My Town : Kalymnos, Dodecanese, Greece : A visit of 2nd Lyceum of Kalymnos to Bathys – by the archaeologist mr. Michael Koutellas.
At 1815 post Christ was abbot of the monastery Galatiani someone called father Makarios
In the original oil pressure room there is a roller mill in which we can find in the hills in there to put the olives in a row and went to the press to compress.
Because they could not have animals and necessarily alternated to move all that weight, took the olives and put them in a large wooden box, but in the early 20th century, it replaced with other objects. This stone was with olives and together they made a liquid drink.
Then they put them in bags that were made of goat hair for leave to pass the juice and make the oil. So taking the bags with drink and fermented olives when they did this back and forth he went back and compress, but when it reached a point was not enough to force these people only hands to compress further, there were other people here who roamed this vertical axis and grew strength. ALL these are traditional items used in the old days to ease the lives of mankind.
You can see the place and here in greek the same things we here describe to you.
We thank the students of 2nd Lyceum of Kalymnos (Psiliani) for giving us these videos from their excursion in Bathys, Kalymnos.
Also, we thank mrs. Tsirigoti Georgia, helped them in this work and Mr Michael Koutellas, who teaches us in a so exciting way to learn our island’s history.