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Residents on Skopelos Island (Aegean Sea) claim they have have never seen such heavy snow fall in last 100 years.

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Also pictures from snowed Alonissos

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αλονησος ψαθουρα

Ο φάρος της Ψαθούρας χτίστηκε το 1895 μετά το ναυάγιο ενός Δανέζικου πλοίου που ξεχείλισε πια το ποτήρι: οι ξέρες αυτές ήταν πολύ επικίνδυνες για τη ναυσιπλοΐα και κάτι έπρεπε να γίνει. Χτίστηκε πάνω σε σχέδια Γάλλων μηχανικών, από πετράδες Σκοπελίτες που χρησιμοποίησαν πέτρα από το νησί ενώ μεταφέρθηκαν μόνο τα μαρμάρινα σκαλοπάτια και μια άλλη μαλακότερη και ευκολοπελέκητη πέτρα για τις ακμές του κτιρίου και τα ανοίγματα. Εδράζεται πάνω σε βραχώδες έδαφος ενώ γύρω από τον πύργο του φάρου και στη βάση του, αλλά ενωμένο με αυτόν είναι χτισμένο το σπίτι που διέμεναν και συνεχίζουν να διαμένουν οι φαροφύλακες.
Τότε που κατασκευάστηκε το φανάρι δούλευε με ένα σύστημα που έκαιγε ένα μίγμα αέρα με εξαερωμένο πετρέλαιο το οποίο βέβαια ήθελε συνεχή παρουσία φαροφύλακα που άναβε και έσβηνε και επιτηρούσε ώστε να δουλεύει καλά το φανάρι.

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zagora

Zagora is the largest and most historic village of East Pelion. It is 47 km from Volos and thus such as stretched in the green and sunny slope, divided in four major districts (Holy Friday or Perachora, Holy Sunday, St. George, Savior), gives the visitor the impression that the faces of opposite that it is a complex of four villages.

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old alonissos hotels

In Old Alonissos (or Palio Horio or Old Town) you walk away after park your vehicle in the parking space or the entrance of the village where it stops and the bus for doing Patitiri- Old Alonissos route. Old Alonissos was the capital of Alonissos, it was the largest settlement and the administrative center of the island. The locals call it Liadromia because of the thousands of commercial navigation routes passing by the island. Old Alonissos built in a location that offered the greatest protection from pirates and other threats and lies on top of a hill and offers visibility in all directions.

The houses in Old Alonissos built next to each other to serve as a boundary for the fort with only two entrances.
A large earthquake was made in Alonissos in 1965 and the country suffered major damage and so many residents moved to Patitiri, the harbor village where ferry linked to Volos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Thessaloniki, Mantoudi and Kimi.
In Old Alonissos you can see the past and the future of the island once more in the streets will find rooms for accommodation, cafe-bar with artistic and jazz music, restaurants with delicious food and various gift shops. Thanks to tourism many of the old buildings have been renovated with respect for tradition.
Also many artists have chosen the Old Alonissos as residence, inspiration and creativity by painting tables, exposing objects of clay and more.

See all available hotels and rooms to let in Old Alonissos.

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spilia kissavou

Images from village Spilia in Mt Kissavos.

Spilia is a small village near the city of Larisa at an altitude of 1.600 meters. A few kilometers away from the village you can access by car the Kissavos refuge.

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