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Travel Blogs from Sparta
Before exploring Mystras we made a quick stop to the historic city of Sparta. Sparta for all you history buffs was home to the Spartan soldiers, who were held in awe by their fellow Greeks for their ferocious, disciplined and self sacrificing battle style. Mystras: In 1249, the Frankish ruler, William II built a strong fortress atop ...
... get closer to Kalamata, there is a new toll road being constructed and Joffrey shows us we are not on a road. It then directs us toward another road which is labelled OLD ROAD. So we take it, trusting Joffrey again. The road is ok then smaller and smaller as it is cut into the sides of the mountains. There are constant switch backs and tiny villages and the speed we averaged would have been about 30 or 40 km/hr. the views along the road were ...
INTERESTING VILLAGES WORTH TO VISIT.
This little village of
Xirokambi that I chose to stay should be considered a great starting point if
you plan visiting Mani and the round area. It seems the perfect place for
hiking, mountain climbing or strolling in nature.
We have been told that
it attracts many naturalists ...
... have stood, one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World)
- Saw THE original Olympic Stadium and ran around in it!
- Had spanakopita and frappes in modern Olympia
- Left for Athens
GREAT week! I made lots of friends and memories, and saw more ancient ruins and beautiful sites than I could even process in such a short about of time. I'm really looking forward to our second class trip to Northern Greece towards the end of the semester!
... rocks standing alone like stalagmites (as all 9 monasteries do). Next was the Moni Agiou Nikolaou Anapafsa where we saw more frescoes painted on the walls and ceiling of the church. The paintings are all still in good condition with rich colours after hundreds of years. By the time we left the monastery it was pouring with rain and you couldn't see the rocks at all so we headed back to the hotel to wait for it to ...