The Olive , Olea europaea, is a species of a small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin (the adjoining coastal areas of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) as well as northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give its name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees (Fraxinus). The word derives from Latin "oliva" which in turn comes from the Greek ἐλαία (elaia) ultimately from Mycenaean Greek e-ra-wa ("elaiva"), attested in Linear B syllabic script. The word 'oil' in multiple languages ultimately derives from the name of this tree and its fruit.
This windmill is one of many in my Villege. Is my favorite since I always was able to see it from my window when I was child...
From Wikipedia: A windmill is a machine which converts the energy of wind into rotational motion by means of adjustable vanes called sails. The main use is for a grinding mill powered by the wind, reducing a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains, by crushing, grinding, or pressing.Windmills have also provided energy to sawmills, paper mills, hammermills.
Samos (Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the North Aegeansea A great portion of the island is covered with vineyards, from which the famus Samos wine is made.The capital city is Vathy. The most important plains are that of Pythagorio, in the southeast, Karlovasi in the northwest, and Marathokampos in the southwest. The Samian climate is typically Mediterranean, with mild rainy winters, and warm rainless summers.The largest mountain is the Ampelos massif, which occupies the center of the island and rises to 1,095 metres (3,590 ft). The island's highest point is the summit of the Kerkis range, at 1,434 metres (4,700 ft). Famous Samians : Pythagoras ,Aristarchus of Samos,Polycrates see also this link : http://www.samos.gr/
2nd Antiracist festival of Samos
Help a Samian Family
Geneleos Group. The group of statues is a votive offering to the Heraion and consists of six figures (five female and one male), one of which (representing Ornithe) is now in Berlin. Dated to 560-540 B.C Lets help the reunion of this acient family !