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Old oil-presses

Oil-Press

  The Oil-Press of Agia Paraskevi is a complex of stone-built buildings that serves as a characteristic sample of exceptional industrial architecture of the early 20th century (1910) on the island.
  Initially, it had been operating as an industrial complex (oil-press and corn-mill) and later on, until 1967, it ran as a community business.
  In 1984, with the support of the Prefecture of Lesvos, it was restored and transformed into a cultural center. The central building was turned into a multi-cultural hall with a 400-seats capacity, the oil storehouses were converted to a Folk-Art Museum while the 11 olives’ storehouses were transformed into modern guest-houses.

This text is cited June 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.


Buildings

Aghia Paraskevi School

  The school building of neoclassical architecture of the early 20th century (1922-30’s) has a rectangular "U" ground-plan shape and shows a perfect symmetry at its openings. The formation of the school-yard area is also very significant.
  The construction of the school building, one of the most attractive on the island, was financed with revenues of the town’s oil-press which today has been transformed into a multi-cultural center.

This text is cited June 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.


Religious monuments

Early Christian basilica at Chalinados

  The remains of this Early-Christian basilica can be found along the main road that connects Ag. Paraskevi with Komi and Pigi. It is believed that this church constituted the nave of a small monastery and dates in the second half of the 6th century A.D.
  The monument was excavated and restored by A. Orlandos in 1937.

This text is cited June 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below.


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