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Kafeneio ‘Kafentaria’

The Greek traditional café (“kafeneio”, pl. “kafeneia”) has always been one of the most fundamental cultural institutions of Greek everyday life. They represent a traditional way of life, the customs, the habits and the institutions of each specific locale. There are...

The Carnivals on Lesvos

The carnival customs in Greece are very deeply-rooted, one of the most ancient reenactments of ceremonial rituals. Despite the many similarities among the numerous carnivals in many Greek cities, towns, villages and islands, the Lesvian Carnival is one of a kind. The...

Chestnut Festival at Agiasos

In the mountainous village of Agiasos, since 2004 the Chestnut festival has been held in November, a celebration and a promotional endeavor for the agricultural production of the Agiasos region and an extension of the tourist season. This is a very popular festivity...

The Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos at Agiasos

This is one of the most important places of worship on Lesvos, located in Agiasos and dedicated to the veneration of the Dormition of the Theotokos. This is a hip-roofed, three-aisled basilica with a narthex and a colonnade encircling the entire church on all four...

The Agiasos Reading Room

The building complex of the “Anaptyxi” Reading Room in Agiasos is located in City Hall Square on the lower entrance into the village. Founded in 1894 during the Ottoman occupation, this Reading Room has a sizeable library with more than 25,000 volumes, a 300-seat...