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4th Folk Dance Festival Saturday - Sun - Mon

One, if not THE, highlight of the summer is the Diamantis Palaiologos Dance Festival. A 3-day convocation of “folk” dancers from all over Greece and beyond, the event is exciting as you hardly ever get to see such a variety of costumed dancers in one place. 217 more words

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Guided Tour(s)

Tonight the Center for Skopelitan Island Studies presents a walking tour of the old town. The point of the lecture/tour is to give visitors an opportunity to learn about the history of the island, the traditional architecture and Byzantine monuments and the Kastro. 61 more words

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The Invite

I was invited to a party by a friend I haven’t seen in years. The excitement that she even thought of me lasted all of 42 seconds. 632 more words

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New, Modern Bank

The ATM at the new National Bank above the beach is working.
I stopped in at the building this morning to see what was up and the new place is spacious and modern. 35 more words

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More late musing on the feast day

I’ve written before in another venue about the Assumption feast and its connection to events past. The cult of the Panagia, the Christian “Theotokos”, began to develop in the 4th century 301-399 CE. 635 more words

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Piano at Gyftolakka


Last night in the quiet environs of Gyftolakka in the hills outside of Skopelos, invited guests were treated to a wonderful recital by the pianist… 204 more words

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Sokratis Malamas


Monday will be a big night in Glossa. The much admired singer/songwriter Sokratis Malamas (Σωκράτης Μάλαμας) will perform at the school playground at (about) 9 pm. 121 more words

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