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submitted by George Vardas on 06.04.2006

An old olive press

As you make your way along the narrow roadway at Kato Hora in Mylopotamos you come across this old olive press - a reminder of the island's traditional dependence on the olive tree. I am indebted to Maxine Mitchell for correctly identifying this building.

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

Seaside village of Avlemonas

A view of the seaside village of Avlemonas with the monastery of Agios Georgios visible in the background

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Side view mirror

Driving up the winding road from Kapsali to Hora I glanced through my side view mirror ...

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

The township of Aroniadika

The picturesque township of Aroniadika

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Kapsali and Hora 140 years later

140 years after Edward Lear I took this photo of the panorama depicted in Lear's sketch.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Edward Lear's view of Hora and Kapsali

In 1863 the famous English satirist and artist, Edward Lear, travelled through the Ionian Islands and produced a series of sketches published as "Views in the Ionian Islands". This is the famous view of Kapsali and the castle at Hora.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Hora coffee shop

The town square in Hora is ringed by a number of coffee shops. The yellow umbrella outside this cafe caught my eye.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

The British School

Apart from bridges the British also built a number of Lancastrian schools on the island. This one, known as Milapidea, was built near Fatsathika and is over 180 years old. Note the Gothic style windows.

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submitted by George Vardas on 26.04.2004

Stairway to Kaladi

To get to Kaladi beach you follow the staircase ... almost to the end.

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

Agios Theologos

East of Livadi and heading towards Fyri Ammos is located the fortified church of Agios Theologos. Note the parapet which allowed observers to keep a look out for raiders. The church of Agios Theologos commands views of the island all the way across to Avlemonas.

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submitted by George Vardas on 27.04.2004

Beachside huts at Limionas

Below the village of Kato Hora is the beach at Limionas. The seaside huts are reputed to have been built by Saracen raiders who used the island as a staging base for raids on passing ships.

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

Below the Katouni Bridge

In 1985 I walked into the gully below the bridge at Katouni to capture the immense arches. The central arch is 15 metres high.

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

The Argo

Tim Severin's boat, The Argo, docked at Kapsali in 1985 during its voyage in retracing the steps of Odysseus

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

The belltower at the Kastro

A view of the belltower through the archway at the Kastro

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

Cactus plant

This photo was taken in 1985 as I was walking through Hora

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submitted by George Vardas on 24.04.2004

Change room at Agia Pelagia

The blue and white striped change room on the beach, with the Peloponesse visible in the distance, caught my eye in beautiful Agia Pelagia

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submitted by George Vardas on 22.04.2004

Anchorage in Kapsali

A view of the colourful fishing boats in the smaller of the two Kapsali bays with the Kastro at Hora visible in the background

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submitted by George Vardas on 29.04.2004

The staircase

The contrast of blue and whitewash is highlighted by this staircase at Potamos just up from the town square.

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submitted by George Vardas on 22.04.2004

On the road to Panagia Myrtidiotissa

On the way to the famous monastery you come across the hollowed rock which allows cars to pass through.

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submitted by George Vardas on 22.04.2004

The waterfall of Neraida at Mylopotamos

Mylopotamos, as the name connotes, has an abundance of fresh water. The highlight is the waterfall below the town square.