The Greek-Australian, Konstantinos Kalimnios, is the author of the book, KALYPSO 1820 – The secret garden unveiled, which will be available in the coming days. With his book, Kalimnios intends to honor the island of his ancestors, Leipsoi, known also as Kalypso. The book is dedicated to his dearest grandmother Eleni Makri Bayanou who died two years ago at 95.
Leipsoi is an island south of Samos and to the north of Leros in Greece. It is well serviced with ferries passing between Patmos and Leros and on the main route for ferries from Piraeus. Lipsi or Lipsous is a small group of islets in the northern part of the Dodecanese near the islands of Patmos and Leros. Leipsoi is a municipality, part of the Kalymnos regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region.
The book narrates a story that takes the reader 289 and more years back in time. Many old stories revive, through the truths of the ancestors, their triumphs and their defeats, their political beliefs, the family disputes, love and hate, in times of war and peace.
The idea for the book was born a summer night on the island of Leipsoi in 1991, when Kostantinos was there for vacation. After 22 years the book is ready to reveal its secrets.