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Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851-1911) was born on Skiathos, and after his adult career as a journalist in Athens, he returned in 1908 and died in this house. His nearly 200 short stories and novellas, mostly about Greek island life, assured him a major reputation in Greece, but his rather idiosyncratic style and vernacular language make his work difficult to translate into foreign languages. His house is less a museum than a shrine containing personal possessions and tools of his writing trade. (A statue of Papadiamandis stands in front of the Bourtzi Fortress on the promontory at the corner of the harbor.) And if you want to read some of his stories, look for Tales from a Greek Island (Johns Hopkins University Press).