Travel Blogs from Kastráki
... a little blob of tomato sauce, then they bought out salad, chicken and veges and watermelon, which I felt wasteful not eating, luckily I was at a table of boys and they cleaned it up for me. We went for a little walk around the hotel at the sun was going down and found these two little buildings which I think they much use as chapels and they lit up while we were there which was really pretty. Everyone hung out outside for a bit since it had cooled down and we went to bed at about ...
... located in rather remote places, but these take that to an extreme. As the Byzantine Empire's reign over the region began to cede to the Ottoman Turks, the monks needed to relocated to these inaccessible perches to avoid destruction by the Turks. While today one can drive close to each of the six existing monasteries (historically there have been as many as 30 here with these six remaining) their position originally meant that they held an almost unassailable position atop ...
... occupation (sure, the Turks paid for all of the engineering feats in the area, but it was Greeks who built them) and political stalemate with the emergence of a state in Macedonia (how can they change the facts? Alexander was Greek!). Without a doubt, Bill was much, much more exorcised about events that happened long ago in the past (occupation by Turks and battles with Makedonia) than by the present-day politics and hardship brought on by austerity ...
... then decided to go have some lunch while we decided which we preferred, lunch was at a cafe right on the town square where a very Greek mumma with little english served us.... we managed between us with our broken greek to order and I didn't mention it to the others cos I didn't want to put them off their lunch but as she delivered our meals I noticed her fingernails were flithy... yuk.. no wonder GJ ended up feeling ill later that day ...
... his son Alexander the Great. The columns that made up this circular building were Ionic. In simple terms they had scrolley bits at the top rather than plain!! This, me thinks was equivalent to the VIP area!!
All that is standing on the site where the Temple of Zeus used to be is a very large (very new looking!) Doric column. Angela explained how one of the wonders of the ancient world, the statue of Zeus towered over the entrance of this once magnificent ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking