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Lesbos

Lesbos Island (GB)
Lesbos (ES)
Lesbos (F)
Lesbo (I)
Lesbos (PO)
Lesbos Eiland (N)

With 2,135 km² the third largest island Greece (New Mychini) in the Aegean, 600 BC Christians lived on this island at the same time the poets Sappho (after whom Sapphism is the name for same-sex love among women) and Alkäus, from whom many drinking songs and the most well-known saying about wine originate: In vino veritas (in wine there is truth). Charaxos - the brother of Sappho - sailed as a merchant with a shipload of wine to Naukratis in Egypt. Also the philosopher and botanist writing about viticulture Theophrastus (370-287 BC) was born here. The island of Lesbos is best known for its olives with over 13 million olive trees. Wine is also produced, but there is none as POP classified appellations.

Map of Greece - Aegean Islands with Lesbos

Map: Von Pitichinaccio - own work, CC BY 3.0 , link
edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer 2/2018

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