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The day on which this photo was taken the atmosphere contained sand from Africa. This is the reason why the sky has this grey colour.

The port Karlovasi , port view
Extending imposingly on the northwestern side of the island of Samos, and surrounded by verdant villages abound in luxuriant vegatation and beaches with the clearest of waters, sits Karlovassi, the second largest city of the island. A distinct town, seperated in to the port area, the old town of Karlovassi, the middle town, the new and the bay area. This is why the inhabitants speak of their town in plural from Karovasia. Tne opinion for the origin of the name is that it derives from the Turkish words Karli-Ovasi that means snowy valley but since it almost never snows in Karlovasi this opinion does not have many supporters. Author Zafeiriou supports the idea that it was initially named Kariova meaning Ikarian Colony and this later evolved to Karlovasi and Nikos Dimitriou in his book Samian Folklore supports the idea that it derives from the surname Karlovas which is probably the correct interpretation. Karlovassi once was a significant commercial and industrial leather processing centre, with a large volume of exports and much weath.

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10529 W: 23 N: 17936] (111398)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2016-05-15
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-05-22 12:22
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