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... thou many tunnels and toll roads. And saw everything all in one drive. The Ionian Sea, a lake that sounds very simular to Rotorua, electricity factories that work with red coal. Olive Groves, Orange Groves All the glass houses of Elis which provides 90% of Athens strawberries and other fruit, veg. There is a real mix of living conditions from simular to island conditions to beautiful villa's and here we are now in the land of the Gods, Zeus province of ...
... a four year degree in winemaking. This winery, Brintzis, also works with the university on exxperimental wines as well as micro brews of beer. There was a huge arson forest fire in the Peloponnese in 2007 - the grapes from the harvest had a smoky taste. We saw a room of French oak barrels with 2007 wine - they are hoping that all these years in the barrels will change the flavor to oak! After the wine tasting we went to a nearby village Lantzoi ...
... BC. It later became the city of Mycenae with a fortified citadel and surrounding settlement. These walls were 13m high and 7m thick and many still exist. The ancient Greeks believed they must have been built by a Cyclops - one of the giants described in the 'Odyssey'.! Me thinks whoever built them must have been mighty strong. The lion gate is impressive as is the back exit with the huge blocks ...
... we moved on to the BB King Blus Club Bigband concert which was also fantastic. I guess now, after having eaten too much, enjoyed a feast of music and planned what is to happen the next day, it was time to quit for the day, before doing to touristy thing in Ancient Olympia. What a life!!
We arrived in Port at Katakolon, a coastal port of Greece, approximately 30kms from Ancient Olympic at approx 8am 13 July 2014. It was a ...
... of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, held here every four years beginning in 776BC.
The Olympic Games demonstrate the lofty ideals of Hellenic humanism: peaceful and loyal competition between free and equal men prepared to surpass their physical strength in a supreme effort, with their only ambition being the symbolic reward of an olive wreath.
We enjoyed a beautiful drive through the countryside to the ...