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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part III

Over the next several days we continue to explore different section of Greece seeing more ancient places along side modern. In this section of the trip we stay in Olympia right near the train station. Afterwards we head north to leave Dytiki Ellada but we first stop in Patra Greece for lunch and visit a very old Cathedral and right next to it the more modern Basilica; both of which where just fantastic on the inside. We then cross the Rion-Antirion Bridge on our way to Delphi where we spend a couple of days and the hotel had some wonderful views. The ruins and museum here are also fantastic. We then head north on a very unusual place, the Monasteries of Meteora. Here monks have built over time some very unique places “HIGH” on top on vertical rocky outcroppings. They allow visitors in a few of them where you see some of the oldest Greek Orthodox painted churches that have even been scared by old battles that took place on these secluded locations. After that we return to Athens to continue of tour; this time on a small cruise ship!!!

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Olympia, Greece


Olympia (Ολυμπία)

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St Andrew’s Cathedral
Patra, Greece


St Andrew’s Basilica


Rion-Antirion Bridge


Delphi (Δελφοί)


Delphi, Greece

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Delphi (Δελφοί)


Delphi (Δελφοί)

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Monasteries of Meteora

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Posted by on 04/30/2007 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part II

We finally leave Athens and head initially south to the Temple of Poseidon. We then head back north and cross the Corinth Canal to Peloponnisos. Here we see the Temple of Apollo, Mycenae Line Gate and ruins and the Beehive Tombs, the Amphitheater of Epidaurus, then onto Nafplio where we see the Bourtzi Fortress and then pass though Mikine / Mykhnia on our way to Dytiki Ellada.

It so amazing to see so much ancient history that you studied as a child in person like this.


Temple of Poseidon


Corinth Canal


Temple Of Apollo
At Corinth


Mycenae Lion Gate


Mycenae
Below Visitor Center


Beehive Tombs


Amphitheater at Epidaurus


Bourtzi Fortress
Nafplio, Greece


Nafplio, Greece


Mikine/Mykhnai Greece

 
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Posted by on 04/28/2007 in World Tour

 

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2007: Greece

In the past I have waited to start a new blog entry until I was ready to start an associated trip report topic; but, I’ve decided that is a mistake so here is my most recent adventure I just got back from this weekend. This vacation was NOT about trains in away way shape or form but you know if you have a camera in your hand and your half way around the world and there is something train related right in front of you well…

 
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Posted by on 04/24/2007 in RRAdventures

 

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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part I

We reach our 25th entry on the Travelers’ Century ClubCountry List” on April 24, 2007 when we arrive in Athens, Greece (via a stop over in Germany). We spent until April 27 right in Athens seeing most of the major ruins and a few trains too; but that’s another story…


Acropolis


Temple of Hephaestus


Tower of the Four Winds


Odeon of Herodes Atticus


Stoa of Eumenes


Olympic Stadium Games in 1896


Panagia Hrysospiliotissa
Chapel of our Lady of the Cavern


Ancient Agora


Theatre of Dionysus


Temple of Zeus

 
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Posted by on 04/24/2007 in World Tour

 

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