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Gene torun sevdası ağır bastı, buralara vakit ayıramadım. Ege adalarından devam etmek istiyorum. Çoğunuz biliyorsunuzdur, Yunanlar da Türkler gibi tavla meraklısı. Oyuncular oyuna öyle yoğunlaşmışlar ki, göz kontağını yalnızca duvardaki deniz kızı ile kurabildim.

I want to continue with the Aegean islands. The Greek men are fond of playing backgammon just like the Turkish men. The players were so much concentrated on their game that I was only able to get in eye contact with the mermaid on the wall.

The island Leros is 74 square kilometres (29 sq mi) and has a coastline of 71 km (44 mi). The municipality includes the populated offshore island of Farmakonisi (pop. 10), as well as several uninhabited islets, including Levitha and Kinaros, and had a 2011 census population of 7,917, although this figure swells to over 15,000 during the summer peak. It is known for its imposing medieval castle of the Knights of Saint John possibly built on a Byzantine fortress. Nearby islands are Patmos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, and the small islands of Agia Kyriaki and Farmakos. In ancient times it was considered the island of Parthenos Iokallis and linked to the Hellenistic and Roman literature on Meleager and the Meleagrides. The administrative center and largest town is Agia Marina, with a population of 2,672 inhabitants. Other sizable towns are Lakkíon (pop. 1,990), Xirókampos (908), Kamára (573), and Álinda (542).

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