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Heraklion

GREECE | Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | Views [479]

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


Nafplio

GREECE | Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | Views [360]

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


Corinth

GREECE | Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | Views [942]

  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


Athens - Day 6 - Temple of Sounion

GREECE | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | Views [386]

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


Athens - Day 5 - Delphi

GREECE | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | Views [1183]

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

GREECE | Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | Views [437]

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


Athens - Day 3 - Acropolis and The Ancient Stuff

GREECE | Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | Views [1608]

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


Going Greek in Selcuk

TURKEY | Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | Views [886]

It's been 5 days in Istanbul and what a wonderful city it is. Having done all the tourist things, I still felt there was plenty more to do and see. Alas it's time to move on because the other places I want to see are Canakkale and Selçuk. Neither are ... Read more >

Tags: ephesus, greece, selcuk, unesco



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