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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 …
... I had the pleasure of actually understanding the foreign languages that I was hearing (as opposed to my exposure to Greek).
We finished our day by driving out to another neighboring city, Amfissa, and making a small trek up a mountain to visit some sort of ancient cave. It was pretty cool (literally and figuratively) inside and a few of my pictures, in some odd way, remind me of ...
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 ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...