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April's Article: The Greeks of Australia Special Feature:  Easter in Greece
What's New: Tsoureki Greek Easter Bread, Sterling Silver & Gold Jewelry, Greekshops Canvas Bags, Costume Jewelry & Accessories, Women's Apparel, 2012 Greek Island Calendars, Children's Department, Greek Books, DVDs, Music, Classic Finos Films Latest Arrivals: Ancient Greek Toys and Museum Replicas, Greek Orthodox Icons & Komboskini Prayer Ropes, Vintage Greek City Photo & Advertisement Posters
Featured Destination: Cyclades - Melos April's Recipe: Halvas with Semolina (Farina)
Saint Namedays in April Suggestions, Comments, Subscription Info
April's Recipe:
Halvas with Semolina
(Farina)


Ingredients:
  • 3 cups semolina (farina)
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 9 cups water
  • 1/2 cup pignolias or almonds and powdered cinnamon
Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Boil for a while the water and sugar to form a light syrup. Melt butter or oil in a wide saucepan. add the farina, stirring constantly with a spoon until it becomes a light gold color. 5 minutes before it is ready, add the pignolias or blanched almonds, cut in 3-4 pieces, in order to color lightly. Pour the boiled water and sugar syrup into farina mixture, mixing until smooth. Reduce heat, cover pan and let it stand for half an hour for farina to puff and absorb the syrup. When half cool, turn into pudding molds or serve in dessert plates by by spoonfuls, and sprinkle with powdered cinnamon mixed with powdered sugar.

(265 calories per serving)



Excerpts and Photography from: Greek Cookery
by Nicholas Tselementes

Short on ingredients?



Mythology Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete 750ml



Misko Coarse (Thick) Semolina from Greece


April's Article:
The Greeks of Australia

The Greeks of Australia

These bonds of friendship between the Australian people and Greek settlers were further augmented with the dispatch of 17,000 Australian soldiers to the Greek Front (January 1941) and more so with the return of Australian veterans from the fronts of Macedonia and Crete. The returning soldiers told stories of gallant sacrifices performed by Greek families to save Australian and New Zealand soldiers, placing their own children at risk. It was only then the Australian people universally began to understand the Greek temperament. Furthermore the War triggered an era of progress and prosperity for Greek Australians. The years that followed witnessed the massive transfusion into Australia of hundreds of thousands of young Greek migrants, thus establishing numerically the second largest ethnic group, after the Italians.

After World War II

The period of massive immigration coincides with the end of World War II and the absorption of a large number of political refugees from Eastern Europe. During this period the pre-War chain migration was replaced by mass migration. In addition to refugees, the Australian government actively recruited immigrants from all over Europe at this time for reasons related to security and economic growth. Australia's involvement in the war n South-East Asia and the Japanese invasion of Australian colonies in Papua New Guinea and attacks on Darwin and Sydney, altered the overall attitude of the seven million people living on this continent and embedded in them the feeling that Asia was a threat. In addition, the population and birthrate of Australia was insufficient to cover the security and economic needs of this country following World War II. Prime Minister John Curtin was convinced that Australia should financially support the intake of a large number of immigrants who could contribute to the country's defense against the 'yellow peril' and who could bolster the number of skilled and unskilled workers needed to create economic growth. The establishment of the Immigration Department (12 July 1945), with Arthur Calwell as the first Minister, aimed to increase the net population by countries (Malta and Italy were among the first) and took responsibility for the immigration of millions of European migrants.

The relevant agreement with Greece was signed in 1952, triggering the transplantation of over 250,000 Greek and Cypriot migrants from Greece (1952-74), Rumania (1952-8), Egypt and the Middle East (1952-2), Cyprus (1974-84) and other politically turbulent countries of Eastern Europe and Latin America. After 1974, following the restoration of democracy in Greece and the prevailing favorable economic situation, Greece stopped exporting migrants and received massive waves of repatriating Greeks form around the globe. During this period, the last wave of Greeks from South Africa settled in Australia (1992-2004) amid the instability and the persecutions following the post-colonial apartheid administration.

Greek and foreign shipping lines began to bring to Australia hundreds of Greeks sponsored by the Inter-Governmental Committee of European Migration (ICEM). At every arrival of Kyreneia or Patris, for instance, over 1200 Greeks were welcomed by consular and church authorities. Every arrival became a social event, attended not only by relatives and friends but also by thousands of onlookers who would go go the wharf to simply become part of the event and to meet other friendly people. This also gave a psychological boost to the incoming 'new Australians' arriving in a strange land.


Article to be continued next month

 

Excerpts and Photography from
The Greeks in Australia
by Anastasios Tamis

 Special Feature:
 Easter in Greece


Ingredients:

- 10 cakes / 150g yeast
  (if using active dry yeast follow
  manufacturer's instructions)
- 13 cups / 1.5kg all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2oz / 50g cinnamon sticks
- tsp mastic, powdered
- 8 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups / 400g sugar
- 1 generous cup / 250 ml milk
- 1 1/3 cups / 300g butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 hard-cooked egg, dyed red
- Sesame seeds or flaked almonds,
   according to preference
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread) Recipe


Preparation:


Dissolve the yeast in a little lukewarm milk. Add 5 tablespoons of flour, stir well and leave to stand in a warm place for one hour. Meanwhile, melt the butter, heat the milk, and leave the both to cool. >
Place the cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan, adding enough water to cover them, then bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour off the liquid and set it aside.

Pour in the melted butter, milk, and cinnamon water. Beat the eggs and sugar together until frothy and add to the other ingredients. Mix together thoroughly. Knead the dough until it is completely smooth, then cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about two hours.

Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and knead again thoroughly.

Roll out the dough into three long sausage shapes and plait them into a large bun.

Place the dough onto a well greased baking sheet and brush with egg yolk.

Press the red egg into the middle of the plait, sprinkle a few flaked almonds over the top and bake in a preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes until the bread it golden brown.

       



Easter Rituals in Greece

The first full moon of spring heralds the high point of the church year in the Greek Orthodox calendar. Devout Christians have been fasting for 40 days, in other words going without meat, cheese and eggs. Even the less devout respect the fasting rules during "Holy Week," the week before Easter Sunday.

It is difficult to say precisely why there is a special magic about the Greek Easter festival. It is true that spring festivals have been held at this time for the year since pagan times to reawaken the spirits of nature. Even now, witnessing a Greek spring can be an almost reverential experience and there can scarcely be anyone who does not succumb to its magic. In the week before Easter, this season of rebirth, people congregate on a daily basis to celebrate with growing anticipation the resurrection of Christ. During this, the most important festival in the Orthodox Church calendar, any cultural, ethnic, religious, or even culinary differences between the mainland and the Greek islands are forgotten.

However, this final week in the run-up to Easter is a demanding time for the faithful. Each day, there is a church service lasting several hours, in which the Stations of the Cross are visited and the Gospels preached. At home, it is full stream ahead with spring-cleaning and preparing food for the coming festival. None of the important Easter specialties must be left out: candies, plaited bread rolls, fresh eggs, and drinks must be brought or carefully prepared. New clothes must be bought for the children.

On the Wednesday before Easter, the church candleholders are sprinkled not as they usually are with sand, but with flour. After the service, the women bake this into a loaf of bread and have it blessed in church. Maundy Thursday's preparations focus on dyeing the eggs and the evening mass is very taxing even for the most devout souls. All the Gospels are read in a service, which seems to go on forever.

During Thursday night, everyone goes into deep mourning. The church icons are covered with dark cloths and the might church bells fall silent until Easter Sunday. The Epitaphios, the symbolic representation of Christ's tomb, which has held pride of place in the church, is garlanded with flowers.






On Good Friday evening, it is ceremoniously carried through the village in a magnificent candlelit procession, followed by the priest and the entire congregation.






Finally, Easter Saturday arrives and everyone is occupied with last-minute food preparations as there will be no time left later in the evening. Everyone proceeds to church with their Easter candles and red-dyed hard-cooked eggs - red to symbolize the blood of Christ. Prayers and singing continue all through the evening vigil until midnight when the priest announces the words of deliverance: "Christ is risen."




The bells right out, people embrace each other, exchange greetings, and band their red eggs together - whoever's egg lasts longest without cracking will have good luck the following year - before hurrying home for mayiritsa, fresh Easter soup, which is already steaming in anticipation. Lent is over for another year.



Happy Easter from everyone here at GreekShops!


This article was featured in our April 2006 newsletter.
Past newsletters can be viewed in our newsletter archive.

Excerpt from:
Culinaria Greece
by Milona Marianthi

  What's New!
We are taking pre-orders for Tsoureki Greek Easter Bread!

Enjoy freshly baked traditional braided sweet Greek Easter bread topped with three red eggs and sliced almonds. Made fresh by a local Los Angeles bakery. Approximate weight is 2.5lbs.


Bread will begin shipping on Monday April 18th. Please allow 4-5 business days for delivery. USA orders only, while supplies last.

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  2012 Greek Island Calendarss


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I proti mou vivlos, My First Bible, In Greek

I proti mou vivlos, My First Bible, In Greek
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Istories apo tin Vivlo, Bible Stories, In Greek
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To proto mou Pashalino Vivlio, My First Easter book, for Preschoolers, In Greek
Pou Pige to Pasha, Where did Easter Go?, by Vagelis Iliopoulos, In Greek

Pou Pige to Pasha, Where did Easter Go?, by Vagelis Iliopoulos, In Greek
Mia Koufi Kambana tin Anastasi, by Ioanna Skarlatou, In Greek

Mia Koufi Kambana tin Anastasi, by Ioanna Skarlatou, In Greek
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Pasha Ellinwn : Ennea Istories kai ena Poiima apo Ellines Syngrafeis, in Greekk
Mia Pashalini Istoria, by Brian Wildsmith, In Greek

Mia Pashalini Istoria, by Brian Wildsmith, In Greek
My First School World Atlas (In Greek)

My First School World Atlas (In Greek)
Min Psaronis by Arkas, In Greek

Min Psaronis by Arkas, In Greek
Greek Mythology 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)

Greek Mythology 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)
Homer's Odyssey 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)

Homer's Odyssey 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)
Aesop's Fables 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)

Aesop's Fables 10 DVD Collection (PAL/Zone 2)
Children's Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI345

Children's Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI345
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Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Flower Beads BI380

Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Flower Beads BI380
  Greek Music & DVDs
Greek National Anthem and Music

Greek National Anthem and Music
Greek National Marching Music

Greek National Marching Music
Greek National Dances Vol 2

Greek National Dances Vol 2
18 Tragoudia tis Roumelis

18 Tragoudia tis Roumelis
18 Kampisia, Tsamika & Syrtokagelia - Sti Roumeli & Stou Moria

18 Kampisia, Tsamika & Syrtokagelia - Sti Roumeli & Stou Moria
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Difono 2011 (3CD)
Pop Rok 2011 (3CD)

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Dio Nihtes Mono, Pashalis Terzis (Cd + Book)
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Pazl, Keti Garbi
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I skepsi mou mono, Nikos Kourkoulis
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Yparhoun Dyo Ellades, Antipas (2CD)
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O Erotikos, Yiannis Parios (6CD)
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Palies Agapes & Tragoudia Methismena, Tania Tsanaklidou (2CD)
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Tin Alithia Na Po, Filipos Pliatsikas (3CD)
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Gialina Ftera, Antzela Dimitriou
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  Books in Greek
  Classic Finos Films


Your favorite Classic Finos Films in Greek, now with English Subtitles!
 

Makrykostaioi Kai Kontogiorgides DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Makrykostaioi Kai Kontogiorgides DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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Antio Zoi DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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Gabros Ap To Londino DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Gia Poion Htypaei I Koudouna DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

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Gkolfo / Girl of the Mountains DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Gkolfo / Girl of the Mountains DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Diakopes Sto Vietnam / Vacation in Vietnam DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Diakopes Sto Vietnam / Vacation in Vietnam DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Egoismos DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Egoismos DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Eikosi Gynaikes Ki Ego / Twenty Women and I DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Eikosi Gynaikes Ki Ego / Twenty Women and I DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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Gorgones Kai Magkes / Mermaids and Rascals DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Gymnoi Sto Dromo / Naked in the Street DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Gymnoi Sto Dromo / Naked in the Street DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Dakrya Gia Tin Ilektra DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Dakrya Gia Tin Ilektra DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Despoinis Dieythyntis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Despoinis Dieythyntis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ekeines Pou Den Prepei Na Agapoun / Those Not Allowed to Love DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ekeines Pou Den Prepei Na Agapoun / Those Not Allowed to Love DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ekeinos Ki Ekeini / He and She DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ekeinos Ki Ekeini / He and She DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ela Sto Theio / Come to Daddy DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ela Sto Theio / Come to Daddy DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
En Onomati Tou Nomou / In the Name of the Law DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

En Onomati Tou Nomou / In the Name of the Law DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ena Asteio Koritsi DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ena Asteio Koritsi DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ena Exypni Exypno Moutro / A Smart Guy DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ena Exypni Exypno Moutro / A Smart Guy DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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Ena Koritsi Gia Dyo / A Girl for Two DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

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En Tagks Sto Krevati Mou DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

En Tagks Sto Krevati Mou DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Enas Megalos Erotas / A Great Love DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Enas Megalos Erotas / A Great Love DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Enas Nomotagis Politis / A Law-Abiding Citizen DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

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Enas Xenoiastos Palaviaris DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Enas Xenoiastos Palaviaris DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Oi Erastes Tou Oneirou / Lovers of Dreams DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Oi Erastes Tou Oneirou / Lovers of Dreams DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ziteitai Epeigontos Gabros DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ziteitai Epeigontos Gabros DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ziteitai Pseytis / Liar Wanted DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ziteitai Pseytis / Liar Wanted DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Agni Tou Limaniou / Lily of the Harbor DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Agni Tou Limaniou / Lily of the Harbor DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Aliki Diktator / Dictator Aliki DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Aliki Diktator / Dictator Aliki DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Amartia Tis Omorfias DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Amartia Tis Omorfias DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Villa Ton Orgion DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Villa Ton Orgion DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Gynaika Mou Trellathike DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Gynaika Mou Trellathike DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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  Ancient Greek Toys & Museum Replicas

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Toys of the Ancient Greeks by Chris D. Lazos (In Greek)

Toys of the Ancient Greeks by Chris D. Lazos
(In Greek)


Boeotian Terracota Doll 8th century BC Replica, Archaelogical Museum of Athens

Boeotian Terracota Doll 8th century BC Replica, Archaelogical Museum of Athens
Ancient Greek Jointed Athena Doll (Daidali) replica, National Archaelogican museum of Athens

Ancient Greek Jointed Athena Doll (Daidali) replica, National Archaelogican museum of Athens
Ancient Greek Clay Horse toy replica, 4th Century BC, National Archaeologican museum of Athens

Ancient Greek Clay Horse toy replica, 4th Century BC, National Archaeologican museum of Athens
Ancient Greek Children's Spinning Top Replica, Archaeological Museum of Theves

Ancient Greek Children's Spinning Top Replica, Archaeological Museum of Theves
Ancient Greek Marbles Replicas from the National Archaeologican museum of Athens

Ancient Greek Marbles Replicas from the National Archaeologican museum of Athens
Ancient Greek Clay Rattle - Seistron Replica, Museum of Heraklion

Ancient Greek Clay Rattle - Seistron Replica, Museum of Heraklion
Minoan Bull 1550 BC Replica, Museum of Heraklion

Minoan Bull 1550 BC Replica, Museum of Heraklion
Terracota Minoan Ram Replica, 1550 BC, National Archaelogican museum of Athens

Terracota Minoan Ram Replica, 1550 BC, National Archaelogican museum of Athens
Tanagra Clay Cicada Replica 450 BC, Archaelogical Museum of Athens

Tanagra Clay Cicada Replica 450 BC, Archaelogical Museum of Athens
Owl Replica from the Archaic Period 500 BC, Archaelogical Museum of Athens

Owl Replica from the Archaic Period 500 BC, Archaelogical Museum of Athens
Terracota Tree of Life with seven Birds replica, 1100 BC,  Museum of Heraklion

Terracota Tree of Life with seven Birds replica, 1100 BC, Museum of Heraklion
Ancient Greek Double Spindle Whorl Replica Neolithic Period, Archaeological Museum of Lefkada

Ancient Greek Double Spindle Whorl Replica Neolithic Period, Archaeological Museum of Lefkada
Ancient Greek Single Spindle Whorl Replica Neolithic Period, Archaeological Museum of Lefkada

Ancient Greek Single Spindle Whorl Replica Neolithic Period, Archaeological Museum of Lefkada
Knossos Oil Lamp 1550 BC Replica, Museum of Heraklion

Knossos Oil Lamp 1550 BC Replica, Museum of Heraklion
Ancient Greek Aryballos (Oil bottle), 650-640 BC, Museum of Delphi

Ancient Greek Aryballos (Oil bottle), 650-640 BC, Museum of Delphi
Tanagra Goddess Figurine 3rd Century BC Replica

Tanagra Goddess Figurine 3rd Century BC Replica
Terracota Mycenean Goddess, 1400 - 1200 BC, National Archaelogican museum of Athens

Terracota Mycenean Goddess, 1400 - 1200 BC, National Archaelogican museum of Athens
Terracota Female Figurine, Cypriot Late Bronze Age Replica, Cyprus Museum

Terracota Female Figurine, Cypriot Late Bronze Age Replica, Cyprus Museum
Clay Mother Goddess figurine, Early Bronze Age Replica, Cyprus Museum

Clay Mother Goddess figurine, Early Bronze Age Replica, Cyprus Museum
Neolithic Female Figurine replica from Farsala, Athanassakeion Museum of Volos

Neolithic Female Figurine replica from Farsala, Athanassakeion Museum of Volos
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Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 14x20cm

Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 14x20cm
Orthodox Saints - Saint Loukas - 14x20cm

Orthodox Saints - Saint Loukas - 14x20cm
Orthodox Saints - Panagia Iparhousa - 14x20cm

Orthodox Saints - Panagia Iparhousa - 14x20cm
Biblical Composition on Wood - Any Scene - CUSTOM - 14x20cm

Biblical Composition on Wood - Any Scene - CUSTOM - 14x20cm
Biblical Composition - Virgins Mary Patron of Mt. Athos - 14x20cm

Biblical Composition - Virgins Mary Patron of Mt. Athos - 14x20cm
Biblical Composition - St. Athanasios and the Virgin Mary, Miracle of Holy Water - 14x20cm

Biblical Composition - St. Athanasios and the Virgin Mary, Miracle of Holy Water - 14x20cm
Biblical Composition - Dormition of the Theotokos - 14x20cm

Biblical Composition - Dormition of the Theotokos - 14x20cm
Biblical Composition - St. Arsenios, Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos - 14x20cm

Biblical Composition - St. Arsenios, Elder Paisios of Mt. Athos - 14x20cm
Catholic Saints - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm

Catholic Saints - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm
Catholic Saint - Madonna Del Carmelo - 10x13cm

Catholic Saint - Madonna Del Carmelo - 10x13cm
Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm

Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm
Orthodox Saint - Virgin Mary, Mt. Athos - 10x13cm

Orthodox Saint - Virgin Mary, Mt. Athos - 10x13cm
Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm Handcarved

Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 10x13cm Handcarved
Orthodox Saint - Holy Protection of the Theotokos - 10x13cm Handcarved

Orthodox Saint - Holy Protection of the Theotokos - 10x13cm Handcarved
Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 8x11cm

Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 8x11cm
Orthodox Saint - Saint Paraskevi - 8x11cm

Orthodox Saint - Saint Paraskevi - 8x11cm
Orthodox Saint - Saint Anastasia - 8x11cm

Orthodox Saint - Saint Anastasia - 8x11cm
Orthodox Saint - Saint Panteleimon - 8x11cm

Orthodox Saint - Saint Panteleimon - 8x11cm
Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 8x11cm Handcarved

Orthodox Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 8x11cm Handcarved
Orthodox Saint - Saint Nicholas the Russian - 8x11cm Handcarved

Orthodox Saint - Saint Nicholas the Russian - 8x11cm Handcarved
Orthodox Saint - Virgin Mary Consoling - 8x11cm Handcarved

Orthodox Saint - Virgin Mary Consoling - 8x11cm Handcarved
Crucifix 11x16cm Handcarved

Crucifix 11x16cm Handcarved
Crucifix 11x16cm

Crucifix 11x16cm
Any Orthodox Saint - CUSTOM - Hand Painted on Antique Wooden Bread Bowl

Any Orthodox Saint - CUSTOM - Hand Painted on Antique Wooden Bread Bowl
Virgin Mary Hand Painted Antique Wooden Bread Bowl

Virgin Mary Hand Painted Antique Wooden Bread Bowl
Any Three Saints - CUSTOM Trifold Icon - 25x38cm

Any Three Saints - CUSTOM Trifold Icon - 25x38cm
Archangel Michael, Virgin Mary, Archangel Gabriel - Trifold Icon - 25x38cm

Archangel Michael, Virgin Mary, Archangel Gabriel - Trifold Icon - 25x38cm
Catholic Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 19x25cm

Catholic Saint - Any Saint - CUSTOM - 19x25cm
Komboskini Greek Long Prayer Rope with Cross & Beads

Komboskini Greek Long Prayer Rope with Cross & Beads
Komboskini Greek Extra Long Prayer Rope with Cross & Gold Thread

Komboskini Greek Extra Long Prayer Rope with Cross & Gold Thread
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 Featured Destination: Cyclades - Melos (part 6 of 22)


GEOGRAPHY Milos differs from the other isles of the Western Cyclades on account of its volcanic geomorphology, to which it owes its mineral resources. Surface area 151 sq. km., length of coast 126 km., distance from Piraeus 86 nautical miles. There are both car and passenger ferries from Piraeus, connections with Siphnos, Seriphos and Kimolos, via the route Piraeus-Kavala, with Pholegandros, Anaphi, Santorini, Aghios Nikolaos and Siteia in Crete, the Dodecanese and the islands of the east and north Aegean (once a week throughout the year). There is a local link with Kimolos and, during the summer, with Siphnos. Last but not least, there are flights from Athens. The island's capital is Melos (Plaka) and its population of 4,554 is engaged in agriculture, fishing and trade. The climate is mild, vegetation quite rich, the landscape lovely and there are plenty of sandy beaches beside its clear sea. There are good tourist facilities capable of providing services for many holidaymakers, attracted by its scenery, places of interest and the quiet island life of its attractive villages.

HISTORY Melos holds an outstanding place in the history of the Aegean area in general. Inhabited since prehistoric times, it attained pre-eminence during the period of the Cycladic civilization. Tools and artefacts of Melian obsidian have been found not only in the Cyclades but also in Crete, indicating the island's advanced development. Around the middle of the 2nd millennium BC it came within the Minoan sphere of influence and not long afterwards Mycenaeans settled here, to be followed by Dorian colonists in around 1000 B.C. Melos fought in the Persian Wars but because of its insistence on neutrality during the Peloponnesian War the Athenians launched two punitive campaigns against it, laying waste the land, decimating the male population and putting the women and children in bondage. Ten years elapsed before the island was resettled. In Hellenistic times it belonged to the Macedonians, heralding a new era of prosperity, based on the export of its mineral wealth. This acme is verified by such artistic creations as the Aphrodite (Venus) of Milos and the statue of Poseidon. There followed the Roman occupation and then the Byzantine era when it was harassed by pirates. At about this time (circa 800 AD) the area of Kastro was inhabited, being rebuilt later by the Venetians, who governed Melos under the Franks. It was sacked by Barbarossa in 1537 and later subjugated by the Turks. Throughout the Turkish occupation its harbor was a refuge for corsairs. Melos played an active role in the Struggle for Independence and was liberated along with the rest of the Cyclades. In 1853 Sfakiotes from Crete settled here, establishing its present port, Adamas.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS Melos' unusual shape is a consequence of volcanic activity in the depths of the harbour at Adamas. This is one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean and the small town on its creek with its snow-white houses and cobbled streets is a hub of tourism and commerce. The important church of the Holy Trinity with its valuable icons is located here. Plaka, the island's main town, stands on a hill above the harbour (4.5 km.), its characteristic Cycladic houses commanding a unique view of the Aegean. It is dominated by the mass of its castle, to which the cobbled streets lead up beneath archways. The churches of the Virgin Thalassitria and St. Eleousa are preserved. Housed in the local Museum are notable finds from Neolithic times to the present, outstanding among which are the Cycladic figurines, obsidian tools and artefacts. The Folk Museum is housed in a 19th century building, along witha creditable library. From the top of the castle one can survey the villages of Trypiti, Triovasalos and Pera Triovasalos. 2 km. south of Plaka is Klima, site of the ancient city of Melos in historical times, where sections of the fortification wall (6th - 5th century BC) have been revealed in excavation, as well as the auditorium of the theatre near Treis Ekklesies. Here too there are remains of an Early Christian baptistery and a three-aisled basilica, near which the site of the ancient stadium has been located. It was in this area that the statue of the Venus of Melos (now in the Louvre) was recovered in 1820. 7th century BC pottery has also been found here, as well as a number of so-called Melian vases with polychrome representations in the Orientalising style.

In 1840 the famous Katakomves (catacombs) were uncovered at Klima, counterparts of those in Rome and the only monuments of that kind. They consist of a system of underground passages 180 m. long and divided into three unequal sectors. Dated to the 3rd and 4th century AD, they were a place of asylum for the first Christians and also the place where they buried their dead. Indeed some 2000 bodies were laid to rest in graves along the passages and recesses. It is not possible to visit the catacombs. 12 km. east of Plaka is the village of Apollonia or Pollonia with its lovely seashore. Some 3-4 km. before this village is the prehistoric city of Phylakopi where excavations have brought to light three successive levels dated, on the basis of the finds, to the Early Cycladic (City I) Middle Cycladic (City II) and Mycenaean (City III) period, the latter with its palace and fortified enclosure. Finds from this general area (mainly pottery and obsidian) have considerably augmented our knowledge of the Early Cycladic civilization. Beneath the ancient city are the three Papafranga caves, formerly a pirates' lair. Southeast of Adamas (8 km.) is the village of Zefyria on the desolate site of Palaiochora which was abandoned at the end of the 18th century. To the north of the village is the ruined church of Christ, as well as the deserted, fortress-like monastery of the Virgin Kastriani. The churches of the Virgin Portiani (in which sections of wall-paintings are preserved) and St. Charalambos are of 17th century date. Among the island's Byzantine monuments is the church of the virgin at Kipos (5th century), while one of the oldest monasteries is that of St. Marina at Chalakas. The beach at Chivadolimni (8 km. from Adamas) is perhaps the most beautiful on the island. There are holiday villages at Palaiochori and Emboreio. All the beaches around the bay of Melos are delightful, as are those at Apollonia, Provatas and Mandrakia. There are therapeutic springs at Adamas, in the gulf of Provatas and at Alyki. On the southwest side of the island, below the monastery of St. John, is the Smaragdenia cave (Emerald cave) or Sykia, where the sunbeams filter through part of the roof, creating emerald reflections in the calm waters of the grotto. In the cliffs further south (3 miles) are the caves known as Thalassina Meteora or Kleftiko from which pirates launched their raids.

Fringing the north coast of the island are diverse rocky islets of volcanic origin (Akrathi, Arouda, Erimomilos), while in the vicinity of Pollonia there are the Glaronisia, one of nature's rarest and most impressive creations. They are formed of symmetrical, hexagonal columns of basalt, vertically or obliquely aligned and up to 20 m. high. To sail between them in a boat or caique is a truly memorable experience. For those with a boat there are several other wonderful beaches (Chivadolimni, Emboreio, Provatas) and nearby islets and there is a refueling station for yachts at Adamas. Visitors may choose accommodation in hotels, rooms or furnished apartments.

Next month: The Islands of the Cyclades - Kimolos, Part 7 of 22
 


 April 2011 Greek Orthodox Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1
Cheesefare Thursday

Gerasimos the Righteous of Jordan

Paul & his sister Juliana and their Companions
2
Cheesefare Saturday

Konon the Gardener

Theodore the Recruit
3
Forgiveness Sunday

42 Martyrs of Amorion in Phrygia

Finding the Precious Cross by St. Helen
4
First Monday in Lent

The 7 Hieromartyrs of Cherson

Lavrentios of Megara, the Righteous
5
First Tuesday in Lent

Theophylaktos, Bishop of Nicomedea

Hermas the Apostle of the 70
6
40 Martyrs at Lake Sebaste

Caesarios the Righteous
7
First Thursday in Lent

Kodratos the Martyr & his Companions

Anastasia of Alexandria
8
First Friday in Lent

Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Theodora the Righteous
9
First Saturday in Lent

Theophanes the Confessor

Symeon the New Theologian
10
Sunday of Orthodoxy

Removal of the relics of Nicephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople

Pouplios the Martyr, Bishop of Athens
11
2nd Monday of Lent

Benedict the Righteous of Nursia

Euschemon the Confessor, Bishop of Lampasakos
12
2nd Tuesday of Lent

Agapios the martyr & his Companions

Manuel the New Martyr of Crete
13
2nd Wednesday of Lent

Savinos the Martyr of Egypt

Christodoulos the Wonderworker of Patmos
14
2nd Thursday of Lent

Alexios the Man of God

Saint Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland
15
2nd Friday of Lent

Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Trophimos & Eukarpion, Monk-martyrs of Nicomedea
16
Second Saturday in Lent

Chrysanthos & Daria the Martyrs

Demetrios the New Martyr
17
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Righteous Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Savas

Saint Cuthbert the Wonderworker, Bishop of Lindisfarne
18
3rd Monday of Lent

James the Confessor

Thomas I, Patriarch of Constantinople
19
3rd Tuesday of Lent

Basil the Holy Martyr of Ancyra

Kalliniki & Vassilisa the Martyrs
20
3rd Wednesday of Lent

Nikon the Holy Martyr & his 200 Companion Martyrs

Anatolios & Protoleon the Martyrs converted by the martyrdom of St. George
21
3rd Thursday of Lent

Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
22
Annunciation of the Theotokos
23
Synaxis in honor of the Archangel Gabriel

26 Martyrs in Crimea

Irenaeus the Hieromartyr of Hungary
24
Sunday of the Holy Cross

Matrona of Thessaloniki

Paul, Bishop of Corinth
25
4th Monday of Lent

Hilarion the New

Herodion the Apostle of the 70
26
4th Tuesday of Lent

Mark, Bishop of Arethusa

Martyr Cyril the Deacon and Those with him
27
4th Wednesday of Lent

John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent

Sosthenes Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, & Epaphroditos, the Apostles of the 70
28
4th Thursday of Lent

Hypatios the Wonderworker

Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia & Alaska
29
4th Thursday of Lent

Hypatios the Wonderworker

Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia & Alaska
30
4th Thursday of Lent

Hypatios the Wonderworker

Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia & Alaska


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