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Arrive Gokceada for a stay of two weeks, my camera ran out from the first day, and I am compelled to take pictures with the Casio Exilim of my daughter !

Kalekoy village on the island of Gokceada :
Older name is Kastro (Κάστρο) (Latin and Greek for castle). Located on the north-eastern coast of island, there is an antique castle near the village. Kalek騽 also has a small port which was constructed by the French Navy during the occupation in the First World War, and is now used for fishing-boats and yachts.

The island of Imbros (Turkish G闥蔒ada or Imroz, Ίμβρος / Imvros in Greek) is, with its neighbor Tenedos, one of the few Turkish islands in the Aegean. Its name in Turkish means Island of the blue sky. It is located near the entrance of the Dardanelles Strait to the north of Lesvos and Lemnos is. It has an area of 286.84 km . Locations: G闥蔒ada (capital, formerly Panagia Palomeni) Kalekoy (formerly Kastro), Derek騽 (formerly Skhinoudi) Tepek騽 (formerly Agridia) Bademli (formerly Glik), Zeytinli (formerly Hagia Theodora), Ugurlu (formerly Livounia). The island has nearly 9,000 permanent inhabitants, but triples during the summer, especially in Istanbul vacation.

The inhabitants of the island to join the revolt of the Ionian cities in the early fifth century BC. BC against the Persian empire. During the Median wars Imbros is a stop on the Athenian fleet and is part of the Delian League to the peace Antalcidas. It was conquered by the Romans in 129 BC. AD. In its vicinity, Lucullus destroyed part of the fleet of Mithridates VI in 73 BC. AD
Under the Byzantine Empire in the sixth century the Emperor Justinian I to renovating ports and lanterns. The Arab pirates ravaging the 670, 674 and 678, taking the entire population into slavery. Fallow, Imbros became a haven for outlaws, deserters and evaders, regularly conscripted into the navy Byzantine galleys. She gradually became repopulated. Conquered by the Crusaders in 1203, retaken by the Byzantines in 1235, occupied by the Genoese in 1355, taken by the Venetians in 1377, Imbros was conquered by Mehmet II in 1462. In the early twentieth century, the island had 12,000 inhabitants, all Greeks. At last count, it had 8,875 inhabitants, almost all Turkish or declared as such. Indeed, because of its strategic proximity compared to the Dardanelles, Imbros was maintained by the pressure of the Agreement, under the sovereignty of Turkey, both in 1913 when most of the islands of the Aegean became Greek in 1923 by the Treaty of Lausanne, despite the wishes of its people so completely h幨lenophone. The latter was exiled in Greece over the Greek-Turkish crisis, the vexations of the administration, and colonization by Turks (some from Greece).
(wikipedia)

Theme G闥蔒ada, Turquie

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