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THE CAVE OF ANTARTIS AND THE “HOLE OF PIGEON” AT XIROLIMNI VILLAGE

Twelve kilometers away from the city of Kozani,in the area around the village of Xirolimni,there are two caves embellishing the foothills of Askio (or Kagiapasi,as the mountain called by the locals). The cave of Antartis and the “hole of pigeon”, characterized as “secret treasures” by the residents, who actually testify the existence of these holes […]

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Krokos Kozanis. Saffron, The Golden Blooming Path of Kozani

Kozanis’s Saffron, called the “Gold” of Greek earth, was among the most popular and valuable spices of ancient civilizations, for its flavor, color, pharmaceutical and aphrodisiac properties. Used by Cleopatra as a cosmetic, by ancient Phoenicians as an offer to Goddess Astarte, Homer mention Krokos in his writings, while we still find it in The […]

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