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November's Article: 10 Reasons Why We Love Greek Mastiha Special Feature: Regional Greek Wines - Ionian Islands: The Robola Grape
What's New: Beauty Care & Food Items, Sterling Silver & Gold Plated Jewelry, Stainless Steel Jewelry, Greek Music, Greek DVDs, Adult Books in Greek, Greek Language Software, DVDs and Books, Children's DVDs & Books in Greek, Greek Themed T-shirts, Sweatshirts & Hoodies Latest Arrivals: London 2012 Olympic Pins, 2012 Greek Kazamias Almanacs & Calendar Refills, Paper Reproduction & Sterling Silver Greek Orthodox Icons, Vintage Greek City Photo & Advertisement Posters
Featured Destination: Cyclades - Mykonos November's Recipe: Mandolato (Nougat)
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November's Recipe:
Mandolato (Nougat)

This unique dessert was introduced by the Venetians. It is a traditional delicacy of Zakynthos, especially for Christmas and Apokria. When Duke Ludwig Salvador visited Zakynthos in 1900, he was amazed by mandolato's flavor and delicacy and he copied the recipe from the best pastry shop, which had been established in 1841. The patience and effort this nutritious dessert requires is worth the results.

Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites, beaten (stiff)
  • 1 pound honey
  • 1 cup almonds (roasted and cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (optional)
Preparation:

Warm honey in a pot on very low heat and stir with a wooden ladle frequently until honey melts. Remove from heat, have beaten egg whites ready and pour into the honey, stirring continuously until mixture is soft. Test it by dipping a spoonful of it in cold water. When dissolved it is ready. Add roasted almonds and peanuts. Spread it in a flat surface, preferably marble, form a thick 1/2 inch (126 mm) layer and let it cool until firm. Cut it into small square pieces and fold into waxed paper. Serve at any occasion.


Excerpts and Photography from: Cooking and Traditions of Zakynthos
by Calliopi Toufidou
 
Attiki - Greek Honey in a jar 455g. (1lb.)
Attiki - Greek Honey in a jar 455g. (1lb.)
Sithon Greek Pine Tree Honey, 450 grams
Sithon Greek Pine Tree Honey, 450 grams
Sithon Greek Blossom Honey, 450 grams
Sithon Greek Blossom Honey, 450 grams
Authentic Greek Salted & Roasted Peanuts "Arapiko" style 300gr.
Authentic Greek Salted & Roasted Peanuts "Arapiko" style 300gr.
 November's Article
 10 Reasons Why We Love Greek Chios Mastiha ( Mastic ):


The most natural health (and beauty!) supplement without prescription!


- It can help cure stomach ulcers; clinical trials and scientific research have proven that it can be an effective remedy in treating dyspepsia conditions. Can you imagine that you can help your ulcer simply by chewing gum?

- It is a powerful anti-oxidant helping fight skin ageing. Royal Court physicians of the Byzantine empire were the first to document that it promoted radiant and youthful skin while it was used for sun protection preparations for centuries. These facts are now backed by scientific studies. A few drops of mastiha oil in your normal cream or washing your face with mastiha soap can have immediate beauty effects. Try it; it worked for women in Ancient times and does wonders for women of today!

- It is one of the most powerful antimicrobial agents, effective in killing bacteria and fungi. A natural anti-fungicide, and a cheap one too! No need to go to your doctor for a prescription, get it here! Read all scientific studies about the medical qualities of mastiha here.

- During the Byzantine Empire mastic was an indispensable ingredient of the most expensive scented soaps. Today these soaps can be are no longer expensive!

- Recent scientific studies have confirmed the positive effects of mastiha use on atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is becoming a very common disorder today as it consists in the hardening of the arteries when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries. Studies show that mastiha eating has a positive effect on lowering cholesterol!

- Throughout the Ottoman empire people chewed mastiha to maintain oral hygiene. Medical research has today proven this to be true. Improve your dental hygiene by chewing gum that also tastes heaven! And there is a sugar free version too!

- Medical studies have found that mastiha has properties comparable to those of antibiotics in fighting streptococcus - no need for prescription, and no need to burden your body with antibiotics - go natural and enjoy the taste while fighting the virus!

- You probably would like to know that in ancient times it was also thought that mastiha could enhance the mood, promote sleep and even... stimulate sexual desire. Isn't this worth trying?

- You can make your own beauty products by using mastiha 'tears or mastiha oil: a scrub, a moisturizer, a deodorant, a facial mask, even toothpaste! It is simple, it is cheap, and most of all it works!

- Mastiha is that it is not only good for you, it also tastes good! Find some homemade (yummy!) recipes here. You can make your olive oil a but more interesting by adding a few mastiha tears, give a kick in your yoghurt taste (and make it more digestible!) and even make refreshing martinis for a celebration!

Too good to be true? Read the facts and science here.
Get beauty advice including how to make your own home beauty products.
Cook and be healthier with these recipes... and a bit of history.

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 Special Feature: Regional Greek Wines
 Part III - Ionian Islands: The Robola Grape
     
  It is considered the best, but also the most beautiful grape in Greece, because the Robola grape is a rapid grower and forms large, plump, pale yellow berries. the fresh fruity citrus aroma of the full-bodied straw-colored wine they produce is described as peerless. The origins of the Robola grape do not lie as far back in the past as the other Greek grapes. It is probably the same as the Gialla Ribolla of the Italian region of Friuli, or the Slovenian Rebula or their antecedents, and was introduced to the Ionian Islands by the Venetians at the end of the 13th century.

The main growing area for this grape is on the island of Cephalonia, but it is also found in smaller vineyards on the other Ionian Islands such as Corfu, Levkas, and Zakinthos. Like all Greek vines, which can thrive only in special soil conditions, the beautiful Robola grape seems to have taken a liking to the conditions found on the Ionian Islands. The wine-growers on Cephalonia devote about 750 acres (300 hectares) to the Robola grape, which thrives best on dry, less fertile mountain slopes with low rainfall. Each year, these grapes produce 264,000 gallons (10,000 hectoliters) of wine , which says something for the extremely high yield of the grape. Three wines have the O.P.A.P. protected mark of origin, the equivalent of the French A.O.C. Robola wines are usually sold under the name "Robola of Cephalonia."
 
 
  Featured Local Wines in The Ionian Islands Region  
  Gentilini Robola: White wine from Cosmetatos winery.

Gentilini Fume: White wine with a slightly smoky note.

Gentilini Cuvee Exceptionelle: Top quality white wine.
Robola Metaxas: Dry, yellow-green white wine.

Gentilini Classico: Light, refreshing country wine.

Arethousa Spring: Fruity Agiorgitiko red wine.
 
     

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 What's New!
  Beauty Care & Food Items
 Toothpaste with Chios Mastiha, 80 ml

Toothpaste with Chios Mastiha, 80 ml
Mastihashop Chios Mastiha Essential Oil 50g

Mastihashop Chios Mastiha Essential Oil 50g
Mastiha Water Chios Mastiha Aqueus Extract

Mastiha Water Chios Mastiha Aqueus Extract
Bag of Chios Mastiha Candies 250 gr

Bag of Chios Mastiha Candies 250 gr
Mastic and Mandarin Gum, 10 Pieces

Mastic and Mandarin Gum, 10 Pieces
Mastiha and Lemon Gum, 10 Pieces

Mastiha and Lemon Gum, 10 Pieces
Traditional Caramels with Chios Mastiha

Traditional Caramels with Chios Mastiha
Mastiha Sweet with Rose Petal Preserve 400g

Mastiha Sweet with Rose Petal Preserve 400g
Mastiha Sweet with Sour Cherry Preserve 400g

Mastiha Sweet with Sour Cherry Preserve 400g
 Mastic Halvadopita - Wafer with Chios Mastic Filling - 80gr

Mastic Halvadopita - Wafer with Chios Mastic Filling - 80gr
Traditional Halvadopita - Wafer nougat pie - 80gr

Traditional Halvadopita - Wafer nougat pie - 80gr
Feta Cheese Spread with Garlic

Feta Cheese Spread with Garlic
Feta Cheese Spread with Florina Pepper

Feta Cheese Spread with Florina Pepper
Feta Cheese Spread

Feta Cheese Spread
 Thassos Throumba Olives 400g

Thassos Throumba Olives 400g
Papadopoulou Petit Beure Whole Wheat Cookies 225g

Papadopoulou Petit Beure Whole Wheat Cookies 225g
Papadopoulou Digestive Low Fat Whole Wheat Cookies 250g

Papadopoulou Digestive Low Fat Whole Wheat Cookies 250g
Papadopoulou Digestive Whole Wheat Cookies 250g

Papadopoulou Digestive Whole Wheat Cookies 250g
Stainless Steel Classic Olive Oil Dispenser 1 LT Capacity

Stainless Steel Classic Olive Oil Dispenser 1 LT Capacity
 Sterling Silver & Gold Plated Jewelry
24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (38mm)

24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (38mm)
24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (34mm)

24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (34mm)
24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (26mm)

24k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (26mm)
Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (38mm)

Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (38mm)
Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (34mm)

Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (34mm)
Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (26mm)

Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Pendant - Rounded Crucifix (26mm)
Sterling Silver Charm - Mati Evil Eye w/ Greek Key (11mm)

Sterling Silver Charm - Mati Evil Eye w/ Greek Key (11mm)
Sterling Silver Charm - Horse-shoe w/ Greek Key (9mm)

Sterling Silver Charm - Horse-shoe w/ Greek Key (9mm)
Sterling Silver Charm - Phaistos Disc (12mm)

Sterling Silver Charm - Phaistos Disc (12mm)
Sterling Silver Charm - Greek Key Motif Trapezoid (10mm)

Sterling Silver Charm - Greek Key Motif Trapezoid (10mm)
Sterling Silver Charm - Minoan Swirl Motif (9mm)

Sterling Silver Charm - Minoan Swirl Motif (9mm)
Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Necklace w/ Swirl Motif and 3 Mati Evil Eye (6mm)

Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Necklace w/ Swirl Motif and 3 Mati Evil Eye (6mm)
Sterling Silver Necklace -  Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (12mm)

Sterling Silver Necklace - Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (12mm)
The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Necklace w/ Swirl Motif Links (15mm)

The Ariadne Collection - Sterling Silver Necklace w/ Swirl Motif Links (15mm)
Sterling Silver Necklace -  12 Phaistos Discs & a Chain (8mm)

Sterling Silver Necklace - 12 Phaistos Discs & a Chain (8mm)
Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Bracelet w/ Greek Key and 3 Mati Evil Eye (6mm)

Greek Sterling Silver Mati Collection - Bracelet w/ Greek Key and 3 Mati Evil Eye (6mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet -  Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (12mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (12mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet -  Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (8mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Phaistos Disc & Swirl Motifs (8mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet -  Phaistos Disc Links (8mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Phaistos Disc Links (8mm)
Sterling Silver Bracelet - Greek Key Motif (5mm)

Sterling Silver Bracelet - Greek Key Motif (5mm)
 Stainless Steel Jewelry
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Leather and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out

Leather and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Cut Out
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Oval

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Oval
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Acordian Hinge Opening - Greek Key

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Acordian Hinge Opening - Greek Key
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Acordian Hinge Opening - Greek Key

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Acordian Hinge Opening - Greek Key
Leather and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif

Leather and Stainless Steel Bracelet - Greek Key Motif
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Buckle (20mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Buckle (20mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (9mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (9mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Stars (12mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Stars (12mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (11mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (11mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (12mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (12mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (18mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (18mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (14mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (14mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Greek Key (14mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Greek Key (14mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp -  Flower w/ Rhinestone (8mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Flower w/ Rhinestone (8mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (12mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (12mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Greek Key (11mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Greek Key (11mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (8mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (8mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (10mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (10mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (12mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross & Prayer (12mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross (12mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Cross (12mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (11mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (10mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (10mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (11mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (11mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (8mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (8mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (13mm)
Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (12mm)

Rubber and Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (12mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (7mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (7mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (8mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp - Gold & Silver Links (8mm)
Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (8mm)

Stainless Steel Bracelet with Box Clasp (8mm)
Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Silver w/ Gold Border (22mm)

Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Greek Key Motif Silver w/ Gold Border (22mm)
Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Large Greek Key Motifs 91-6851

Stainless Steel Cuff Bracelet - Large Greek Key Motifs 91-6851
Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Black 6355

Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Black 6355
Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Turquoise 6355

Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Turquoise 6355
Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Yellow 6355

Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Square Minoan Swirl Motifs - Yellow 6355
Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Circles & Swirl Motifs 6360

Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Circles & Swirl Motifs 6360
Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Squares & Circles & Greek Key 6347

Stainless Steel & Enamel Cuff Bracelet - Squares & Circles & Greek Key 6347
       
 Greek Music
Onirefome Akoma... Mama, by Efridiki

Onirefome Akoma... Mama, by Efridiki
Anekdota Tragoudia Stis 33 Strofes, Stelios Kazandzidis

Anekdota Tragoudia Stis 33 Strofes, Stelios Kazandzidis
Back to the Future, by Mihalis Rakintzis

Back to the Future, by Mihalis Rakintzis
Greek Summer Hits 2011

Greek Summer Hits 2011
Thalassa 2011

Thalassa 2011
Kaftes Epitihies 2011

Kaftes Epitihies 2011
Tragoudia apo ta Ellinika Nisia, Nana Moushouri

Tragoudia apo ta Ellinika Nisia, Nana Moushouri
I sinefia pernaei me parea, Dimitris Mbasis

I sinefia pernaei me parea, Dimitris Mbasis
Pefection, Manto

Pefection, Manto
Diafana Nera, Stella Konitopoulou

Diafana Nera, Stella Konitopoulou
Agapi Thilia, Nikos Zoidakis

Agapi Thilia, Nikos Zoidakis
Ta Ekklisiastika, M. Theodorakis - Manolis Mitsias

Ta Ekklisiastika, M. Theodorakis - Manolis Mitsias
     
 Greek DVDs
Visions of Europe 10 DVD Set

Visions of Europe 10 DVD Set
Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 1, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)

Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 1, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)
Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 2, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)

Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 2, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)
Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 3, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)

Greek Cuisine Recipes, Volume 3, LIVE! (DVD NTSC)
 
 Adult Books in Greek
Leksiko Synonymon kai Antonymonm, 250000 synonyms and antonyms, by G. Babiniotis

Leksiko Synonymon kai Antonymonm, 250000 synonyms and antonyms, by G. Babiniotis
  Orthographico Lexico tis Neas Ellinikis Glossas – by Giorgos Babiniotis

Orthographico Lexico tis Neas Ellinikis Glossas – by Giorgos Babiniotis
Elliniki Glossa: Parelthon, Paron, Mellon, by G. Babiniotis, In Greek

Elliniki Glossa: Parelthon, Paron, Mellon, by G. Babiniotis, In Greek
Skirtimata Kardias, Fterougismata tou Nou: Poems for children & adults... by Amphitrite Manuel

Skirtimata Kardias, Fterougismata tou Nou: Poems for children & adults... by Amphitrite Manuel
Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!: Family Recipes, In English

Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!: Family Recipes, In English
  Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, In English

Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, In English
To Louloudi tou Thermokipiou by Lousinda Reilly, In Greek

To Louloudi tou Thermokipiou by Lousinda Reilly, In Greek
I Sklava by Gioul Irepoglou, In Greek

I Sklava by Gioul Irepoglou, In Greek
Nourbanou - I Lamberi Soultana, by Jean Michel Thibaux, In Greek

Nourbanou - I Lamberi Soultana, by Jean Michel Thibaux, In Greek
Adies Kyriakes, by Marina Petropoulou, In Greek

Adies Kyriakes, by Marina Petropoulou, In Greek
To Diamanti tis Agias Petroupolis, In Greek

To Diamanti tis Agias Petroupolis, In Greek
Eleftheria by Jonathan Franzen, In Greek

Eleftheria by Jonathan Franzen, In Greek
Nourmbanou, I Sklava tis Ipsilis Pilis, In Greek

Nourmbanou, I Sklava tis Ipsilis Pilis, In Greek
Ta Roda tis Siopis, by Pashalia Travlou, In Greek

Ta Roda tis Siopis, by Pashalia Travlou, In Greek
Ypo to miden, Tessera Sholia gia tin Krisi (In Greek)

Ypo to miden, Tessera Sholia gia tin Krisi (In Greek)
O nomataios, by Vasilis Kounelis, In Greek

O nomataios, by Vasilis Kounelis, In Greek
To Agrio Triantafillo, by Jennifer Donnelly, in Greek

To Agrio Triantafillo, by Jennifer Donnelly, in Greek
Meta tin Kataigida, by Evaggelia Efstathiou, In Greek

Meta tin Kataigida, by Evaggelia Efstathiou, In Greek
   To Harama mis Elpidas, by Giannis and Marina Alexandrou, In Greek

To Harama mis Elpidas, by Giannis and Marina Alexandrou, In Greek
I Ellada ton kriseon - Ena prosopiko dokimio, by Vasilios Markezinis, In Greek

I Ellada ton kriseon - Ena prosopiko dokimio, by Vasilios Markezinis, In Greek
Notia ton synoron - Dytikia tou Iliou, by Haruki Murakami, In Greek

Notia ton synoron - Dytikia tou Iliou, by Haruki Murakami, In Greek
Alla Hromata, by Orhan Ramuk, In Greek

Alla Hromata, by Orhan Ramuk, In Greek
Anemolia by Isidoros Zourgos, In Greek

Anemolia by Isidoros Zourgos, In Greek
Pethainw gia sena, by Dora Giannakopoulou, In Greek

Pethainw gia sena, by Dora Giannakopoulou, In Greek
To Hastouki, by Christos Tsiolkas, In Greek

To Hastouki, by Christos Tsiolkas, In Greek
Kokkino Koralli by Renas Rossi-Zairi, In Greek

Kokkino Koralli by Renas Rossi-Zairi, In Greek
Ti sou einai I agapi telika, by Alkioni Papadaki, In Greek

Ti sou einai I agapi telika, by Alkioni Papadaki, In Greek
To Ftinopwro tis Magissas by Kaiti Economou, In Greek

To Ftinopwro tis Magissas by Kaiti Economou, In Greek
I Nifi forouse Mavra  by Sofi Theodoridou, In Greek

I Nifi forouse Mavra by Sofi Theodoridou, In Greek
 Agioi kai Daimones eis tin Polin, by Giannis Kalpouzos, In Greek

Agioi kai Daimones eis tin Polin, by Giannis Kalpouzos, In Greek
Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, by Philip Mansel

Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, by Philip Mansel
American Influence in Greece, 1917-1929, by Louis P. Cassimatis, In English

American Influence in Greece, 1917-1929, by Louis P. Cassimatis, In English
Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy, by John Freely

Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy, by John Freely
Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divide, by Yiannis Papadakis, In English

Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divide, by Yiannis Papadakis, In English
The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know, by James Ker-Lindsay, In English

The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know, by James Ker-Lindsay, In English
The Cyprus Conspiracy: America, Espionage and the Turkish Invasion, by Brendan O'Malley

The Cyprus Conspiracy: America, Espionage and the Turkish Invasion, by Brendan O'Malley
Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924, by Philip Mansel

Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924, by Philip Mansel
The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese, by Steven Runciman

The Lost Capital of Byzantium: The History of Mistra and the Peloponnese, by Steven Runciman
Athens: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination), by Michael Llewellyn Smith

Athens: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination), by Michael Llewellyn Smith
 
 Greek Language Software, DVDs & Books
Learn the essentials of the Greek language fast with rewarding games and activities!
Eurotalk Greek - Premium Set - 1 DVD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Premium Set - 1 DVD ROM
Eurotalk Greek - Complete Set - 5 CD ROMs

Eurotalk Greek - Complete Set - 5 CD ROMs
Eurotalk Greek - Talk Now - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Talk Now - 1 CD ROMOMM
Eurotalk Greek - Talk Business - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Talk Business - 1 CD ROM
Eurotalk Greek - Talk More - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Talk More - 1 CD ROM
Eurotalk Greek - World Talk - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - World Talk - 1 CD ROM
Eurotalk Greek - Talk the Talk - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Talk the Talk - 1 CD ROM
 Eurotalk Greek - Vocabulary Builder - 1 CD ROM

Eurotalk Greek - Vocabulary Builder - 1 CD ROM
Eurotalk Greek - Talk Now - USB

Eurotalk Greek - Talk Now - USB
Eurotalk Greek - Travelmate Greek - Pocket Guide

Eurotalk Greek - Travelmate Greek - Pocket Guide
Eurotalk Greek - 100 Word Exercise Book

Eurotalk Greek - 100 Word Exercise Book
 Children's DVDs & Books in Greek
Nickelodeon & Paramount :: Rango, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

Nickelodeon & Paramount :: Rango, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
20th Century Fox :: Rio, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

20th Century Fox :: Rio, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
Warner Brothers :: Star Wars - The Clone Wars, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

Warner Brothers :: Star Wars - The Clone Wars, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
Scooby-Doo And The Circus Monster, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

Scooby-Doo And The Circus Monster, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
Scooby-Doo And The Ghosts, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

Scooby-Doo And The Ghosts, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
Scooby-Doo And The Pirates, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek

Scooby-Doo And The Pirates, DVD (PAL/Zone 2), In Greek
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 Cyclades - Mykonos (part 13 of 22)

GEOGRAPHY Despite its sophisticated ambience and thousands of visitors, Mykonos, between Tenos and Naxos, is still one of the most beautiful isles of the Cyclades. 85 sq. km. in area, with 81 km. of coastline, there is a regular boat service to and from Piraeus (110 nautical miles), as well as Rafina (71 nautical miles). Flights to the island are equally frequent and during the summer months there are planes to Rhodes, Herakleion in Crete and Santorini. Car and passenger ferries from Piraeus link Mykonos with Syros, Tenos, Paros, los, Santorini, Naxos (less often). Once a week there is a ferry from Rafina via Andros, Tenos and Syros. Finally, small local craft make excursions to Paros, los and Santorini (only during the summer) and Tenos. Mykonos has a population of 5,530. Renowned for its lovely beaches and distinctly Cycladic atmosphere, Mykonos attracts a host of visitors, arriving here by all possible means, including cruise liners.



HISTORY
Information about Mykonos' past is scant, for the island was not particularly important in antiquity. It was colonised by Ionians in historical times and, judging from its meagre participation in the Athenian League, apparently remained impoverished. The ancient geographer Skylakas reports the existence of two cities on Mykonos: one on the west side, close to the present town, the other in the north, at Paliokastro. In the time of the Ptolemies the island experienced something of a floruit, as also under Roman rule, though this waned in the Byzantine era. Along with Tenos it was ceded to the Ghisi family between 1207 and 1390, from which date it was directly dependent on Venice. In 1537 it was laid waste by Barbarossa and then conquered by the Turks. Thence forth the islanders turned to piracy. One of the major events in its history was the setting up of the "Community of Mykonians" in 1615. By the end of the 18th century Mykonos had achieved an economic acme, assembling a mercantile fleet which was later to play a supportive role in the Struggle for Independence in 1821. One of the outstanding personalities of that time was the Mykonian Mando Mavrogennis. From the late 1950s onwards there has been sustained touristic development leading to a new period of economic prosperity.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS The most important monument in the island's capital, Mykonos (Chora), built on its west side, is the church of the Virgin Paraportiani, outstanding among the 400 or so churches throughout the island, according to local tradition. It is located in the quarter of Kastro and its architecture, a combination of Byzantine, folk and Western elements, is unique. The quarter of Kastro is situated on an elevated area and it was here that the Venetians built their castle, only vestiges of which are nowadays visible. On the south side, beneath Kastro, is "Venice", an enclave of quaint old houses actually built in the water, their wooden balconies and doors giving the captains who lived here in days of old direct access to the sea. In one of the squares not far from here the cathedral (metropolis) stands, as well as an old Catholic church. On the ridge nearby there is a row of windmills, standing sentinel. This seems to have been the site of the ancient city. Objects displayed in the Archaeological Museum, at the northeast edge of the town, mainly comprise finds from Rheneia: sculpture, vases and figurines, while in the Folk Museum in Kastro, there is a collection of furniture, icons, sculpture and folk musical instruments. In addition to the many volumes in the Municipal Library there is a collection of Hellenistic coins and recent seals. The Nautical Museum, recently established, is also of interest. Chora, with its narrow, winding streets, archways, dazzling white houses and distinctive architecture is a veritable labyrinth, with a harmony and equilibrium which set it apart from other Cycladic towns. The island's villages have their own "couleur local", dominated by stark white volumes, grey rocks and paucity of vegetation. 1 km. south of the town, at Lino, are the ruins of a tower known as "fortes" by the locals. In the same area, on the north side of Platys Yalos, is the subterranean cistern known as Yannaros' Well (Pighadi tou Yannarou). In the region of Ano Mera (6 km. from the town) stands the monastery of Tourliani, founded, so tradition relates, by two Parian monks in 1542 on the site of an earlier church. It acquired its present aspect in 1767. The elaborately decorated, Western-style belltower adds a distinctive touch to the monastery's exterior. Further north, at Palaiokastro, there are remains of a fortification and the convent of Palaiokastro, a 17th century building. A pathway leads up to a knoll behind, on which there are remnants of an enceinte. From the remains of buildings and other finds of the Archaic and Classical period it is surmised that the hill was settled in antiquity. There is a small church in the centre. In this general area (Panormos bay) there are other prehistoric remains and at its western edge, in the locality of Mavri Spilia, an albeit limited number of Neolithic finds have been recovered. From Ano Mera one can easily reach Kalalatis (12 km. from Chora) one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. There are seaside villages at Tourlos, Aghios Stefanos (3.4 km. north of Chora), Ornos and Platys Yalos (south). Beaches in the south of the island particularly good for swimming and sea sports are Psarou, Aghia Anna, Paradise and Super Paradise (for nudists) and Ella. All can be reached by bus or caique from Chora or Platys Yalos. There are plenty of hotels, rooms and furnished flats to cater for the needs of the many visitors.

Next month:: The Islands of the Cyclades - Delos, Part 14 of 22


 November 2011 Greek Orthodox Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1
Cosmas & Damianos the Holy Unmercenaries & their mother Theodota

David the Righteous of Evia
2
Wednesday of the 7th Week

Akindynos, Pegasios, Aphthonios, Elpidephoros, & Anempodistos of Persia

Domnina, Domna, & Kyriaki, the Martyrs
3
Thursday of the 7th Week

Acepsimas the Bishop, Joseph the Presbyter, & Aeithalas the Deacon, Martyrs of Persia

Dedication of the Temple of the Holy Great Martyr George in Lydia
4
Friday of the 7th Week

Ioannikos the Great

Nikandros, Bishop of Myra
5
Saturday of the 7th Week

Bishop Raphael Hawaweeny of Brooklyn

Galaktion & his wife Episteme, the Martyrs of Emesa
6
7th Sunday of Luke

Paul the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
7
Monday of the 8th Week

33 Martyrs of Melitene

Lazarus the Wonderworker
8
Synaxis of the Archangel Michael & the other Bodiless Powers: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, & Barachiel
9
Wednesday of the 8th Week

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Pentapolis

Onesiphoros and Porphyrios of Ephesus
10
Thursday of the 8th Week

Erastos, Olympas, Herodion, Sosipatros, Quartus, Tertios, Apostles of the 70

Holy Father Arsenius of Cappadocia
11
Friday of the 8th Week

Menas of Egypt

Saint Victor and Stephanie
12
John the Merciful, Patriarch of Alexandria

Nilus the Ascetic of Sinai

Saint Martin, Bishop of Tours
13
8th Sunday of Luke

John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople

Damaskinos the New Martyr of Mount Athos
14
Philip the Apostle

Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki

Holy Great New Martyr Constantine of Hydra
15
Tuesday of the 9th Week

Gurias, Samonas, & Avivos, Martyrs & Confessors of Edessa

Thomas, Archbishop of Constantinople
16
Matthew the Apostle & Evangelist
17
Thursday of the 9th Week

Gregory the Wonderworker & Bishop of Neo-Caesarea

Gennadios I, Patriarch of Constantinople
18
Friday of the 9th Week

Plato the Great Martyr of Ancyra

Holy Martyr Romanus
19
Saturday of the 9th Week

Obadiah the Prophet

Barlaam of Caesarea
20
9th Sunday of Luke

The Forefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple

Gregory the Righteous of Decapolis
21
The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple
22
Tuesday of the 10th Week

Archippus the Apostles,Philemon the Apostle & his wife, Apphia, Onesimos the Disciple of Paul

Holy Martyr Cecilia and Those with Her
23
Wednesday of the 10th Week

Amphilochios, Bishop of Iconium

Gregory, Bishop of Agrigentum
24
Thursday of the 10th Week

Our Holy Father Clement, Pope of Rome

Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria
25
Katherine the Great Martyr of Alexandria

Apodosis of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple

Mercurios the Great Martyr of Caesarea in Cappadocia
26
Saturday of the 10th Week

Alypios the Stylite of Adrianopolis

St. Nicon Metanoeite
27
13th Sunday of Luke

James the Great Martyr of Persia

Nathaniel of Nitria & Pinouphrios of Egypt, the Righteous
28
Monday of the 11th Week

Stephen the New

Irenarchos & his Companion Martyrs at Sebaste
29
Tuesday of the 11th Week

Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia

Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica
30
Andrew the First- Called Apostle

Froumentios, Archbishop of Abyssina
     

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