The Lemon Tree Forest
The extensive lemon trade in Greece dates back to before the Revolution. The Lemonodassos, or Lemon Tree Forest in Galatas is comprised of tens of thousands of lemon trees, along with a number of watermills, streams and a small church.
The Lemon Tree Forest has been praised for its unique, visceral beauty by a number of artists, such as novelist Kosmas Politis.
Interestingly, during locust infestations, the local inhabitants would take temporary refuge beneath the wings of the statue of Saint Seraphim until the threat had passed. Some famous taverns also found a home here, such as Kardasi, next to the watermill. Sadly, only a few of these places remain today.