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Greek islands travelLeros welcomes the Hoppet

Leros island holidaymakers have been dancing in the street since the arrival of the Hoppet sailing ship. They were joined by local people and Syrian refugees on the harbour at the main port of Lakki for a display of traditional Greek dance. The Hoppet is a wooden-hulled sailboat that is sailing the Greek islands as part of a three-year artist project called 'Meeting the Odyssey'. The 22-metre sailing ship has two masts, eight sails and ten cabins that sleep up to 20 people. On board are actors and entertainers from all over Europe, who stage social and artistic events as they sail to various islands. It is all part of a social and artistic programme that launched in the Baltic Sea in 2014 and arrived in Leros this month where the theatrical crew has been organising workshops a...

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