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May 24 - June 5
A road trip through ancient Greece

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


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)


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


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 swimming area

Eastern wall

Monemvasia castle and a familiar visitor

Agia Sofia Acropolis


Monemvasia hotel balcony view

Karathona, sandy beach bay south of Navplio

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


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.


Temple of Poseidon

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

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