Project Description


East of Anitseo, towards the sea, Kanakides is an abandoned village, though a small distance from it is a well which is regarded as the best in the area, to which people from other villages come to draw water.

A half century ago there were three houses here, though now either empty or mostly ruined. The former inhabitants were good builders, farmers, fishermen and skilled with the olive-press. The families were large and its members long-lived, living a life in nature, and eating their own produce. They had vineyards and kitchen gardens, outdoor ovens, patimata, where they stomped their grapes, animals and threshing-floors worked by mules and donkeys for the wheat and barley they grew. Donkeys brought needed items from Aegina which were not produced in the village. Light was provided during the evenings from both olive and petroleum oil lamps.