Archive for July, 2018


These handmade baskets are fabricated by people who visit the island for the summer and try to make some money. I don’t want to photograph them where they work. It is outside in the open air. The baskets are handy to store stuff. You can find them near the bus station.

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The first two days of SIFFY (Skopelos International Film festival of Youth) have been amazing. The kids are playing with the theme Philotimo which means love of honor. Do something without asking something back.

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So much

Many, many people have donated food and other things for all the people that need help in Athens after the horrendous fires there. At the moment it is not nessesary to send clothes etc. Needed are volunteers in Athens and money donations and blood.
Update 12.53 hours.
The website: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com has a long list of banks, municipalities and institutions like the red cross to which you can donate.

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Rain might come

For Skopelos today.

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There is an beautiful initiative from Mrs. Gorgo Papazisi and Mrs. Rodoula Orfanou to gather food for the victims of the fires in Athens. They will gather the food in Elios today and Thursday and send it to Athens on Friday. Please call for more information 6974325862. (Gorgo speaks English)
I have called the municipality and they will do the same and gather goods in the Old Kapi building just above Ionia hotel today and tomorrow and Friday from 08.00 until 14.00 hours. You can call Eleni Kefaloniti if you have any questions. Mobile 6980502827. In Glossa you can take the goods to the library/the municipal building and call for info to Alexandra Kallianou.

The food cannot be something that needs a refrigerator. Pasta, rice, beans, long lasting milk, baby and children’s food in jars, vegetables etc. in tins. Cookies, biscuits etc. Medicines like pain killers, betadin, band aids, antibiotic creams etc. Also shampoo, soaps, washing liquid, diapers etc. Towels, sheets, pillow cases etc. Also torches and batteries.

Koxilis bakery has a donation box on the counter.

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Our thoughts today are with everybody in the Kineta, Nea Makri, Penteli, Rafina and many other areas outside Athens. The fires that started raging there yesterday have killed at least 25 people and many were wounded. Many people have not been accounted for yet. The photographs of people standing in the sea to escape the fire are heartbreaking. You will find them all over the Internet. It is a national tragedy.

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Be careful

Our thoughts are with the people who have lost their homes in the area of Kineta (West Athens area) The wind is about 7 Beaufort there which hinders the airplanes to take water from the sea and throw it on the fires and help the firefighers on the ground. The situation is dramatic there.

Photo taken at 20.32 hours tonight

Strong winds tonight on Skopelos. In an area already destroyed not a lot of more damage can be done but a strong wind can ignite a small smouldering piece of wood and get the fire started again somewhere else. Tonight is a very critical night. There are also talks of rain and that might be a blessing.

Be extremely careful with your cigarette butts, your waste. With this kind of heat and wind the damage is done very easily again.

Destroyed forrest at Amarandos. Photo taken from the sea

Photo Ovidiu Temeo via Meteo.gr

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