Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Eating fig flowers

 

Eating a fig in fact is eating flowers. They can be consumed directly from the tree. But there are also plenty of recipes for dried figs as well as forfresh figs. Not easy to find new recipes, but here is a new one: a refreshing figs-eggs-avocado salad, http://smitakislesvos.com/en/eating-fig-flowers/

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Fire on the island

 

Seeing a wall of flames racing towards you and the house, makes your worst nightmare come true. But there was so much luck that day: the house, the animals and everybody were okay after lots of people together with the fire brigade managed to put the fire out: http://smitakislesvos.com/en/1505-2/

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Kááárpouzi!

 

A little history of the watermelon and about watermelon phobia: http://smitakislesvos.com/en/kaaarpouououzi/


Sunday, 19 July 2020

The Great Drive


While Athens builds The Great Walk, straight through the historical center, West-Lesvos also is under the spell of a road-build-fever. The building of the road Kalloni – Sigri has never been progressed so quickly and all other roads are being covered with a new layer of asphalt: http://smitakislesvos.com/en/the-great-drive-2/

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Terpander from Antissa


In ancient Greece people were entertained with plenty of festivals, which contained sport contests and song festivals. A man that won again and again several famous festivals was Terpander from Antissa, also called The Father of the Greek Music. Continue reading -> http://smitakislesvos.com/en/terpander-from-antissa/

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Where is the Greek sun?


This corona-summer until now has been reigned by clouds and pop-up showers. Even that the famous blue sky is often to be seen and the temperature has finally reached a summerly level, it seems like the weather is also suffering from corona: continue reading -> http://smitakislesvos.com/en/where-is-the-greek-sun/

Friday, 12 June 2020

Roman games


A temple in the amphitheater of Mytilini? Here a bit more about the Romans who built this temple of Nemesis and their bloody games: Roman games, http://smitakislesvos.com/en/roman-games/

(photo: internet)