Travel Blogs from Marathokampos
Tale of two stops.... Weather report: Sunny for Lesbos, showers on Patmos. Temperatures perfect. Lesbos, Greece: Third largest Greek island with 11 MILLION olive trees. What I would like to know is who counted them?? What everyone needs to know about olive trees: Up to the age of 20 years the tree is a twig! At the age of 40-50 years they begin to produce olives, albeit at a slow pace. A really good producer is hundreds of years old! The trees on Lesbos were ...
... Asian standards. Anyway, back to Ephesus. We passed through the gates and after a short stroll were presented with a magnificent vista of the library building. It was truly awesome and with the mountains surrounding it it certainly took your breath away. We spent a couple of hours (not nearly long enough and you could easily spend days there) wandering from place to place and listening to our guides commentary on the various ruins and ...
... area and our guide gave us the history of the different levels of the city as we walked around the trails. Our guide Kennan is very knowledgeable and takes time to tell us a lot about the things we are seeing. It is difficult to take it all in but I notice that a lot of the other tour groups are really breezing through the sites. After Troy we continued on through the mountains and past the centuries old olive groves ...
Later in the day, we went to Patmos, an island that the ancient Romans banished exiles to. The apostle John was banished from Ephesus to Patmos in around AD 95. John wrote the book of Revelation while he was exiled on Patmos. The seven letters to the churches written in Revelation were to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, all in Turkey. We went to the monastery of St. John, ...
... at them! But at the other end of the spectrum there are literally tens of them standing along the road trying to sell me table clothes, and I have to wonder, is this what you dreamed of, is this what you wanted to do with your life? You're 18, you have a life ahead of you, is this it? The state of Greece at the moment makes me sick, young woman with toddlers are begging on the street, families, walking around trying to sell laminated pictures of saints for some dinner.
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