Paradisiakos Xenonas Maria
Travel Blogs from Arachova
... dumps you into the entrance to the ruins. I, once again, took my time admiring the ruins with my pal, Ethan, and continually had to convince myself that I was actually there seeing what I was seeing. I have visited the temple of Apollo where the Oracle sniffed her vapors, did her dance, sang her song, and advised the senate members of Ancient Greece. There were also a ton of french tourists ...
... Bay of Itea.
We then visited the Delphi Archaeological Museum.
We had lunch at the town of Itea on the Bay. It guards access to the sanctuary of
Delphi. We had real calamari which was
delicious. The ice cream was ...
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, ...
... the rock formations. Apparently a hermit community (is that an oxymoron) of cave dwellers began to build and and in business parlance, the hermits merged and the first monastery evolved. The Megalo Meteoro was built in 1335 on top of a 1750 foot pinnacle. Subsequently 23 other monasteries were built and today 13 remain.
Meteora is described as "rocks in the air" and is ...
... 52.30 euros ($A69.60) on road tolls. Our time on the toll roads was spent travelling at 130 kms and cars just whizzed past us.Whilst not on toll roads however we learnt that Greeks have absolutely no problem passing on hills and hairpin bends and fully expect you to do the same. In fact they get angry of you don't! At times on a narrow two lane road 4 cars are trying to fit instead of 2. It was ...