Hotel Possidonion

Spetses, Saronic Gulf Islands, 18050, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Spetses

Delphi, Olympia and Hydra

A travel blog entry by alice-patrick

31

... Zanes. Zanes is plural for Zeus. When an athlete was caught cheating he was fined. His fine was used to erect a statute of Zeus, the athlete's name and infraction committed were listed on the pedestal. This was thought to be a deterrent to cheating.

Today the Olympic flame is lit by reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror in front of the Temple of Hera. Using the sun's rays signifies the approval of the gods to host the Olympic Games. For ...

Serifos, (Cyclades) to Hydra, (Saronic Gulf), GR

A travel blog entry by rknepper

19

... and six Orthodox monasteries. Two particularly noteworthy monasteries are Profitis Ilias, founded in the 10th Century, and Ayia Efpraxia. Both are on a hill overlooking the main harbour. The island's Cathedral is the old Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin and sits on the quayside in the town. The Monastery contains the tomb of Lazarus Koundouriotis, the richest sea captain on Hydra, who gave his entire fortune to support the Greek War of ...

Athens

A travel blog entry by analegge

3

On my God. We wake up at 9.30 and hardly have any time to go into Athens. Rushed ashore without even a cuppa and had a coffee in a cafe before getting the hop on hop off to the city. Unfortunately the central city is closed today because of Angela Merkels visit and with riots expected. (And which did happen shortly after we ...

Spetses

A travel blog entry by mozgasban

11

... bogey in our feet, so we went to a bar, which was at the other side of the island. But it was worth to walk on the road next to the sea and see the old buildings. On the way back from the bar two teenage girls on the scooter stopped next to us and asked us in English if we know where the XY club. We did not know, but I so wanted to say that: "Oooh I know that place, but you are in bad luck, that's on another island"

Wednesday
The next day we took the day slow. ...

Famed theater 2500 years old and still in use

A travel blog entry by rnriggins

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... Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnesian peninsula from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former an island. The canal is 6.3 kilometers in length and was built between 1881 and 1893.

The Corinth Canal is considered a great technical achievement for its time. It saves the 400-kilometer-long journey around the Peloponnesus for smaller ships, but since it is only 21 meters wide it is too narrow for modern ...

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