In 1885, the British travellers Theodore and Mabel Bent visited Karpathos. In an adventure-packed stay, after almost being shipwrecked, they travelled throughout the island, befriended the Turkish governor, became involved in a murder plot and joined in the traditional Easter celebrations in the mountains of the north of the island. This ebook describes their visit and presents a unique record of Karpathiote life, customs and beliefs, undocumented by any other travellers at that time.
Easter is always an extra special time throughout Greece but, for 2020, celebrations have been necessarily more subdued and visitors have been unable to travel to join in the celebrations. Watch the YouTube video of the Easter celebrations at the church of Agios Georgios in Katapola, Amorgos on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st 2016.
The true story of an aristocratic British archaeologist and his profound love for the Greek goddess he encountered on the remote Greek island of Kalymnos.
In March 1886, the intrepid British travellers Theodore and Mabel Bent visited and wrote about Astypalea. Their writings represent a unique record of Astypalean life, customs and beliefs at a time when the island was still under the control of the Turkish Ottoman empire and normal life was developing after the scourge of the piracy of previous centuries.
A collection of stories told by the people of Diafani and Olympos, in the north of Karpathos, about events and day-to-day life under the occupying Italian and German forces during World War II.
The idyllic beach at Kera Panagia is said by many to be the most attractive on Karpathos, with its crystal-clear waters and the beautiful church of the Panagia perched on the heights above. But how many visitors know the legend of the origins of the church and the tragic story of the hermit monk, Vasilis, who looked after it?
The wartime story of a saintly Monk, a German Commander and the saving of the lives of 125 men from the firing squad on the island of Paros.
A video of the ceremony held in Fry, Kassos on June 6th and 7th, 2019, in memory of the 1824 Kassos Massacre.
A story about the British Cemetery on the island of Syros, its role in the British Empire, the Great War, its links to three English authors and a grisly discovery on the island of Amorgos.
A video exploring the sabouna, or Greek bagpipe, and one Englishman’s love/hate relationship with the instrument.
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