Travel Blogs from Diakofto
We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
We’re on the road again.
A very comfortable bus. We’re
driving through the huge mountain range through central Greece.
We stopped at a workshop where they make icons for the Greek
Orthodox Church. They first make the
canvas they paint on by using very fine cotton cloth and coat it with paste,
plaster and some other common ingredients.
They sand it till its smooth, ...
... not enough time to see it all. There is both a Turkish mosque and a Christian church inside the walls as well as a huge main square.
Next stop was a popular beach area at Zaharo where we stopped for a swim and lunch. It was quite curious when a man was walking his dog on the beachfollowed by his sheep.
Headed off then for our drive to Patras to meet the Superfast Ferry to Bari, Italy which was our accommodation for the night.
... t say enough.
Arriving in Kalavryta we inquired about the train schedule, only to discover the train workers were on strike, which we are finding is frequent in Greece. Trains are running tomorrow, maybe, but no one was certain. We toured the little town and decided to move on and drive the gorge road to Diakofto. The gorge was a deep, with ...
... paved main street leading to the harbor, all under the shadow of a medieval castle up on the acropolis. The archaeological dig and the construction of the museum were done under the auspices of some professors from Chicago and there progeny. A connection to the old US of A.
We drove down to the new city to view the canal. Modern Corinth is an industrial port town with a lot of traffic. Not much to look at so we headed up ...