Culture and arts

Culture and Arts

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Culture and Arts

The island of Lesvos is a richly gifted land, both by nature and its inhabitants. Its natural beauties, climate and its fertile soil have given birth to a people with a profound sense of beauty and harmony from the depths of antiquity right up to the present. It is not by chance that even during mythological times Lesvos was known for its flourishing arts. When Orpheus, the great musician and poet was killed in Thrace, It is said that his lyre was swept away by the waters of the Evros river and carried to the shores of Lesvos where the inhabitants found it and put it in a temple, a place where music and poetry were worshipped. Since then it is said that even the nightingales of Lesvos sing more sweetly and melodiously than any other spot on earth. So this area has...

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