Hotel King Minos
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Today, we leave Athens and head south for the Peloponnese crossing the Corinth Canal. This is quite a spectacular manmade canal to provide a shortcut for shipping. It is 90 metres deep to sea level, 9 metres deep below sea level but only 25 metres wide so it is a very narrow channel.
Next we moved onto Epidauros where we visited the best …
We are loving learning about ancient Greek history on this tour!
Today we started off by exploring the ruins of Ancient Eleusis. (It was the center for religious devotion from the Mycenaean period.) We also visited the small museum with artifacts from the ancient sight. It was very interesting.
From there we went …
Words of the day!
Nehro (neh-row) – Water
Patatae (pah-ta-tay) -Potatoes
Phrases of the day:
Posso costeeze? (po-so cos-tee-vee)- What is the price?
Delphi eeneh orea (Delphi eh-neh o-ray-ah) – Delphi is beautiful!
Day 3 in Greece has been the most beautiful so far. We began the morning at 7 am, boarding a ...
... sauce, but I'm sure that time will come. I immediately fell in love with our next stop, Delphi. Home of the temple of Apollo and what the Greeks considered the 'navel' or the centre of the country ( or universe if you asked someone here), Delphi is a very small town/village with two short roads full of little cafes and deli's overlooking the gulf of Corinth with picturesque mt parnassus in the background- it was exactly what we imagined Greece to be like ...
... olive tree on Crete which is a major tourist attraction. We also noticed many shrines and passed by areas of poverty, which Maria explained are the gypsy communities. We noticed less English on the signs too.
Finally, around 7:00pm we arrived at our hotel (Hotel Orfeus) in Kalambaka, which is the city that lies at the base of Meteora. From our wraparound balcony we could see some of the rocks of Meteora.