Guess what turned 137 years old today?
I can just imagine what it must have felt like for my great great grandfather, Nicholas George Sarryiannakis to place the final stone stamp on the reconstruction of his two beautiful castles! 1866 marked a difficult year for Lesbians as an earthquake leveled most houses! Legend, oral myth or just stories from my father and uncle tell me that my great great grandfather was out in the fields when the earthquake happened. A stone structure fell on one of his legs and from that day on he walked with a limp. He was a farmer and an "emboriki," which means he did business back and forth with Asia Minor - "The Turks!" For obvious reasons, I am not showing you the manse or castle on the internet! It's quite an impressive - "this old house"! There are two headstones for two houses that were reconstructed for Nicholas George's girls. They were the girls' prikas (dowries)! Our family is blessed to have one of the properties still in the family. It's a national treasure and if you come to Ipsilometopo and drink the water then you surely shouldn't miss a stroll by the castle!