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... very funny. They were these two gorgeous sisters in their 80s who had moved to Berri in S.A. in 1958 and lived there and then moved to Adelaide when their children went to Uni. They were back in Greece visiting a cousin. We had a lovely chat to them and they were so happy that we were from Australia too!
I remembered some of the coastline from when I passed through nearly 40 years ago. We ...
... 14th century.
There are many refugees who live in this area as a result of the truce between Turkey and Greece in 1923. Thousands of Greeks living in Turkey were repatriated to Greece as were Turks sent back to Turkey who had been living in Greece. Thousands of these Greeks settled in Kavala and formed whole communities of refugees. This still seems fresh in the minds of the native Greeks.
It was a beautiful, interesting day.
... present day Turkey). It was named after Philip II of Macedon, father or Alexander the Great. Originally a Greek city, it became an important Roman colony after a battle involving Brutus and Cassius in 42. In Philippi, as with Tarsus and Thessalonica, townspeople were declared free Roman citizens, with no taxes, self rule and pride in their elite status. Most Philippians followed religious cults linked to a variety of Greek and Roman gods. The Jewish community there was ...
Morning.... Not too shabby a view from our balcony!
The mountains were formed by... Mmm ... Some process I can't remember but they are truly spectacular. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes and are one of the unique landforms of Europe. They tower of the town of Kalambaka and sitting atop is the monastery we will visit today.
We began our day by visiting some of the living monasteries and viewing the extraordinary collection of priceless ...
There has been a very large tomb discovered near Amphipolis. Archaeologist date it to the time of Alexander the Great and think it might be his tomb but no evidence has been discovered yet to confirm the claim.
News Reports on the Archaeological Discovery:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/08/ 27/alexander-great-era-tomb-will-soon-r ...