Stone Wine Presses

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Stone Wine Presses

Back in the Byzantine age, shipping, marine architecture, commerce, sponges and viniculture, constituted rich sources for the Symians. Viniculture developed in a higher grade and was generated mainly white wine, which was of a higher quality, according to Geographers and misc sightseers who passed by. However, it was only a few years ago that researcher Sarantis Kritikos (1992), marked more than 120 stone wine presses all over the island in several areas, whose architecture expand from the first tries of construction using monoliths, till the closed ones in the end of the 18th aeon, when viniculture stops.

Today 11 stone wine presses have been reconstructed using the fallen authentic rock-parts of theirs at Kourkouniotis area, where a visit through the stunning cypress forest is really a unique experience.