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May's Article: The Greeks of Australia Special Feature:   Toys in Ancient Greece - Part I
What's New: Greekshops Canvas Bags, Women's Apparel & Costume Jewelry, Sterling Silver & Gold Jewelry, 2012 Greek Island Calendars, Children's Books In Greek, Greek Music & DVDs, Books in Greek, Greek Foods & Beauty Care Latest Arrivals: Women's Apparel, Classic Finos Films, Vintage Greek City Photo & Advertisement Posters
Featured Destination: Cyclades - Kimolos May's Recipe: Lemony Braised Cabbage with Louza & Wild Fennel
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May's Recipe:
Lemony Braised Cabbage with Louza & Wild Fennel

This is a variation on a traditional late winter or early spring dish that typically calls for Syros' pork sausage. here louza, the local cured pork loin, replaces the sausage for a more elegant rendition. some additional changes include the use of lemon zest, garlic, and local white wine.

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium cabbage, head trimmed, & coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 heaping tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2/3 cup Syros dry white wine
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 150 gr. louza (pork meat) trimmed and finely chopped
  • Zest & juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh wild fennel, finely chopped
Preparation:

Wash and dry the grated cabbage well. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, wide pot and sauté the cabbage, garlic, and fennel seeds, stirring occasionally, for about 5-6 minutes, or until the cabbage wilts to half its original volume. Add the wine and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer the cabbage for about 15 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the louza. continue to cook for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, whisk together the lemon s=zest and juice and flour. Stir this mixture into the pot, reduce heat, and simmer another 7 minutes to remove the floury taste. Add the chopped fennel fronds and serve immediately.

4-6 servings



Excerpts and Photography from: Aegean Cuisine
(In Greek & English)
by Diane Kochilas

 

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Mythology Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Crete 3 liters


 

May's Article:
The Greeks of Australia

The Greeks of Australia

Most of them (82 per cent) were unskilled, unemployed laborers of the major urban centres of Greece and agrarians of the impoverished and neglected countryside. They arrived with no liquid capital and very limited education, victims of a traumatic post=civil-war Greece. Many had left their families back home, borrowing the basic capital from their relatives, while many were compelled to sell their limited livestock for their migration expedition. Predominantly young only a few had travelled far beyond their native villages. The unfamiliarity with the laws and tradition of the new country and the severe cultural differences gave them a felling of insecurity. Yet these Greek immigrants were freedom-loving individuals and natural-born competitors with a determination to succeed, reconciling themselves to hard work. They cleverly assessed their social and economic position in Greece as redundant and emigrated. Driven by the desire to acquire wealth and status, they became receptive to the cult of success. Greek migrants, despite their peasant backgrounds and lack of experience, demonstrated an ability to adapt with energy and resourcefulness and to distinguish themselves form the very outset in business as well as in hard work. Upon their settlement in Australia they realized that they had arrived in a society that honored these qualities.

The new settlers, mostly male (78 percent) until 1961, continued the settlement tendencies that they found, especially in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. residences were crowded; often there would be five to seven young bachelors or three to four families sharing the same residence, with one kitchen and one bathroom, in order to save money to buy a place of their own at a later date (Tamis, 1997a, 1997b). Living in communes or backyard bungalows, within the inner suburban areas of the capital cities, in close proximity to factories, they relied heavily on their compatriots for their employment. Deprived of technical skills and a knowledge of the English language and thus unable to receive advice, most Greek immigrants sought employment mainly in the production lines of large car and glass factories, the smelters and the manufacturing industries. Most Greek women were employed as machinists and laborers in factories, while a smaller number was employed as kitchen assistants, cleaners and performers of menial tasts. The language barrier created serious problems in their everyday needs and constrained their social election, confining them within their paroikia (community). English language classes were offered to some Greek migrants employed in prestigious government departments but these, and the lessons organized by the Good Neighbor Council and the World Council of Churches, were inadequate to resolve the crisis of communication.

Another serious problem of that period was the imbalance in the ration of men to women, which caused serious social and psychological problems. The Greek communities in large urban centres in Australia remained mainly communities of bachelors. As a result of this, the number of children was small and so the appropriate emphasis was not given to the establishment of Greek part=time schools. Marriages between Greek men and Anglo-Australian women were few because matrimonial relations between local women and Greek men were considered to be a social stigma by the culturally insulate Anglo-Saxon family. The gender imbalance was caused by the official policy of the Greek Government discouraging migration of unmarried Greek women. This problem was finally resolved with the intervention of the Australian government following the successful representation by the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne, Thesseus Marmaras. In 1954, with the encouragement of the then Minister for Immigration Harold Holt, Marmaras visited Greece to convince Athens to allow the migration of Greek women to Australia, offering guarantees and assurances for their successful settlement. Nevertheless, the Greek Government remained reluctant until 1961, when it began the unrestricted immigration of women. The entry of thousands of women resulted in an increase of marriages and a permanent change to the structure and shape of the community.


Article to be continued next month

 

Excerpts and Photography from
The Greeks in Australia
by Anastasios Tamis

  Special Feature: Toys in Ancient Greece
  Part I
A walk through Greece's Museums clearly confirms the fact that most of today's children toys are based on toys developed and used in Ancient Greece, called "athirmata". The documentation of those toys is found either in the form of the actual toys, or depictions of children playing on vases or metopes. A lot of these were discovered in tombs and were idols that accompanied dead children to the afterworld. The variety of findings is extensive and paints a detailed picture of how children lived and raised during Ancient times.
In early infancy, Ancient Greek mothers appear to be using a baby bottle called "thilastron". Most of these primitive baby bottles are colorful and have a variety of shapes.

Baby seats are also common and made of clay. Typically they look like vases with a cutout for the baby's feet with a built-in potty on the base.

Babies also used a variety of rattles (called seistra), typically matching one of two varieties: one wooden or metallic with tiny bells and another made of clay with inserts to produce noise. Rattles are also believed to not only entertain infants but also serve as magic symbols that use noise to keep evil away.

The term "athirmata" (used for toys) is first mentioned in Odyssey where it includes miniature replicas of daily used objects i.e. horses, vases, and tools. These objects are small enough to actually be worn as pendants around the necks of small children and serve as amulets against evil or as identification if a child is lost. Each child had a collection of these miniatures that were typically kept in a basket called "kalathiskos" which itself was the most prized possession of children in Ancient Greece and was also considered a toy. In the event of premature death, children were always buried with their "kalathisko" which is how most of today's museum displays were discovered.


To browse our Ancient Greek Toy Replica Collection click here.

Excerpt from:
Toys of the Ancient Greeks
by Chris D. Lazos

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Geometric Collection - Double Strand Bracelet w/ Greek Key Motif BE275 (4 Color Options)

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Geometric Collection - Bracelet w/ Greek Key Motif BE390 (4 Color Options)

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Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE285 (4 Color Options)

Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE285 (4 Color Options)
Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE300 (4 Color Options)

Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE300 (4 Color Options)
Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE315 (4 Color Options)

Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE315 (4 Color Options)
Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE390 (4 Color Options)

Geometric Collection - Necklace with Greek Key Motif KE390 (4 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Necklace with Swirl Motif KY230 (2 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Necklace with Swirl Motif KY230 (2 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Necklace with Swirl Motif KY40 (2 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Necklace with Swirl Motif KY40 (2 Color Options)
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Byzantium Collection - Necklace with Checkered Circle Design KY265 (2 Color Options)
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Byzantium Collection - Bracelet with Swirl Motif BY25 (2 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Bracelet with Three Circle Motif Beads BY50 (5 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Bracelet with Three Circle Motif Beads BY50 (5 Color Options)
Geometric Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Greek Key Motif KE390 & BE390 (4 Color Options)

Geometric Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Greek Key Motif KE390 & BE390 (4 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY230 & BY80 (2 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY230 & BY80 (2 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY40 & BY25 (2 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY40 & BY25 (2 Color Options)
Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY250 & BY60 (2 Color Options)

Byzantium Collection - Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Swirl Motif KY250 & BY60 (2 Color Options)
Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Light Blue Seed Beads BI30

Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Light Blue Seed Beads BI30
Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Purple Seed Beads BI30

Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Purple Seed Beads BI30
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Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Pink Seed Beads BI30
Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Seed Beads (6 Color Options) BI5

Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Seed Beads (6 Color Options) BI5
Rhinestone Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Leather Cord BI210

Rhinestone Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Leather Cord BI210
Rhinestone Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Brown Leather Cord BI210

Rhinestone Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Brown Leather Cord BI210
Children's Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI345

Children's Spiral Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI345
Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI385

Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Beads BI385
Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Flower Beads BI380

Children's Mati Evil Eye Bracelet with Multi-Color Flower Beads BI380
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Sterling Silver Pendant - Large Standing Owl (30mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Large Standing Owl (30mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Mule (16mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Mule (16mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (34mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (34mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Swirl Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (28mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Swirl Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (28mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (29mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key Motif w/ Mati Evil Eye (29mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Curved Greek Key with Hammered Detail (19mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Curved Greek Key with Hammered Detail (19mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key with Hammered Detail (28mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Greek Key with Hammered Detail (28mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Turquoise Stone with Greek Key Motif (23mm)

Sterling Silver Pendant - Turquoise Stone with Greek Key Motif (23mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (31mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (31mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (16mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (16mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (51mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (51mm)
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The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Pendant - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (27mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (40mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (40mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (31mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Four Swirl Motif (31mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (51mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (51mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (39mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Cluster of Nine Swirl Motif (39mm)
Sterling Silver Earrings - Swirl Motif Circle with Hammered Detail (28mm)

Sterling Silver Earrings - Swirl Motif Circle with Hammered Detail (28mm)
Sterling Silver Earrings - Turquoise Stone with Greek Key Motif (19mm)

Sterling Silver Earrings - Turquoise Stone with Greek Key Motif (19mm)
The Clio Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Greek Key Curve (42mm)

The Clio Collection - Sterling Silver Earrings - Greek Key Curve (42mm)
Sterling Silver Earrings - Curved Greek Key Diamond with Hammered Detail (33mm)

Sterling Silver Earrings - Curved Greek Key Diamond with Hammered Detail (33mm)
Sterling Silver Earrings - Starfish (16mm)

Sterling Silver Earrings - Starfish (16mm)
The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Post Earrings Greek Flag (10mm)

The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Post Earrings Greek Flag (10mm)
The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Pendant Greek Flag (10mm)

The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Pendant Greek Flag (10mm)
The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Pendant and Post Earrings Greek Flag

The Rio Collection - Swarovski Crystal Ball Pendant and Post Earrings Greek Flag
Sterling Silver Necklace - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (5mm)

Sterling Silver Necklace - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (5mm)
The Athena Collection - Sterling Silver Necklace w/ Greek Key Links (7mm)

The Athena Collection - Sterling Silver Necklace w/ Greek Key Links (7mm))
Sterling Silver Men's Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Links (10mm)

Sterling Silver Men's Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Links (10mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (10mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (10mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (7mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Two Sided w/ Greek Key and Floral Motif (7mm)
Sterling Silver Men's Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Links (9mm)

Sterling Silver Men's Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Links (9mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet - Athena and Nike Coin Replica (15mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Athena and Nike Coin Replica (15mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet - Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Coin Replica (11mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Coin Replica (11mm)
     
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Greek Isles by Georges Meis, 16 Month 2012 Wall Calendar
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Greek Isles by Georges Meis, Mini 16 Month 2012 Wall Calendar
  Children's Books & DVDs In Greek
Child of Light : The Greek Orthodox Baptism Book, by Jamie Jameson, In English

Child of Light : The Greek Orthodox Baptism Book, by Jamie Jameson, In English
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of ​​Monsters, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of ​​Monsters, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan (In Greek)
The Cat in the Hat, by Dr Seuss (In Greek)

The Cat in the Hat, by Dr Seuss
(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
To proto mou Pashalino Vivlio, My First Easter book, for Preschoolers, In Greek

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
I proti mou vivlos, My First Bible, In Greek

I proti mou vivlos, My First Bible,
In Greek
Pasha Ellinwn : Ennea Istories kai ena Poiima apo Ellines Syngrafeis, in Greek

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

Mia Koufi Kambana tin Anastasi, by Ioanna Skarlatou, In Greek
Istories apo tin Vivlo, Bible Stories, In Greek

Istories apo tin Vivlo, Bible Stories, In Greek
Mia Pashalini Istoria, by Brian Wildsmith, In Greek

Mia Pashalini Istoria, by Brian Wildsmith, In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 1 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 1 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 2 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 2 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 3 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 3 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 4 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 4 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 5 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 5 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 6 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 6 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 7 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 7 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 8 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

BEN 10 - Season 1 Disc 8 (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
The Jungle Book - Platinum Edition (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

The Jungle Book - Platinum Edition (DVD PAL / Zone 2)
In Greek
Jungle Book 2 - Special Edition (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

Jungle Book 2 - Special Edition (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
Scooby Doo - The Curse of the Lake Monster (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

Scooby Doo - The Curse of the Lake Monster (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
Treasure Planet (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek

Treasure Planet (DVD PAL / Zone 2) In Greek
Dora the Explorer : Ena Gramma gia tin Kleftra Alepou, Vol. 11, In Greek (PAL)

Dora the Explorer : Ena Gramma gia tin Kleftra Alepou, Vol. 11,
In Greek (PAL)
 
  Greek Music & DVDs
Kleista Ta Stomata, Antonis Remos

Kleista Ta Stomata, Antonis Remos
Ta Tragoudia Tis Psyhis Mou, Dimitris Mitropanos (6 CD)

Ta Tragoudia Tis Psyhis Mou, Dimitris Mitropanos (6 CD)
Olokenourgios, Panos Kiamos

Olokenourgios, Panos Kiamos
Yparhoun Dyo Ellades, Antipas (2CD)

Yparhoun Dyo Ellades, Antipas (2CD)
Dio Nihtes Mono, Pashalis Terzis (Cd + Book)

Dio Nihtes Mono, Pashalis Terzis (Cd + Book)
60 Megales Epityhies, Notis Sfakianakis (5CD)

60 Megales Epityhies, Notis Sfakianakis (5CD)
I skepsi mou mono, Nikos Kourkoulis

I skepsi mou mono, Nikos Kourkoulis
Best of Panos Kiamos (CD + DVD)

Best of Panos Kiamos (CD + DVD)
O Erotikos, Yiannis Parios (6CD)

O Erotikos, Yiannis Parios (6CD)
Next Level, Lefteris Pantazis (2CD)

Next Level, Lefteris Pantazis (2CD)
Pazl, Keti Garbi

Pazl, Keti Garbi
The Best of Panos Kiamos (CD + DVD)

The Best of Panos Kiamos (CD + DVD)
Otan Glento Horeyo / Pontiakoi / 18 Horoi

Otan Glento Horeyo / Pontiakoi / 18 Horoi
Karsilamades 18... O Horos

Karsilamades 18... O Horos
Tragoudia Tou Gamou - Traditional Greek Wedding Songs

Tragoudia Tou Gamou - Traditional Greek Wedding Songs
Zonaradikoi / 18 Horoi - Greek Traditional Music of Thrace

Zonaradikoi / 18 Horoi - Greek Traditional Music of Thrace
Ta Oraiotera Tsamika Vol 2

Ta Oraiotera Tsamika Vol 2
Sofia Kollitiri Giannis Kostantinou / Me Violia Kai Me Klarina Kostas Soukas

Sofia Kollitiri Giannis Kostantinou / Me Violia Kai Me Klarina Kostas Soukas
18 Kampisia, Tsamika & Syrtokagelia - Sti Roumeli & Stou Moria

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

18 Tragoudia tis Roumelis
Greek National Dances Vol 2

Greek National Dances Vol 2
Greek National Marching Music

Greek National Marching Music
Greek National Anthem and Music

Greek National Anthem and Music
  Dogtooth DVD (NTSC)

Dogtooth DVD (NTSC)
  Books in Greek
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  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)
To Xylo Vgike Apo Ton Paradeiso DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

To Xylo Vgike Apo Ton Paradeiso DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Arhontissa Kai O Alitis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Arhontissa Kai O Alitis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Ypolohagos Natassa / Battlefield Constantipole DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Ypolohagos Natassa / Battlefield Constantipole DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Agapi Gia Panta / Love Forever DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Agapi Gia Panta / Love Forever DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Agapi Kai Aima / Love and Blood DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Agapi Kai Aima / Love and Blood DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
I Agnostos / Madame X DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

I Agnostos / Madame X DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Amok DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Amok DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Antio Zoi DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Antio Zoi DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Gabros Ap To Londino DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Gabros Ap To Londino DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Gia Poion Htypaei I Koudouna DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Gia Poion Htypaei I Koudouna DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
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)
Diktator Kalei Thanasi / Dictator Calling Thanassis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

Diktator Kalei Thanasi / Dictator Calling Thanassis DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)
Gorgones Kai Magkes / Mermaids and Rascals DVD (PAL w/ English Subtitles)

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)

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Cyclades Island Region - Amorgos
Cyclades Island Region - Andros
Cyclades Island Region - Ios
Cyclades Island Region - Kea
Cyclades Island Region - Kimolos
Cyclades Island Region - Kithnos
Cyclades Island Region - Melos
Cyclades Island Region - Mykonos
Cyclades Island Region - Naxos
Cyclades Island Region - Paros

 
Cyclades Island Region - Santorini
Cyclades Island Region - Siphnos
Cyclades Island Region - Siros

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Dodecanese Region - Kos
Dodecanese Region - Patmos
Dodecanese Region - Rhodes
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Greece Mainland - Magnesia, Volos, Pelion
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 Featured Destination: Cyclades - Kimolos (part 7 of 22)


GEOGRAPHY Southwest of Siphnos and very near Melos lies the island of Kimolos. 36 sq. km. in area, with 38 km. of coast line, it is 86 nautical miles from Piraeus and has 786 inhabitants. Its capital is Kimolos. The boat link with Piraeus is via Seriphos, Siphnos, Melos, with which islands there is also a local connection by caique. A predominantly mountainous island (highest point Palaiokastro, 397 m. a.s.l.) it is mainly known for its chalk (kimolia) which is used in porcelain. There has been no touristic development on Kimolos, which is an ideal place for holidays far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and close to nature.

HISTORY According to mythological tradition the island was named after its founder, Kimolos, and its history has always been intimately linked with that of neighboring Melos; on which it was always dependent, even during Frankish times when it was called Arzentiera. After the marauding incursion of Barbarossa (1537) it passed into Turkish hands and was a haven for pirates.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS 2 km. north of the harbour (Psathi) is the island's capital, Kimolos (Chora) with its typical Cycladic houses clustered around the nucleus of the castle or Kastro, exactly like the houses around the castle on Siphnos. The castle consists of two concentric baileys formed by two contiguous rows of houses: Mesa (middle) Kastro, built in the 13th and 14th century, and Exo (outer) Kastro, a mid-17th century structure. Of the numerous churches, those of Christ (1592) and the Evangelistria (1608) are the oldest, while that of St. Chrysostom is particularly important. There is a small archaeological collection in the local Museum of Chora and another, mainly of sherds and pottery, in the Afentakeion Foundation. Opposite the coast, in the locality of Ellinika, 4 km. southwest of Chora, is the islet of Aghios Andreas or DaskaIeio where foundations of houses, towers and other remnants of the ancient city of Kimolos are preserved, for this islet was originally joined to the island. It was cut off as a result of an earthquake and is now linked by a shallow channel. There was an extensive cemetery at Ellinika, while at Limni-Varvarakaina there is a cave in which there are graves (nowadays rifled), very like the catacombs on Melos. At Palaiokastro remains of the fortification wall are still visible, as well as vestiges of a small, round tower which the locals call Portara.

The sea and shores of Kimolos are truly lovely and can be reached by caique or on foot: Psathi, Prasa (with its sulphurous medicinal springs), Alyki, Bonatsa, Ellinika. The only accommodation available is in rented rooms.

Next month: The Islands of the Cyclades - Syros, Part 8 of 22
 


 May 2011 Greek Orthodox Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Thomas Sunday

Jeremiah the Prophet

New Martyr Maria of Fourna, Mirabella in Crete
2
Removal of the Relics of St. Athanasios the Great

Hesperos & Zoe the Righteous

Boris, King & Enlightener of Bulgaria (Michael in Baptism)
3
2nd Tuesday after Pascha

Timothy & Mavra the Martyrs

Peter the Wonderworker
4
2nd Wednesday after Pascha

Pelagia the Nun-martyr of Tarsus

Hilary the Wonderworker
5
2nd Thursday after Pascha

Irene the great Martyr of Thessaloniki

Neophytos, Gaius, & Caianus the Monk-martyrs
6
2nd Friday after Pascha

Job the Prophet

Our Holy Father Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
7
2nd Saturday after Pascha

Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.

St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem
8
Holy Myrrhbearers Sunday

John the Apostle, Evangelist, & Theologian

Arsenios the Great
9
3rd Monday after Pascha

Isaiah the Prophet

Christopher the Martyr of Lycea
10
Simon the Zealot & Apostle

Laurence of Egypt

Isodora of Egypt
11
3rd Wednesday after Pascha

Renewal of Constantinople

Mokios the Holy Martyr
12
3rd Thursday after Pascha

Epiphanios, Bishop of Cyprus

Germanos, Patriarch of Constantinople
13
3rd Friday after Pascha

Glykeria the Virgin-martyr of Heraclia

Sergios the Confessor
14
3rd Saturday after Pascha

Isidore the Martyr of Chios

Holy Hieromartyr Therapontus
15
Sunday of the Paralytic

Pachomios the Great Martyr

Achilles, Bishop of Larissa
16
4th Monday after Pascha

Theodoros the Sanctified

Holy Martyr Peter of Blachernae
17
4th Tuesday after Pascha

Andronikos the Apostle of the 70 & Junia the Martyr

Holy Godbearing Nectarius, the Builder of the Holy Monastery of Varlaam of Meteora
18
4th Wednesday after Pascha - Mid-Pentecost

Holy Martyrs: Peter, Dionysius, Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heracles, Paulinus and Benedimus

Julian the Martyr
19
4th Thursday after Pascha

Patrick the Hieromartyr & Bishop of Proussa and his Companions

Our Righteous Father Memnonus the Wonderworker
20
4th Friday after Pascha

Thalalaios the Martyr & his Martyr Companions

Mark the Hermit
21
Constantine & Helen, Equal-to-the Apostles

Pachomios the Righteous New Martyr
22
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Vasilikos the Martyr, Bishop of Comana

Holy New Martyrs Demetrius and Paul of Tripoli
23
5th Monday after Pascha

Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synadon

Mary the Myrrhbearer & wife of Cleopas
24
5th Tuesday after Pascha

Symeon the Stylite of the Mountain

Saint Vincent of Lerins
25
Third Finding of the Precious Head of St. John the Baptist

Therapon the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Cyprus
26
5th Thursday after Pascha

Carpos & Alphaeus, Apostles of the 70

Alexandros the New Martyr of Thessaloniki
27
5th Friday after Pascha

Holy Glorious Hieromartyr Alladius

John the Russian of Evia
28
5th Saturday after Pascha

Eutyches the Martyr, Bishop of Melitene

Nikitas, Bishop of Chalcedon
29
Sunday of the Blind Man

Theodosia the Virgin-Martyr of Tyre

St. Theodosia, Virgin-Martyr of Constantinople
30
6th Monday after Pascha

Isaakios, Founder of the Monastery of Dalmatos

Macrina, grandmother of St. Basil the Great
31
6th Tuesday after Pascha

Hermias the Martyr at Comana

Eusebius and Haralambos the Monk-martyrs
       


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