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May 24 - June 5
2018
A road trip through ancient Greece



Route:
Athens - Meteora - Corycian Cave - Delphi -
Olympia - Pylos - Methone - Ancient Messene
- Mystras - Sparta - Monemvasia - Navplio -
Epidavros - Argos - Mycenae - Nemea - Koronthos -
Sounio (Poseidon Temple) - Athens


First impression of Athens in the small streets behind my hotel


The Stoa of Attalus in the Agora of Athens


Church of the Holy Apostles


Temple of Hephaestus




Hadrian's Arch
and Acropolis in the background


Temple of Olympian Zeus


Panathenaic Stadium
the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble


The First Cemetery of Athens
A Dutch name






Athens and Acropolis seen from the Areopagus Hill






Many beggars in Athens


famous National Archeology Museum




Aphrodite


Nike flying


Marble group of Aphrodite, Eros and Pan, from Delos


Bronze statue of Emperor Augustus


Stoa of Attalus


Agios Stefanos, Meteora


Monastery of Varlaam


the rocks of Meteora seen from Kalambaka


Monastery of the Holy Trinity


Monastery of Varlaam and the Great Meteoron Monastery


fresh lunch, with Greek cheese filling


Corycian Cave
Pan’s Cave or Corycian Cave, at an altitude of 1.360 m. at the south west
part of Parnassos, was dedicated to the God Pana and the Corycian Nymphs.
The cave was a place that was visited by divine spirits.






Delphi village


birds near my hotel room


Temple A of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Delphi


Treasury of Athens, Delphi


Temple of Apollo, Delphi


Theatre, Delphi


Stadium, Delphi
(not allowed to enter anymore)





Nafpaktos


Statue of Cervantes
In order to commemorate the participation of this great novelist into the
sea battle of Nafpaktos, also known as the battle of Lepanto. This battle
took place in October, 1571 and was decisive for putting an end to the
Turkish naval supremacy.


Rion-Antirion tol Bridge


Olympia




Palaestra, Olympia


Stadium at Olympia




The Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia




moon shaped Voidokilia beach




Navarino Castle ruins






The lovely town Pylos


Methoni's Venetian Fortress




Polylimnio Waterfalls




Theatre of Ancient Messene


Temple of Messene


Stadium of Messene








Mystras: fortress, palace, churches, and monasteries




Monemvasia




Monemvasia swimming area




Eastern wall


Monemvasia castle and a familiar visitor


Agia Sofia Acropolis


Monemvasia


Monemvasia hotel balkony view




sandy beach bay south of Navplio


Epidaurus
Considered to be the most perfect ancient Greek theatre
with regard to acoustics and aesthetics
The theatre has been sporadically used to host major musical
events. In the framework of the Epidaurus Festival, well-known
Greek and foreign actors have appeared, including the Greek
soprano Maria Callas, who performed Norma in 1960 and Médée
in 1961.


Chef salad in Argos


Argos city center during the evening


Lion Gate of the Citadel of Mycenae




Temple of Zeus, Nemea






Stadium of Nemea




Ancient Corinth: Temple of Apollo




Corinth


The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the
Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of
Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably
making the peninsula an island. It is 6.4 kilometres in length and only
21.4 metres wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships.
It now has little economic importance.


Sounio


Temple of Poseidon




The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece
better known by its acronym M-L KKE



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