Porto Palace Hotel
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Again, it's been about another week since I've had the chance to write on here. It's crazy how time flies here. There is no rush to doing things, and life moves slowly, but a week still goes by in the blink of an eye. I've been here for three weeks now. It feels like forever, yet no time at all.
One of the most exciting things that has happened this past week is what we would refer to as the Greek Halloween. Here it is called Apokries. It is a two ...
... basics we need to be able to communicate and find our way around, but really I can't wait until I can have a conversation with a local. Going to the open air market is an amazing experience, but it would be so much more enriching if I could actually effectively communicate with the vendors. It's hard with communicating how much of something I want and how much it actually costs. There's a lot of hand motions. Sometimes I think they ...
... some of the original bricks. Walking inside the basilica is was clear that their service had just ended. Nena made it clear this basilica held a relic of St. Dimitrius. From the wall, you can once again see original mosaics and where things were repaired. Its great to see how they recovered the church after the fire. I was really interested to know where the relic was knowing that a relic is usually a body part of some item that ...
... I then spent the next 45 minutes scanning the bush clad mountains for signs of a bear but unfortunately did not spot one.
Other than lots of tunnels, there are lots of tolls! I guess they have to pay for all the tunnels. Still, we have probably done just over 300km and have gone through three toll stations at Euro 2.40 each....so not too bad!
We have also seen a number of signs for ski resorts - never knew you could ski in Greece....amongst the bears!!!
... br> After hiking the Rila mountains in Bulgaria, Olympia seemed like pretty obvious choice, especially for somebody with keen passion for mountain walking. Therefor my firs steps were directed at Litochoro, the starting point for every true mountaineer. I popular tourist destination, Litochoro offers what major mountain towns have. Plenty of hotels, traditional food restaurants and bars, souvenir ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service