Saturday, 30 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
At a short distance northwestern to the town of Pythagorio it is found Spiliani: as its name indicates (“spilia” is the Greek word for “cave”) it is a small church situated within a big cave; the church is dedicated to the Presentation of Virgin Mary. The church has a very old icon made of marble presenting Virgin Mary, but its features are hardly visible. Beside the church it is found a spring with holy water.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, or Monk's Pepper, is a native of the Mediterranean region.
Vitex, also a traditional plant in Africa, is a little-known fruit plant that has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare
The leaves and tender stem growth of the upper 10 cm (4 inches), along with the flowers and ripening seeds, are harvested for medicinal purposes. The berries are harvested by gently rubbing the berries loose from the stem. The leaves, flowers, and/or berries may be consumed as a decoction, traditional tincture, cider vinegar tincture, syrup, elixir, or simply eaten straight off the plant as a medicinal food.A popular way of taking Vitex is on awakening as a simple 1:1 fluid extract, which is said to interact with hormonal circadian rhythm most effectively. 
The berries are considered a tonic herb for both the male and female reproductive systems. The leaves are believed to have the same effect but to a lesser degree.
This plant is commonly called monk's pepper because it was originally used as anti-libido medicine by monks to aid their attempts to remain chaste. It is believed to be a male anaphrodisiac, hence the name chaste tree. There are disputed accounts regarding its action on female libido, with some claims that it is anaphrodisiac and others that it is aphrodisiac.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC. He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist, and he is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name. However, because legend and obfuscation cloud his work even more than with the other pre-Socratic philosophers, one can say little with confidence about his teachings, and some have questioned whether he contributed much to mathematics and natural philosophy. Many of the accomplishments credited to Pythagoras may actually have been accomplishments of his colleagues and successors. We do know that his disciples believed that everything was related to mathematics and that numbers were the ultimate reality. It was said that he was the first man to call himself a philosopher, or lover of wisdom, and Pythagorean ideas exercised a marked influence on Plato, and through him, all of western philosophy.
Monday, 18 January 2010
"I have arrived on the Greek Island of Samos to look at one of the main illegal migration paths into Europe. The islands in the Aegean Sea are the new front line, and Samos in particular has become the favoured entry point. Geography is the reason. Stand on the eastern tip of the island and you are only 1km (0.6 miles) from Turkey, where many of the migrants from Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq head to, hoping to make the final hop across the narrow straits."
This is a part of an article writen in the BBC webside about this sad stories happening daily in Samos. Please read more here
Saturday, 16 January 2010
This was the place where the people of Samos produced and stored the Salt from the sea in the hot summer months 60 years ago.
Today it just a ruin, and the place around a useful place for flamingos and other water birds.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Town Hall where it had once been housed the Parliament of Samos and now, apart of the Town Hall, it is also housed the Municipal Gallery with several historic souvenirs of the recent history of the island. Among those we should mention the Constitution of the State of Samos, several portraits of governors and other important persons of the political, economic and social life of the island and several documents of the local history.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
GIORTI – FEAST
1 kg half broken Grains
1 kg onions
1kg Veal or beef or pork or lamb ,only pieces of meat
200 gr butter , I prefer olive virgin oil
salt and pepper
regular pan or casserole (large)
paprika and cumin or cinamon (if desired)
Do the onions and the olive oil in the Casserole for 5 minutes.
Add the meat and move it around with a spoon slowly for another 5 minutes.
Do grains and water in the pan and bring it to cook. Let grains with water and meat by cooking at low heat . 3 to 4 hours approximately,Well stirring occasionally, because you will avoid it to burn.
After 4 hours cooking the food is well mixed through the grain and the dish looks like a porridge (think rice pudding).
Divide the court on serving plates, sprinkle little cumin or butter sauce over it if you like and eat it warm.