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Traditional Boat Building on Lesvos, Greece

I’m a real fan of tradition. There’s always room to do things a different way, but there’s something about the old ways – tradition, tradition.

Wooden ship building yards are almost gone and discovering traditional wooden boats being built on Lesvos was a real thrill. 

Traditional boat building yards are usually situated right on the waterfront.  And that’s the case on Lesvos, where Takis Psarodelis has been following this ancient craft in Skala Kallonis for over 60 years.  

Boat building on Lesbos, Greece
The strong bow of a traditional wooden boat.

Under a roof, open to the sea air and the shore,  Takis follows old ways using hand tools and traditional designs and methods that have stood the test of time. 

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