Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ABC WEDNESDAY: K for Koulouri

As you already most of you know I live in an island named Salamina.
It's a big island near Piraeus, with 90.000 habitants.
The thing you don't know is that my island has a nickname!
It's Koulouri!
"Koulouri" is the greek word for a bun.
And if you watch the shape of my island you 'll see clearly that it's like a bun!


This is Koulouri of old times...

...and this is today's photo.

Our traditional costumes are richly decorated with gold coins and needlework with gold threads.
They consists of three different dresses which overlap each other.
That's why the costumes are very heavy!



Do you want to see or learn more about Salamina?
If YES - click here...!
If NO - thanks for visiting...!

26 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely post marina - do people salamina call the island koulouri (so are you a koulouriani?) or is it a joke?!?

Ackworth Born said...

Thank you for a very good informative post which I enjoyed reading.

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Cool map! Thanks for sharing!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for all the information! I must say that your English is very good and you are right to write in English, because you meet far more people if you all speak the same languages.

crete said...

Lovely photos and history Marina, looking forward to more.

Ray

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I learned a lot today, Marina! I'm off now to explore your link.

ayamlin said...

Hi marina!
I didn't know the island also your country's traditional clothes!
wow! It's very richly decorated!
How many coins does one cloth have?

Louise said...

Love the costumes!

antigoni said...

We live in a beautiful island with a great history.

magiceye said...

that was so interesting!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent, informative 'K' post...

Tom
Mine's Here

mrsnesbitt said...

Fascinating Marina, we learn so much each Wednesday!

Bear Naked said...

Thank you for your very informative post.
Those costumes must be very heavy but they are beautiful.

Bear((( )))

Alan said...

Beautiful and detailed dresses and a lovely island. :)

Help choose a new name for my blog here!

Webradio said...

Nice photos Marina !
See You later.

The Holleys said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing us about your place and culture. :) I like the traditional dress a lot!

D Herrod said...

Thanks for the geography lesson.

Anette said...

Does a lot of the ordinary people own a costume like that? I bet it makes nice sound when you move, with all those coins!

photowannabe said...

This was an interesting post and I love learning all the different things from ABC Wednesday.
The costumes do certainly look heavy. They would be difficult to dance in , I would think.

GAWO said...

Oh, this is very nice :-) and I learned a lot tonight

Hildegarde said...

What a difference between then and now. Interesting item, about the clothes too. Do you have a traditional costume too ?

dulce said...

Thank you for sharing. The clothes are bautiful!

peppylady said...

Sorry I don't see the bun but in water I can make out what looks like a person with a hat.

Those clothing sure looks hot.

Thanks for stopping in.

Müge Tekil said...

Hello Dear Marina,

These traditional dresses are so beautiful! And looking so Balkanic!

I visited Piraeus years ago but wasn't aware of your beautiful island. It was a classic Athens - Piraeus trip. If life allows me to travel to Greece again, I will not miss to visit "Koulouri"! :-)

Friendly greetings from Turkey,

Müge

Maria said...

Hallo marina, this was a very interesting post about your island. I liked the picture with the lonewome shepheard best - it's so romantic!
Have a nice week!

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