Grape trees

Lesvos was known for its delicious wines, until an illness at the end of the nineteenth century ended all vineyards. Also Dionysus was worshipped, God if the wine and the parties. Grape plants are hard to extinguish; they now again grow in abundance on the island. Continue reading ->

From the archive

August 18, 2008 – Emails for Mary and churches of Lesvos

On August 15th in Greece the Ascension of Mary is a huge celebration. Not only great food is eaten, but going to the church is another must. And there are plenty of churches on Lesvos. 12 of them are on the list of the World Monument Watch with the 100 most endangered sites of the world. Read a column from August 17th, 2008 ->