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The sponge guy of Santorini

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The sponge guy of Santorini

Has anybody seen 'Abzorba the Greek' recently? He used to sell sponges that he'd dived for himself in various spots around Santorini each summer. I haven't seen him this trip, and wondered if the job got too much for him.

His top-quality sponges are great, by the way. He once sold me one that he assured me would last a lifetime, and it's still in good shape after 15 years.

He looks like this: flickr.com/photos/…

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1. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

I may be mistaken but I seem to remember reading several years ago that all his sponges actually came from Turkey.

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2. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

Yah, he mentioned he got them from various places but not around Santorini. He just sold them there. And hopefully still does.

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3. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

Kalymnos island has many sponges, isnot from turkey is from kalymnos.

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4. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

he sell sponges in fira , frondside of atlantis hotel, but I havenot see him this summer.

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5. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

I've seen him also in Perissa and Kamari, wherever there are lots of customers. Never in the same place twice.

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6. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

i haven't seen him last couple years he used to be in Kamari first time i saw him. and also next to Atlantis.. i will ask when we are there this year.

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7. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

No worries. I found him outside the Minoan ruins in Akrotiri, still spinning yarns.

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8. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

Hmmm, nice post and picture shared. Thank you very much for providing this information.

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9. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

Just got back last Tuesday and he was in Kamari last week!!

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10. Re: The sponge guy of Santorini

He seems to have lost weight and otherwise looks as though he's been taking care of himself, so we can look forward to a steady supply of sponges and stories for years to come, I believe.