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More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 16:15
by Tone
More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli
In the late 70’s and early 80’s we stayed many times in Agia Roumeli – always spending time in the Restaurant Samaria, our hangout when visiting Aghia Roumeli. At that time, the lower village by the sea consisted of a handful of tavernas with a few simple rooms for rent and a kiosk that sold boat tickets and had the village telephone.
The first photo shows the village seen from the ruins of the Turkish fort above it, the second shows the Restaurant Samaria, and the third, one of the smaller boats taking tourists along the coast. The last photo features the late, famous, larger-than-life Papa Georgios of Komitades officiating at a wedding we attended in Agia Roumeli in 1978. Among many other duties, he was also the village priest for Agios Ioannis, walking miles through the then roadless terrain to attend to his flock.

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 16:48
by Jean
Thanks again - it's wonderful to see more of your old photos and remember simpler, quieter times there. Keep them coming please!
If you decided to publish your Sfakia photo collection as a book, I would certainly buy a copy!

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 18:25
by Erno
Thank you, Tone. What a great photos of a great time. I like them very much, and they bring happy memories.

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 18 Jul 2020, 15:28
by kiki
Beautiful pictures from a gone time . It seems I like some things more than today ;)

Thank you, and as Jean I would buy your book :) .

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 11:42
by Robert
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viewnon the old village, at the right the former school and in the center the church.
Januari 1977

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 11:48
by Robert
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They building Lefka Ori, it was and is at the right side of Samaria.
January1977

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The famous Papa Giorgi, i loved to drink a raki with him.

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 11:59
by Robert
I am very sorry to see i made a mistake. Thought i could change my reply and solve the problem with the double pictures.

Re: More old photos - this time from Agia Roumeli

Posted: 07 Aug 2022, 09:55
by Birgitta
Thank you Robert for the pictures!
Birgitta