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... and rest at refuge A. The highlight of the day was definitely the final climb to the peak of Mytikas. From below, the rock scramble to the top of Mytikas looked very daunting and dangerous. The Russian and Estonian guys got chicken and bailed at this point. They decided that it looked far too dangerous to be worth the risky climb to the peak. Without proper climbing gear it is a dangerous climb up a steep rock face (one slip and your mince meat ...
... as I wrote in my previous entry, most people drive up to Prionia and then hike from there, but I decided to hike from Litohoro through the Enippeas valley...you remember that one with the roller costeresque hiking trail that ascends at 60 degree angles just to have an almost equal descent. So, the 12km hike from Liotohoro to Prionia, which is only a total elevation gain of 800m (2625 feet), is actually more like an elevation gain of 2000m due to ...
... rest of Greece. It is easy to see why people made this mountain the source of mythical stories as its weather, its nature and its grandeur lend much to the imagination. Whether or not Zues sat there, I was sitting there now appreciating the effort it took to get there and the effort it was going to take going back down. I will not bore you with the way down, but it was difficult and not what the muscles needed after a long ascent. However once off ...
... das wir anhalten hat ein Abschleppseil, schafft es aber auch nicht. Kaum 5 Minuten später ist bereits das Dritte Auto am Hacken. Schlussendlich hat in der Bauer mit dem Traktor rausgezogen. Es ist erstaunlich wie viel und schnell die Leute helfen wenn man in Not ist.
Apropos, es gibt in Griechenland nicht nur Kreta zum Ferien machen. Hier im Norden gibt es zahlreiche, kilometerlange, fast menschenleere Sandstrände.
Today started bright and early in Vergina, we had an amazing, AMAZING breakfast, with anything under the sun (watermelon, olives, bacon, multiple cheeses and coffee, ohh the coffee!). From here we went to the tomb of Philip II and Alexander IV, this was incredible to say the least.
We couldn't take photos, but we didn't need to to remember it: all the tombs were buried under the Great Tumulus, about four tombs in ...
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