Category " Northern Sporades "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category Northern Sporades.

Seals and fishermen united in one boat

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 07.12.2010 at 21:50

Seals and coastal fishermen face identical threats, more than just the rapid depletion of fish resources by exploitive trawlers…

Skiathos half a century ago

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 28.08.2010 at 16:07

Some occasional pictures from our first stay on Skiathos and the satellite small islands in summer 1957. We had arrived on a fishing boat from Stylis on the mainland. There was no proper hotel on Skiathos yet, and for reaching the island’s opposite (western) side we hired a mule with guide and stayed over night […]

Skyros – a garden of wild flowers

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 27.08.2010 at 22:10

The abundance of wild flowers in spring 1976 was overwhelming. It may have been equally so in previous years… is it still the same, though, nowadays?

Skyros communal architecture

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 26.08.2010 at 12:49

The inhabitants of Skyros still hold on to their proud heritage. Their island sustained countless generations cultivating the soil and breeding endemic lifestock according to ancient traditions (cf. the article: Skyros – pastoral traditions). The inherited style of their houses was strictly observed. It relates to the Cycladic Archipelago, but became indigenous. Settlements reflect the […]

Skyros – pastoral traditions

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 25.08.2010 at 20:41

Land cultivation and pastoral traditions have ancient roots on Skyros. The indigenous breed of cattle was still maintained in 1958. The photographs were taken in the coastal area adjoining Kalamítza Bay, east of Linarià. The ponies were kept in one herd during the winter inland from Linarià (pictures taken in 1976). The eastern part of […]