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Foods of Chalkidiki: Part 4 Squid and Octopus Special Feature: Ancient Greek Technology - Bronze Minoan Knife
What's New: Sterling Silver & Gold Plated Jewelry, Children's DVDs & Books in Greek, Greek Music, Adult DVDs & Books in Greek. September's Recipe: Mastic Pudding
Featured Destination: Islands of the East Aegean (Part 3) Suggestions, Comments, Subscription Info
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September's Recipe:
Mastic Pudding


Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs. rose water
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tbs. mastic tears, ground into a fine powder
  • 2 Tbs. powdered gelatin

Preparation:

1. Place the heavy cream, gelatin, sugar and mastic into a saucepan. Over low heat, use a wooden spoon to stir until all the ingredients have dissolved.

2. Keep stirring to make sure the mixture doesn't stick to the pan. Right before the mixture starts to boil, remove from the heat and stir in the rose water and vanilla.

3. Lightly coat four ramekins with a non flavored spray shortening and pour the mixture into the ramekins. Place them in the refrigerator for approximately two to four hours and let set.

4. Run a knife around the edges of the ramekins and turn over onto a dessert plate.

5. Top with a drizzle of honey and fresh berries, fruit sauce and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!
 

Recipe from:Chef George Kyrtatas at SweetWater Bar and Grill in New Jersey Chef George Kyrtatas at SweetWater Bar and Grill in New Jersey

Greek Isles by Georges Meis, 16 Month 2014 Wall Calendar

Greek Isles by Georges Meis, 16 Month 2014 Wall Calendar

Greek Isles by Georges Meis, Mini 16 Month 2014 Wall Calendar

Greek Isles by Georges Meis, Mini 16 Month 2014 Wall Calendar

 September's Article
 Foods of Chalkidiki: Part 4 Squid and Octopus


Squid and Octopus

Squid and octopus are both mollusks of the cephalopod family (Cephalopoda). They owe their name to the fact that their tentacles grow directly out of their head. In classical times, they were not only a popular and common source of food, but were also one of the best studied creatures in classical zoology.

Their ability to change color as a means of camouflage was a source of great fascination. An octopus with curling tentacles was a subject frequently depicted in ancient Greek art and inspired writers like Athenaios to praise its "wonderful curls." Cephalopods have an ink sac from which they can eject a dark ink-like liquid to "screen" themselves from predators.

The cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) is the most common type of cephalopod found in the Mediterranean. Its body measures up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) in length and is dark in color, making it almost invisible on the seabed. Its "ink" used to be extracted for use as a dyestuff to produce the color sepia. Generally speaking, no great distinction is made between cuttlefish and squid.

Whereas cuttlefish and squid each have ten tentacles, the octopus has only eight. The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) and its relatives occur in such large numbers in the Mediterranean, particularly in Greek waters, that it is of much more importance, commercially speaking, than cuttlefish or squid. Its popularity in ancient Greece is evident from the frequency with which it was depicted on classical Greek vases.

The average size of octopus sold at market, including tentacles, is 18 inches to 3 feet (50-100 centimeters) in length, but the common octopus can grow up to three times that length. Each tentacle has a double row of suckers. At the center of these tentacles is a mouth opening, with a jaw resembling a parrot's beak.

The preparation of octopus and squid in Mediterranean cuisine has changed little since classical times. Whichever method you choose, be it grilled, fried, stuffed, or braised in red wine, the pearly white meat is always a delicacy. A dish incorporating octopus or squid is a welcome mealtime treat at any time of the year, especially since it can be enjoyed even during Lent. The reason for this apparently is that although it is difficult to know which category mollusks fall into, one thing is for certain: they are not mammals.


If an octopus gets caught in his net, it is very difficult to disentangle it without damaging the net.
The hard work begins after it is caught. The octopus first has to be thoroughly cleaned.
Rubbing the octopus against the stones in a circular motion draws out white foam from the creature's body.
Chalkidiki fisherman out to sea
The fisherman cuts off the boat's engine in the shallows and scans the clear water for squid and octopus. If he spots one, a single practiced thrust is usually enough to augment his catch.
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Ancient Greek Wisdom

The body ought to be trained to obey the mind.



-XENOPHON

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

 Special Feature: Ancient Greek Technology
Bronze Minoan Knife
     
  Bronze Minoan Knife found in the Dictaion Antron of Crete (15th century B.C.). Its haft ends in a human head. It has been found among other 160 blades which may be classed as knives. No similar knife exists among Mycenaean objects, but a distant parallel may be found among Scandinavian, dated four centuries later. The fact that it has been found near the Altar, characterize it as a ceremonial instrument. Maybe it was used also as a joiner's or ebony's worker tool.

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

 
     
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Mickey's Club House :: I Mini Detective, In Greek (PAL/Zone2)
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Eric Carle series : Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, In Greek, Ages 4+
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Eric Carle series : The Tiny Seed, In Greek, Ages 4+
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To proto moy lexiko, My First Dictionary, In Greek
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Mathaino ta xromata: To prasino parti, by Eleni Tsaldiri, In Greek
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Mathaino ta xromata: To mple synnefo, by Eleni Tsaldiri, In Greek
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Mathaino ta xromata: I kokkini soypa, by Eleni Tsaldiri, In Greek
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Me ena paramythi Kalinihta tha sou pw – Book/CD, In Greek
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Pes mou ena paramythi na onirefto – Book/CD, In Greek
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To sitari, by Annh 8eoxarh, In Greek
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Gia akou Pitsiriko, by Golanta Tsoroni-Georgiadi, In Greek Ages 5+
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Pes mou ena Tragoudaki gia na oneirefto Book/CD, by Veatriki Kantzola-Sambatakou, In Greek

Pes mou ena Tragoudaki gia na oneirefto Book/CD, by Veatriki Kantzola-Sambatakou, In Greek
Ta Oikogeneiaka Ton Teraton, by Nannina Sakka, In Greek

Ta Oikogeneiaka Ton Teraton, by Nannina Sakka, In Greek
Laika paramu8ia apo thn Paro kai thn Antiparo, by Gianna V.Sergh, In Greek

Laika paramu8ia apo thn Paro kai thn Antiparo, by Gianna V.Sergh, In Greek
 Lekseis kai Fraseis me Istoria (Words & Phrases w/ History), by Golanta Tsoroni-Georgiadi, In Greek

Lekseis kai Fraseis me Istoria (Words & Phrases w/ History), by Golanta Tsoroni-Georgiadi, In Greek
Ta mesa metaforas ston aera, by Maria Vasileiadou, In Greek

Ta mesa metaforas ston aera, by Maria Vasileiadou, In Greek
Hraklhs O idruths twn olumpiakwn agwnwn, by Rouggerh Karmen, In Greek

Hraklhs O idruths twn olumpiakwn agwnwn, by Rouggerh Karmen, In Greek
Oi protes mou lekseis, In Greek

Oi protes mou lekseis, In Greek
 Greek Music
Greek Summer Hits

Greek Summer Hits
Traditional Greek Folk Dancing :: Horepste giati Hanomaste

Traditional Greek Folk Dancing :: Horepste giati Hanomaste
Minos Summer 2013 (2CDs), Various Artists

Minos Summer 2013 (2CDs), Various Artists
I Agapi Dinamoni, Mihalis Hatziyiannis

I Agapi Dinamoni, Mihalis Hatziyiannis
I Kardia Me Pigeni Emena, Antonis Remos

I Kardia Me Pigeni Emena, Antonis Remos
Ti Ora Tha Vgoume, Elena Paparizou

Ti Ora Tha Vgoume, Elena Paparizou
Meta ta Mesanihta Live, Paola

Meta ta Mesanihta Live, Paola
Tha Pernao Kala, Nikos Makropoulos

Tha Pernao Kala, Nikos Makropoulos
14 Megala Tragoudia, Ta Hasapika

14 Megala Tragoudia, Ta Hasapika
Apo Kardias Best 2013, Kaiti Garbi

Apo Kardias Best 2013, Kaiti Garbi
Protasis, Nikos Vertis

Protasis, Nikos Vertis
10 Tragoudia tis Elpidas, Pantelis Thalassinos

10 Tragoudia tis Elpidas, Pantelis Thalassinos
Metakomisi Tora, Eleonora Zouganeli

Metakomisi Tora, Eleonora Zouganeli
Mousiko Kouti, Yiannis Kotsiras

Mousiko Kouti, Yiannis Kotsiras
I Gineka Mesa Mou, Stelios Rokkos

I Gineka Mesa Mou, Stelios Rokkos
Sotis Volanis, Epistrefo Anevasmenos

Sotis Volanis, Epistrefo Anevasmenos
George Perris Live

George Perris Live
Holy Easter Week Hymns - Akolouthia tis Anastaseos

Holy Easter Week Hymns - Akolouthia tis Anastaseos
Kyrva, Nikos Mastorakis - Sokratis Malamas

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Leipei Pali o Theos, Giorgos Mazonakis

Leipei Pali o Theos, Giorgos Mazonakis
Ti that pei etsi einai, Giorgos Ntalaras and Nikos Antypas

Ti that pei etsi einai, Giorgos Ntalaras and Nikos Antypas
Horis Epilogo, by Dimitris Mitropanos, Book – CD set

Horis Epilogo, by Dimitris Mitropanos, Book – CD set
Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Pendant w/ turquise glass and Evil Eye (12mm)

Sou Hrostao akoma ena Klama, Peggy Zina
Kato Ap Ton Idio Ilio, Yiannis Ploutarhos

Kato Ap Ton Idio Ilio, Yiannis Ploutarhos
Radevou Sto Pallas Live, Mario Frangoulis & Alkistis Protopsalti (2 CD)

Radevou Sto Pallas Live, Mario Frangoulis & Alkistis Protopsalti (2 CD)
 Adult Books in Greek
 X-Archia, Uncensored, Graffiti from Exarchia Athens 2009-2012 (In Greek, English)

X-Archia, Uncensored, Graffiti from Exarchia Athens 2009-2012 (In Greek, English)
In Sfakia, by Peter Trudgill (In Greek)

In Sfakia, by Peter Trudgill (In Greek)
Your Greek Word Legacy, by Aristeides E. Constantinides, In English

Your Greek Word Legacy, by Aristeides E. Constantinides, In English
Oi Ellinikes Lekseis Stin Aggliki Glossa - Epitomi (Xartodeti Ekdosi) English to Greek Dictionary, I

Oi Ellinikes Lekseis Stin Aggliki Glossa - Epitomi (Xartodeti Ekdosi) English to Greek Dictionary, I
Idia i mana soy egines!, by Katerina Mananedak, In Greek

Idia i mana soy egines!, by Katerina Mananedak, In Greek
My Greek Drama, by Gianna Angelopoulos, In English

My Greek Drama, by Gianna Angelopoulos, In English
Gianna, by Aggelopoyloy Gianna, In Greek

Gianna,
by Gianna Angelopoulos, In Greek
To Peplo, by Petropoulou Marina, In Greek

To Peplo, by Petropoulou Marina, In Greek
Inferno, by Dan Brown, In Greek

Inferno, by Dan Brown, In Greek
To Aparaitito Fos, by Papaliou Dorina, In Greek

To Aparaitito Fos, by Papaliou Dorina, In Greek
I Kardia Thymatai, by Katie Economou, In Greek

I Kardia Thymatai, by Katie Economou, In Greek
Rosida Pallakida, by Kate Fernival, In Greek

Rosida Pallakida, by Kate Fernival, In Greek
Na Me Perimeneis, by Kate Fernival, In Greek

Na Me Perimeneis, by Kate Fernival, In Greek
 Sti Skia Toy Aygerinoy, by Sofia Vojko, In Greek

Sti Skia Toy Aygerinoy, by Sofia Vojko, In Greek
Kathodos aggelon, by Susan Ee, In Greek

Kathodos aggelon, by Susan Ee, In Greek
Me Lene Ntanta, by Lena Manta, In Greek

Me Lene Ntanta, by Lena Manta, In Greek
Zoi kai Thanatos tou Konstantinou Palaiologou, by Filipos Filipou, In Greek

Zoi kai Thanatos tou Konstantinou Palaiologou, by Filipos Filipou, In Greek
I Diki ton Eksi- 60 Meres pou allaksan mia hora, by Giannis Kapsis, In Greek

I Diki ton Eksi- 60 Meres pou allaksan mia hora, by Giannis Kapsis, In Greek
 Pantremenes, by Sfakianakis Άris, In Greek

Pantremenes, by Sfakianakis Άris, In Greek
Oi kairoi tis Mnimis, by Theodoris Papatheodorou, In Greek

Oi kairoi tis Mnimis, by Theodoris Papatheodorou, In Greek
I Nea Elliniki Kouzina se 88 Sintahes (New Greek Cuisine 88 recipes), by Vasilis Kallidis, In Greek

I Nea Elliniki Kouzina se 88 Sintahes (New Greek Cuisine 88 recipes), by Vasilis Kallidis, In Greek
Diatrofi Gia Mia Kalyteri Zoi, by Moylinos Giorgos, In Greek

Diatrofi Gia Mia Kalyteri Zoi, by Moylinos Giorgos, In Greek
Esi den eisai Petrolouloudo, by Sofia Thomopoulou, In Greek

Esi den eisai Petrolouloudo, by Sofia Thomopoulou, In Greek
 O Polemos tis Olgas, by Phil Kafkaloudis, In Greek

O Polemos tis Olgas, by Phil Kafkaloudis, In Greek
Ouranopetra, by Yiannis Kalpouzos, In Greek

Ouranopetra, by Yiannis Kalpouzos, In Greek
I Istoria enos Stratioti (1918-1922), by Christo Karagiannis and Filipos Drakontiadis, In Greek

I Istoria enos Stratioti (1918-1922), by Christo Karagiannis and Filipos Drakontiadis, In Gree
k
Bathi Beloudino Skotadi, by Evaggelia Efstathiou, In Greek

Bathi Beloudino Skotadi, by Evaggelia Efstathiou, In Greek
O Telefteos Horos, by Victoria Hislop, In Greek

O Telefteos Horos, by Victoria Hislop, In Greek
Eftihia Edo I Ligo Pio Pera, by Thaleia Kounouni, In Greek

Eftihia Edo I Ligo Pio Pera, by Thaleia Kounouni, In Greek
Kouvediazontas me ton Andrea, by Giannis Kapsis, In Greek

Kouvediazontas me ton Andrea, by Giannis Kapsis, In Greek
Isterografo Zois, by Eleni Tsamadou, In Greek

Isterografo Zois, by Eleni Tsamadou, In Greek
Agnadevo ti Zoi, by Stavroula Zervoulakou, In Greek

Agnadevo ti Zoi, by Stavroula Zervoulakou, In Greek
Zoniana Gold, by Paraskevas Akamatis, In Greek

Zoniana Gold, by Paraskevas Akamatis, In Greek
Dyo fores Athoa, by Elena Xouzouri, In Greek

Dyo fores Athoa, by Elena Xouzouri, In Greek
64 Edodima, by Dimitris Skarmoutsos, In Greek

64 Edodima, by Dimitris Skarmoutsos, 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
Mani Costume for Women Style 641227*

Mani Costume for Women Style 641227*
Souliotisa Costume for Women Style 641229

Souliotisa Costume for Women Style 641229
Vlach Costume for Women Style 641012

Vlach Costume for Women Style 641012
Vlaha Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643115*

Vlaha Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643115*
Epirus / Vlachopoula Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643121*

Epirus / Vlachopoula Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643121*
Fustanela Metsovo Men's Greek Costume 642123

Fustanela Metsovo Men's Greek Costume 642123
 
Lemnos Kehagias Men's Greek Costume 642011

Lemnos Kehagias Men's Greek Costume 642011  
Vlachos Men's Greek Costume 642019

Vlachos Men's Greek Costume 642019
Vrakoforos Costume for Boys Size 6-14 Style 644112*

Vrakoforos Costume for Boys Size 6-14 Style 644112*
Armatolos Kleftoyria Men's Greek Costume 642125

Armatolos Kleftoyria Men's Greek Costume 642125
Epirus Costume for Girls Size 8-16 Style 643119*

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

Embonas Rhodes Island Costume for Girls Size 6-14 Style 643111*
Corfu Green Costume for Women Style 641217*

Corfu Green Costume for Women Style 641217*
Arahova Roumeli Men's Greek Costume 642121

Arahova Roumeli Men's Greek Costume 642121
Cyprus Costume for Men Style 642129*

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

Corfu Purple Costume for Women Style 641219*
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*
Amfiklia Costume for Women Style 641223

Amfiklia Costume for Women Style 641223
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)
Religious Supplies
Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Small)

Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Small)
Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Medium)

Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Medium)
Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Large)

Ceramic Pomegranate w/ Virgin Mary and Evil Eye Charm (Large)
Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 1

Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 1
Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 2

Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 2
Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (18cm)

Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (18cm)
Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 3

Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (23cm) Design 3
Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (34cm)

Embroidered Antidoro - Holy Bread Pouch (34cm)
   
 Greek Islands Clothing
Greek Islands - Lesvos Sweatshirt Style D582A

Greek Islands - Lesvos Sweatshirt Style D582A
Greek Islands - Kefalonia Sweatshirt Style D587A

Greek Islands - Kefalonia Sweatshirt Style D587A
Greek Islands - Dodecanese Sweatshirt Style D583A

Greek Islands - Dodecanese Sweatshirt Style D583A
Greek Islands - Tinos Sweatshirt Style D591A

Greek Islands - Tinos

Sweatshirt Style D591A
Women's Greek Islands - Lefkada (Lefkas) Sweatshirt Style D592A

Women's Greek Islands - Lefkada (Lefkas) Sweatshirt Style D592A
Greek Island Zakynthos Tshirt Style D597A

Greek Island Zakynthos

Tshirt Style D597A
Greek Island Chios Tshirt Style D593A

Greek Island Chios

Tshirt Style D593A
Greek Island Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) Tshirt Style D593A

Greek Island Halkidiki (Chalkidiki) Tshirt Style D593A
Greek Island Lefkada (Lefkas) Tshirt Style D592A

Greek Island Lefkada (Lefkas) Tshirt Style D592A
Greek Island Tinos Tshirt Style D591A

Greek Island Tinos Tshirt Style D591A
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
 
Greek Nescafe for Frappe Iced Coffee - Net Wt. 200 gr

Greek Nescafe for Frappe Iced Coffee - Net Wt. 200 gr
Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap

Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap "Levanda" (Lavender) Scent, 6 pack
Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap Tabac, 6 pack

Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap Tabac, 6 pack
 Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap Marine, 6 pack

Papoutsanis Luxury Greek Soap Marine, 6 pack
 Mythology Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete 2 liters

Mythology Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete 2 liters
Mastihashop Shower Gel w/ Mastiha Oil and Aloe (8.45oz)

Mastihashop Shower Gel w/ Mastiha Oil and Aloe (8.45oz)
 My Yiayia's Fig Spoon Sweets 16oz.

 
My Yiayia's Fig Spoon Sweets 16oz.
Monastiri White Grape Preserves 16oz. (453 grams)

Monastiri White Grape Preserves 16oz. (453 grams)
 My Yiayia

 
My Yiayia's Bitter Orange Spoon Sweets 16oz
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.)
Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava

 
Kolionasios Authentic Greek Baklava "Gianniotiko" style, box of 6, 240g
Old Fashion Greek Candy - MEZ Mint Pastilles

Old Fashion Greek Candy - MEZ Mint Pastilles
Arosis Organic Greek Giant Beans from Small Family Farms (400g)

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

 Greek Mountain Tea Net Wt. 40 gr.
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 East Aegean (Part 3)

 
Samos

GEOGRAPHY

In the easternmost reaches of the Aegean, very close to the coast of Asia Minor (18 nautical miles), Samos is an island of exceptional natural beauty. 476 sq. km. in area, with 159 km. of coast, it is 175 nautical miles from Piraeus and has a population of 40,519.

With well-developed tourist facilities, there are also daily car and passenger ferries from Piraeus and a link with Kavala once a week on the route Kavala - Piraeus. There are also connections with Ikaria, a regular service to Paros and, less frequently, with Syros and Phournoi. The boat travelling to the remoter islands on the Kavala - Piraeus route links Samos with the Dodecanese, Cyclades and Crete.

Local craft go to Chios, the Dodecanese and Turkey. In the summer hydrofoils operate between Kos, Rhodes (twice a week) and (once a week) Leros and Patmos. There are daily flights to and from Athens. The island's capital is Samos and the main harbours are Vathy, Pythagoreion and Karlovasi.

Despite the dominant mountainy massifs (highest peak Kerki, 1440 m. a.s.l.) the island's terrain displays considerable variety and small plains alternate with hilly regions, terminating in the gentle coastline, in complete harmony with its lush vegetation.

Small towns and villages are scattered throughout and these, along with its many antiquities, monasteries and chapels make Samos a favourite island with tourists who can choose the kind of holiday which suits them, quiet or cosmopolitan.

HISTORY

Geologically, Samos was formed as a result of major tectonic upheavals, being separated from Asia Minor with which it was united (Quarternary period). In ancient times, it was known by several names: Dryousa, Elaiousa, Kyparissia and even Parthenia, since it was the birthplace of Hera and here she was espoused to Zeus. The first inhabitants were Karians and Lelegians. Ionian colonisers arrived in around 1000 BC.

During the 6th and 5th century BC Samos experienced a considerable acme, especially in 540 BC when the tyrant Polykrates came to power. Samos was conquered by the Medes during the Persian Wars and became a member of the Athenian League once they were over. In 440 BC, however, Samos renounced this alliance and the Athenians responded with intransigence, laying waste the island.

Nevertheless, Samos fought alongside Athens against Sparta during the Peloponnesian War and afterwards passed in turn into the hands of the Macedonians, Egyptian Ptolemies and Romans. During the Byzantine period it belonged to the Thema of the Aegean and was in a state of decline, harassed by pirates. When Constantinople fell to the Franks in 1204 the island was ceded first to the Franks, then to the Venetians and, from 1453 onwards, when Constantinople was taken by the Turks, the Samiotes fled their homes and sought refuge on Chios.

Thus the island remained more or less desolated until the middle of the 16th century when the Turkish pasha, to whom it had been granted, introduced a series of measures (privileges, administrative independence, religious freedoms) which successfully attracted new settlers and its repopulation was effected. Even though it played an active role in the 1821 War of Independence it was not united with Greece until 1912. During the 80 year interim phase it had a special status of autonomy under Turkish suzereinty. It suffered extensive destruction during the Second World War.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS

The island's capital, Samos (Vathy), is built amphitheatrically around the harbour (Vathy), an inlet in the homonymous gulf. Exhibited in its museum are finds from excavations of the German Archaeological Institute at various sites on the island: Prehistoric, Geometric and Archaic pottery, wooden objects, sculpture, artefacts of ivory and bronze, votives and clay figurines.

There is also a Museum of Ecclesiastical Art in town, a Byzantine Collection, Art Gallery, Folk Museum and Municipal Library. In the immediate environs are the monasteries of the Life-giving Source (18th century) and Holy Girdle (17th century) with intricately carved icono-stases and important icons. 10 km. south of Samos is Pythagoreion, colloquially known as Tigani (frying pan) on account of its shape, a name which prevailed from the 16th century until 1955. Prior to that it was called Samos.

Excavations carried out by the German Archaeological Institute on the hill of the ancient acropolis have furnished evidence of occupation in prehistoric times, circa 3000 BC. The city was enclosed by a wall (6400 m. in perimeter) and Polykrates is accredited with its construction. Even today certain sections of it, towers and gates, are still quite well-preserved.

This wall girt the east mole of the harbour, the Kastelli hill, Ambelos hill and the monastery of the Virgin Spiliani, the hill on which the Kastro of Logothetis stands, and is reinforced by some 35 bastions. Adjacent to the Kastro of Logothetis, a fortification erected between 1822/24, stands the church of the Transfiguration, built in 1833 to commemorate the island's salvation in 1824.

 

 
September 2013 Greek Orthodox Calendar

 
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Beginning of the Indiction

Synaxis of the Recovery of the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos
2
11th Monday after Pentecost

Martyr Mammas

John, Abp. Of Constantinople
3
11th Tuesday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Anthimus

Righteous Theoctistus and Euthymius
4
11th Wednesday after Pentecost

Hieromartyr Babylas

Prophet Moses
5
HP Zacharias

Urban, Theodore, Medimnos, and 77 Companions at Nicomedea
6
Miracle of Michael in Colossae

Martyr Calodotus
7
Saturday before Holy Cross

Theotokos' Nativity Forefeast

Martyr Sozon

 
8
Sunday before Holy Cross

Nativity of the Theotokos

Sophronios of Iberia
 
9
Synaxis of the Holy Ancestors of God

Martyr Severian
10
Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora & Nymphodora

Empress Pulcheria  
11
Theodora of Alexandria

Righteous Euphrosynus 
12
Apodosis of Nativity of the Theotokos

Hieromartyr Autonomos
13
Forefeast of the Exaltation

Temple of the Resurrection
14
Elevation of the Holy Cross

Commemoration of the 6th Ecumenical Council 
15
Sunday after Holy Cross

Great Martyr Nikitas

Philotheus the Wonderworker
16
Great Martyr Euphemia

Sebastiana, Disciple of Paul
17
Tuesday of the 1st Week

Martyrs Sophia, Pistis, Elpis & Agape

Herakleides & Myron of Crete
18
Wednesday of the 1st Week

Eumenius, Bp. Of Gortyna

Martyr Ariadne
19
Thursday of the 1st Week

Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatius, & Dorymedon

Afterfeast of the Holy Cross
20
Martyr Eustathius & His Companions

Eustathius of Thessolonica
21
Saturday after Holy Cross

Apodosis of the Holy Cross

Apostle Quadratus
22
1st Sunday of Luke

Hieromartyr Phocas

Phocas the Cyprian
23
Conception of the Forerunner

Xanthippe & Polyxene the Righteous
24
Protomartyr Thekla

Silouan of Athos
25
Wednesday of the 2nd Week

Euphrosyne of Alexandria

Paphnoutios & 546 Companions in Egypt
26
TRANSLATION OF JOHN THE THEOLOGIAN
27
Friday of the 2nd Week

Martyr Callistratus & Companions

Apostle Aristarchus
28
Chariton the Confessor

Alkeisonus of Nicopolis

Prophet Baruch 
29
2nd Sunday of Luke

Cyriacus the Anchorite

Martyr Petronius
30
Gregory the Illuminator

Mardonios & Stratonikos the Martyrs





 
         

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