma – Greek Word Board Game, by Desyllas Games, Ages 7-11, In Greek
Cosmopoly – Greek Cities Board Game, by Desyllas Games, Ages 12+, In Greek

Cosmopoly – Greek Cities Board Game, by Desyllas Games, Ages 12+, In Greek
Kyvolekso, Greek Word Game, By Desyllas Toys, In Greek

Kyvolekso, Greek Word Game, By Desyllas Toys, In Greek
 Ancient Greece I Love Greece Parthenon Sweatshirt Style D647

Ancient Greece I Love Greece Parthenon Sweatshirt Style D647
 I Love Greece Sweatshirt Style D649

I Love Greece Sweatshirt Style D649
Ancient Greece Spartan Warrior Children's Sweatshirt Style D34

Ancient Greece Spartan Warrior Children's Sweatshirt Style D34
Ancient Greece Spartan Molon Labe Sweatshirt Style D129

Ancient Greece Spartan Molon Labe Sweatshirt Style D129
Ancient Greece Alphabet Sweatshirt Style D120

Ancient Greece Alphabet Sweatshirt Style D120
Ancient Greece Pericles Sweatshirt Style D53

Ancient Greece Pericles Sweatshirt Style D53
Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D430

Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D430
Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D429

Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D429
 Greek Islands Landscape Children's Sweatshirt Style D48

Greek Islands Landscape Children's Sweatshirt Style D48
Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D431

Greek Islands Landscape Children's Tshirt Style D431
 Beauty Care & Greek Food
 
Fine Semolina 400 gr (14 oz.)

Fine Semolina 400 gr (14 oz.)
Mastihashop Loukoumia w/ Rose Petal (12 oz.)

Mastihashop Loukoumia w/ Rose Petal (12 oz.)
My Yiayia's Fig Spoon Sweets 16oz.

 
My Yiayia's Fig Spoon Sweets 16oz.
 My Yiayia

 
My Yiayia's Bitter Orange Spoon Sweets 16oz
Mastihashop Toothpaste with Chios Mastiha 80 ml

Mastihashop Toothpaste with Chios Mastiha 80 ml
Mastihashop Shower Gel w/ Mastiha Oil and Aloe (8.45oz)

Mastihashop Shower Gel w/ Mastiha Oil and Aloe (8.45oz)
 Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Pendant w/ turquise glass and Evil Eye (12mm)

Tact Pure Olive Oil Liquid Soap with Cotton Flower (8.45oz)
Old Fashion Greek Candy - MEZ Mint Pastilles

Old Fashion Greek Candy - MEZ Mint Pastilles
 Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava

 
Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava "Gianniotiko" style, box of 15, 600g
Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava

 
Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava "Gianniotiko" style, box of 6, 240g
Stainless Steel Classic Olive Oil Dispenser 1/2 Liter Capacity

Stainless Steel Classic Olive Oil Dispenser 1/2 Liter Capacity
Greek Mountain Tea Net Wt. 40 gr.

 Greek Mountain Tea Net Wt. 40 gr.
Arosis Organic Greek Giant Beans from Small Family Farms (400g)

Arosis Organic Greek Giant Beans from Small Family Farms (400g)
Arosis Greek Lentils from Kastoria (500g)

 
Arosis Greek Lentils from Kastoria (500g)
Onassis Traditional Peas in Vegetable Oil - Arakas - 280gr

Onassis Traditional Peas in Vegetable Oil - Arakas - 280gr
New Arrivals for Greek Sports Fans
 AEK Athens Adjustable Baseball Cap

AEK Athens Adjustable Baseball Cap
Olympiakos (OSFP) Adjustable Baseball Cap

Olympiakos (OSFP) Adjustable Baseball Cap
Panathinaikos (PAO) Adjustable Baseball Cap

Panathinaikos (PAO) Adjustable Baseball Cap
Greek Time - Parthenon West View Wall Clock

Greek Time - Parthenon West View Wall Clock
Greek Time - Parthenon South View Wall Clock

Greek Time - Parthenon South View Wall Clock
Greek Time - Greek Flag Wall Clock

Greek Time - Greek Flag Wall Clock
A.E.K. Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain

A.E.K. Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain
Olympiakos Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain

Olympiakos Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain
P.A.O. ( Panathinaikos ) Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain

P.A.O. ( Panathinaikos ) Greek Sports Team Worrybeads on Metal Chain
A.E.K. Greek Sports Team Wristband

A.E.K. Greek Sports Team Wristband
Olympiakos Greek Sports Team Wristband

Olympiakos Greek Sports Team Wristband
P.A.O. ( Panathinaikos ) Greek Sports Team Wristband

P.A.O. ( Panathinaikos ) Greek Sports Team Wristband
Greek Flag Wristband

Greek Flag Wristband
Greek Time - AEK Wall Clock

Greek Time - AEK Wall Clock
Greek Time - Panathinaikos Wall Clock

Greek Time - Panathinaikos Wall Clock
 Vintage Greek City Photo & Advertisement Posters
This month we are adding posters from your favorite regions.
To pre-order any posters from these particular regions please contact us.

Aegean Islands Region - Lemnos
Crete Region - Chania
Crete Region - Herakleion
Cyclades Island Region - Amorgos
Cyclades Island Region - Andros
Cyclades Island Region - Ios
Cyclades Island Region - Keaa
Cyclades Island Region - Kimolos
Cyclades Island Region - Kithnos
Cyclades Island Region - Meloss
Cyclades Island Region - Mykonos
Cyclades Island Region - Naxos
Cyclades Island Region - Paros
Cyclades Island Region - Santorini
Cyclades Island Region - Siphnos
Cyclades Island Region - Siross

NEW!   Cyclades Island Region - Tinos

Dodecanese Region - Kalimnos
Dodecanese Region - Kos
Dodecanese Region - Patmos
Dodecanese Region - Rhodes
Dodecanese Region - Symi
NEW!   Greece Mainland - Aitoloakarnania
NEW!   Greece Mainland - Aitoloakarnania Mesologgi
NEW!   Greece Mainland - Evritania Karpenisi
NEW!   Greece Mainland - Fthiotida
NEW!   Greece Mainland - Fthiotida Lamia
Greece Mainland - Karditsa
Greece Mainland - Magnesia, Volos, Pelion
Greece Mainland - Voiotia
Ionian Islands Region - Kefalonia - Argostoli
Ionian Islands Region - Kefalonia
 Featured Destination
Islands of the North Aegean (Part 3)

 
Lemnos

GEOGRAPHY

Southwest of Samothrace lies Lemnos, one of the loveliest isles of the Aegean. 476 sq. km. in area, 259 km. of coastline, 15,721 inhabitants. There are car and passenger ferries from Piraeus, Kavala, Kymi Euboia, Aghios Konstantinos, as well as a link with Lesbos and, via the route Kavala - Piraeus, with the islands of the east Aegean, the Dodecanese, Cyclades and Crete.

A regular local service operates between Lemnos and Aghios Efstratios. There is a daily flight from Athens, Thessaloniki and Mytilene. Lemnos has a gentle landscape, wide tracts of flat land (highest point Skopia, 470 m. a.s.l.), clear sea and beautiful beaches. Even though hoards of tourists descend on it, it has lost none of its distinctive charm.

HISTORY

According to Homer the island was first settled by Sindians of Thracian provenance. Hephaistos was worshipped here. Indeed, the island's largest city was called Hephaisteia. In antiquity the island was known as Aithalia and played an important role at all times due to its strategic position (24 miles from the Dardanelle straits).

Excavations conducted by the Italian Archaeological School have shown that Lemnos has been inhabited since Neolithic times. During the Bronze Age a splendid civilisation developed here (Poliochni), closely affined to that of Troy, finds from which are exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens and in the local museum at Myrina.

In the 5th century BC Lemnos was laid waste by the Athenian general Miltiades, then subjugated by the Persians. In 478 BC it joined the Athenian League. Its land was apportioned among Athenian lot-holders who dedicated the famous bronze statue of Athena Lemnia, work of Pheidias, on the Acropolis. Lemnos remained dependent on Athens throughout antiquity except for brief intervals when it belonged to the Macedonians (307-202 BC) and the Romans (202-166 BC).

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS

Myrina (Kastro), the island's main town and harbour, is a mixture of old and new buildings. It has retained its ancient name, taken from one of the Amazons. Very little has remained of its ancient city, one of the largest on the island: traces of the fortification wall, houses and streets are nowadays discernible. A large number of clay figurines have been recovered in excavations and from their inscriptions it is deduced that a sanctuary of Artemis existed here.

From Myrina one can visit other villages on the island both inland and coastal. At Kornos (7.5 km. northeast of Myrina) there are churches of the Dormition of the Virgin and St. Andrew.ln the region of Kotsinas (3 km. northeast) are ruins of a Venetian castle and, just beyond, are the ancient sites of Hephaisteia and Kabeirio. Hephaisteia (nowadays Palaiopoli), inhabited since prehistoric times, was one of the island's most important cities in the 5th century BC, when it was captured by Miltiades and subsequently made a member of the Athenian League.

Excavations have brought to light houses, a sanctuary (destroyed in the 6th century BC), an extensive cemetery (8th -6th century BC) and a theatre of the Roman period. The rich finds (figurines, weapons, pottery) bear witness to the city's floruit and its contacts with Attica, Corinth and Macedonia. Athena was worshipped in this region and there was a sanctuary in her honour at Kome, to the north of Hephaisteia. At Chloi, 3km. north of Hephaisteia, is the sanctuary of the Cabeiroi, discovered in 1937.

This sanctuary is older than that on Samothrace and a large stoa, Telesterion and countless inscriptions, furnishing a wealth of information concerning the sanctuary and important cities on the island, have been revealed. Near the village of Kaminia (35 km. east of Myrina), in the bay of Vroskopos, the prehistoric city of Poliochni has been uncovered, which achieved its acme between 2700 -2200 BC and continued to be occupied until around 1600 BC. Finds from here (mainly pottery and jewellery) comprise not only evidence of the cultural apogee but also of the close links maintained with Troy. Four successive well-stratified phases of occupation have been revealed, including foundations of large houses, walls and public buildings, the most splendid examples of which date to the fourth phase.

The island's picturesque villages, Moudros, Kontopouli, Livadochori, can be visited by car, as can the lovely beaches in the vicinity of Myrina and at Platys, Thanos, Skandali, Kaminia, all of which are accessible by caique and are ideal for fishing and swimming. For those with a boat there are any number of delightful little bays awaiting discovery. Refuelling stations at Myrina and Moudros. The only hotels of Lemnos are at Myrina but there are rooms and apartments for rent both there and elsewhere (Kontias, Moudros).

Aghios Efstratios

This tiny, islolated island between Lesbos, Skyros and Lemnos, to which it belongs administratively, is 43 sq. km. in area, has 30 km. of coastline, a population of 296 and is only 16 nautical miles from Lemnos. Well-known as a place of exile, Aghios Efstratios has, apart from its harbour, just one village on its northeast side and several lovely, clean beaches. There is a boat connection either from Aghios Konstantinos and Kymi (once a week), or from Kavala (three times a week). Twice a week there is a link with Lemnos and Alexandroupo-lis, Samothrace, Mytilene (once a week). Its picturesque bays, chapels and caves, the few ancient ruins and tomb of St. Efstratios (9th century) are the only places of interest.

 
June 2013 Greek Orthodox Calendar

 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1
4th Saturday after Pascha

Martyr Justin the Philosopher

Righteous Pyrrus
2
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Nicephorus, Abp. of Constantinople

Erasmos of Ochrid & his Companion Martyrs
 
3
5th Monday after Pascha

Martyrs Lucillian and Paul

Athanasios the Wonderworker
 
4
Metrophanes Archbishop of Constantinople

Martha and Mary, Sisters of Lazarus 
5
5th Wednesday after Pascha

Hieromartyr Dorotheus

10 Martyrs of Egypt
6
5th Thursday after Pascha

Hilarion the New

Bessarion the Wonderworker of Egypt 
7
5th Friday after Pascha

Martyr Theodotus

Righteous Panagis
8
Relics of Theodore Stratelates

Martyr Kalliope

9
Sunday of the Blind Man

Cyril, Abp. Of Alexandria

3 Virgin-martyrs of Chios
10
6th Monday after Pascha

Martyrs Alexander & Antonina

Hieromartyr Timothy
11
Apostle Bartholomew

Apostle Barnabas
12
Apodosis of Pascha

Onuphrius of Egypt

Peter of Athos
13
6th Thursday after Pascha/Ascension

Martyr Aquilina

Triphyllos the Bishop of Nicosia
14
6th Friday after Pascha

Prophet Elisseus

Methodius the Confessor
15
6th Saturday after Pascha

Prophet Amos

Father Hieronymus 
16
Fathers of the 1st Council

Tychon the Wonderworker

40 Martyrs of Rome
17
7th Monday after Pascha

Martyr Isaurus & Companions

Martyrs Manuel, Sabel & Ismael
18
7th Tuesday after Pascha

Martyr Leontius & Companions
19
Apostle Jude

Martyr Zosima
20
7th Thursday after Pascha

Hieromartyr Methodios

Father Callistus 
21
7th Friday after Pascha

Martyr Julian

Hieromartyr Terentios of Iconius
22
The Saturday of Souls

Hieromartyr Eusebius

Martyrs Zenon and Zena 
23
Holy Pentecost

Martyr Agrippina

Martyr Aristocleus
24
Fast Free

Monday of the Holy Spirit

Nativity of John the Forerunner

Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner





 
25
Fast Free

1st Tuesday after Pentecost

Apodosis of the Forerunner

Prokopios the New Martyr
 
26
Fast Free

1st Wednesday after Pentecost

New Martyr David

Appearance of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos of Tikhvin
 
27
Fast Free

1st Thursday after Pentecost

Samson the Hospitable

Joanna the Myrrhbearer
 
28
Fast Free

1st Friday after Pentecost

Relics of Unmercenaries Cyril & John

Pappias the Martyr
 
29
Fast Free

Apostles Peter and Paul
 
30
The Sunday of All Saints

Synaxis of the 12 Apostles

Michael the New Martyr of Athens
 
           

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