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This last week in Greece we have spent at the ESCAPE Conference in Porto Carras Resort. It is located in the Macedonia Region where there are 3 peninsulas. It is a popular destination for Greeks vacationing. The G8 Summit and the European Summit were held at this resort a few years ago, very nice resort!
I mentioned that I was to go on a tour to the Mt Athos (around it, not to it!) but we quite literally missed the boat and didn't ...
Saturday May 28th …today we are traveling from Skiathos to Thessaloniki….the ferry to Volos left Skiathos at 2:15 pm, so we had to catch a ride from the hotel down to the bus stop , then caught a bus to the port to catch the ferry. The ferry ride took 2.5 hours and was really nice…once we got to Volas we had to find the bus station, we asked about 5 different people and got 5 different directions. Finally we came across 2 English girls who were coming from the ...
I am going to do a boat tour around Mt Athos on Tuesday while Dave is at his conference. I spoke with a few people at the opening reception about the experience. They allow no women at the Mt and men must have special permission to visit. So I decided to find out more ...
... just by way of their sex, and the site is dedicated to the preservation of the memory of the Virgin Mary!
The peninsula of Mount Athos has a wall stopping anyone from entering by road and has always been cut off from the rest of Greece, making it effectively a private island. The monks are not answerable to Greek Law or taxes, but run their community through their own Abbots, and so effectively as much an independent country as the ...
... Strangely, this is a very touristic city and we couldn't take the special visa to mount Athos because the Pilgrim's office was closed (it closes at 13h!!). We visited a castle in Ouranopoli and came back to Stratoni by bus. We cycled from This place to Olimpiada by sunset time and under the rain. As the other day we reach our final destination complitely wet!
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