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Photos: Heraklion

Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | Photo Gallery

Heraklion
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Heraklion

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [439]

I'm have to bid a reluctant farewell to mainland Greece today. There's a lot more still to see, but I'm rapidly running out of time to visiting Europe. I have to get up at a shocking 6 in the morning to catch a bus to Athens for a flight. Heraklion ... Read more >

Tags: crete, greece, heraklion, knossos, minoan


Photos: Nafplio

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Nafplio
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Mycenae

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | Views [357]

Mycenae is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the archaeological site of an ancient Greek civilisation. During the bronze age, sometime in the 2nd millennium BC, Mycenae was one of the major military powers of Greece. Their pre-eminence is such that, ... Read more >


Nafplio

Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | Views [329]

It's apparently not possible to travel further south into the Peloponnese on a Sunday and the thought of staying for another day in Olympia was just too painful. So I decided to head to Nafplio, which the involves going back to Corinth, where I came ... Read more >

Tags: greece, nafplio


Photos: Olympia

Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Olympia
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Opening Ceremony in Olympia

Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Views [410]

I got up fairly early to get the bus from the centre of Corinth to the Isthmus bus station, only to find out that the buses to Olympia were full up and the next available seat was 12, a wait of 2.5 hours. The bus station is only a 5 minute walk to the ... Read more >


Photos: Corinth

Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Corinth
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Corinth

Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [901]

  Corinth, home of the ancient city state of the same name. There's actually 2 Corinths. Ancient Corinth, the original site was destroyed in the earthquake of 1858 and New Corinth was built after this, in and around the ancient Corinth.  ... Read more >

Tags: acrocorinth, corinth, greece, walk


Photos: Port Sounion

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Port Sounion
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Athens - Day 6 - Temple of Sounion

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [350]

It's my last day in Athens and I don't want to do anything too strenuous ahead of a blitz through Peloponnese. So it's another day trip. This time to Port Sounoin to see the Temple of Poseidon. Actually, I suspect it's only going to be a halfway trip, ... Read more >

Tags: athens, greece, sounion, temple of poseidon


Photos: Delphi

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Delphi
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Athens - Day 5 - Delphi

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | Views [1131]

Today, I'm heading out to Delphi to see the ancient site of the Oracle. OK, it's not exactly Athens, more than 3 hours out in fact. The ancient Greek world considered Delphi a sacred site, an important  a site of worship of Apollo. Delphi is also ... Read more >

Tags: apollo, athens, delphi, greece, unesco


Athens - Day 4 - Exploring Syntagma Area

Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [412]

It's the fourth day in a row of temperatures in the mid 30s. My plan revolves around doing as much as I can to justify being in Athens. Then as little as I can to justify leaving the lovely cool air condition piece of heaven that is my hotel room.... Read more >

Tags: athens, greece, kerameilkos, panathinaikos, parliament


Photos: Athens

Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

Athens
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Athens - Day 3 - Acropolis and The Ancient Stuff

Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Views [1529]

It's a Saturday today and it's only now occurred to me that my plan to do the Acropolis on a weekend was a huge mistake. So I'm resolved to get up as early as possible to get to the Acropolis for the 8am opening time. Imagine my happiness when I get ... Read more >

Tags: acropolis, agora, athens, greece, hadrians library, museums, scams, temple of zeus, unesco


Athens - Day 2 - Museums and Wolves

Saturday, 21 Jul 2012 | Views [342]

I've decided to visit a couple of museums first instead of going straight to the Acropolis. By visiting the museums, seeing the exhibits and learning about the exhibitions, hopefully it'll put some of the archaeological sites in perspective. So ... Read more >


Athens - Day 1 - Welcome to Athens

Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | Views [705]

I still can't make up my mind about the transportation system in Turkey. There is something like 10,000km worth of railway tracks in the country and none of it goes anywhere I want to go. The only way to get from Çanakkale to Istanbul is by a 6-7 hour ... Read more >

Tags: athens, bus, canakkale, istanbul, turkey

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