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Macedonian Art

Macedonia in the last two centuries of Ottoman domination was the second center in craft production after Epirus. It produced all types of popular art and guilds. The main productive and commercial activity in Macedonia however, began in 1865, when the French Consulate was established in Thessalonica, thus establishing commercial transactions with Marseille, France. During 18th and 19th centuries the major industry in the area was textile. The workmanship of silver was developed in north-western Macedonia using mainly the techniques of Filgranou and Savatiou. The center of copper plating was Thessalonica and Kastoria became the famous center where the art of fur making was developed.

During the period of the Ottoman dominion and mainly around the 17th century AD, the Macedonian architecture became quite distinct. The houses of Macedonia were distinguished by certain basic characteristics. The walls of the ground floor were made with stone and they were tied up with timber, while the walls in the remainder floors were wooden. In the ground floor we have few and small windows, while in the remainder floors the windows were numerous. The spaces are constructed around a big central space and interconnected with wooden colonnades or with doors. The interior was built with timber.


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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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