On the opposite of our entrance in Villa Stella Apartments there is a unique "Rent a Car" office with a very honest owner, Manolis. Euromotor offers many different kind of cars and different schemes of insurance for all circumstances.
We recommend Manolis for his true honesty and deep experience of more than 20 years.
Manolis has managed to compete with success the big companies although he has a small business.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. If you ask me one of the unique ways to experience the Greek culture (irrespectively of ones faith) is to participate or watch live the procession of the epitaph, an old ceremony that takes place every year this day, in every city or small village all around Greece. Oils of myrths with beautiful scents are all around the devout crowd. Here is an older video of today.
This winter was quite heavy with a lot of rain. Usually when we have a heavy winter then we have a very early and hot summer. In the previous years, the winters were very mild with no rain at all. This year I think that the summer will begin at late April and at the beginning of May the weather will be excellent!
During this winter time we went to the village and distilled our own raki with the old traditional way. In the following photos you can see our friends in the raki distillery (rakokazano) eating and singing together and having great time while waiting for the first raki.
How an ancient Greek mathematician could measure the earth's circumference 2200 years ago?
The resemblance of ancient Greek (2600 years ago) with modern Greek language is very big. The language that Socrates taught his students and Plato taught in the Academia is very much resembling our modern Greek. Moreover, M. Ventris very recently (1952) discovered the resemblance of linear Mycenaean language with the Ancient Greek Language.
Very near to Stalis (around 15 km) is the village of Avdou. The location of Avdou is spectacular but its location will be the subject of another post. Today I would like to describe our visit to Avdou yesterday on the occasion of a concert taking place there.