Aleko's PageAleko Damaskinos has become a very good friend of mine in the very short time that I have been on Corfu. He has a wealth of interesting information about the history, culture and Flora and Fauna of the Island. With his much appreciated permission I will be sharing some of his stories and factual pieces on this page.
Aleko was Born in Corfu and after attending the primary and secondary school on the island went to Edinburgh in 1966 to obtain the necessary A-levels for admission to a University. At Napier University he studied electrical and electronic engineering and later pure mathematics. Aleko then Worked as a consultant electrical engineer in Edinburgh and later, after completing a PhD degree was a lecturer of mathematics in Edinburgh, London (Queen Mary College), Ireland (Trinity College, Dublin), University of Phoenix, Arizona USA, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He Returned to Corfu where he became a tourist guide and a specialist guide for walking tours which included wild flower identification, especially the wild orchids.During the winters he teaches mathematics privately, Greek language to foreign students and offers English-Greek-English translation services.
Aleko also hosts a Facebook group “Only Corfu Society”
A short anthology with snippets of poetry, prose and history about Greece and her people…
The wild orchids like all wildlife are suffering a catastrophic decline or even extinction in their natural habitats.
We commence by describing the Corfu carnival with the following publication in the literary section
This church was decorated with sculptures and a mosaic floor and was the largest basilica in Greece.
The ancient Greeks apart from the twelve Gods of Olympus also believed in minor Gods and Goddesses. Amongst these were the “NYMPHS”. The sea “NYMPHS” called “NERAIDS” were beautiful young girls who sat, walked, danced or ran on top of the waves.