The island of poets
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ANCIENT TIMES Sifnos is an island with an ancient history. Most of the ancient historians state that Sifnos was first inhabited by the Pelasgians and then by the Phoenicians, the Cares and the Leleges. According to mythology, these inhabitants were driven out by the king of Crete, Minos, who installed his sons as rulers in the Cyclades. Pliny mentions that …
Sifnos was one of the richest islands of antiquity, thanks to the gold and silver deposits that its land hid. He knew wealth and glory, but also poverty and decay. The aristocracy that dominates Sifnos is a result of the great cultural and spiritual tradition of the island that brought out excellent poets, writers, folklorists, educators, spiritual people. LITERATURE AND …
THE NATURE OF SIFNOS In Sifnos we find the main features that generally distinguish the Cycladic landscape, as we know it today. Its dominant elements are the scrubby vegetation, where the land is used as pasture, and the terraces (terraces), in order to retain the soil. Grains, vineyards or a few olives were planted there. There were times when Sifnos …
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