Christian Basilica of Halinados

Christian Basilica of HalinadosThe early Christian Basilica of Halinados is only 4.5 km from Agia Paraskevi and is one of a number of ancient sites in the area. Like so many of the ancient sites on Lesvos, it is to be found along a dirt road and has almost no signs to get you there. Our map at the bottom of the page should give you a little help finding it. Continue reading

Sappho: Love And Life On Lesbos

Sappho: Love And Life On LesbosThe BBC spelling of Lesvos as Lesbos is a little embarassing but I have presented the programme title and review as written by the BBC. Please accept my apologies.

Sappho: Love And Life On Lesbos With Margaret Mountford

With a PhD in Papyrology, Margaret Mountford (The Apprentice) goes in search of the truth behind the legend of Sappho, the most controversial writer of the ancient world and the first authentic woman’s voice in western history.  Continue reading