Month: October 2019

Poros & Hydra

There were 2 islands we wanted to visit: Poros just of the coast and Hydra, a bigger but car free island in the south. Poros is separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m wide sea channel, which we crossed on a little ferry boat. The town of Poros lies just opposite the main land with …

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The volcano island

We explored the volcanic peninsula of Méthana where you still can see the last lava flows of the area. But first we had to do our washing and for this we found a lovely camping, where we stayed directly at the beach for 2 nights (Camping Bekas near Epidavros). Yoga at the beach Spending a …

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@ Corinth

We had to cross the Canal of Corinth to reach the Peloponnese, where we want to spend the next month. Canal of Corinth at night We came up with 4 things we connect with Corinth: – the canal of Corinth – Corinthian columns – the letters of Saint Paul to the Corinthians (New Testament) – …

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Olymp & Meteora

After crossing the Olymp mountain range we reached the truly fascinating landscape of Meteora with its monasteries. Travelling on secondary roads Hairpins on the way up from the sea into the Olymp mountains Famous Olymp mountains in the background Definitely in Greece now Street signs serve as shooting targets Reaching Meteora 6 Monasteries are still …

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Arriving @ Greece

Greece greeted us with a roman play at a historic town and a castle at the sea on a beautiful day. On our way along the coast of the Aegean Sea we visited ancient Dion, a Macedonian city where once Alexander the Great assembled his armies and performed magnificent sacrifices on the eve of his campaign to …

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Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila

Visiting the Rila Monastery was definitely an outstanding experience on our trip through Bulgaria! Rila Monastery is situated in the Rila Mountains, 117 km south of Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River at 1.147m. Already the drive into the valley was beautiful. We passed many restaurants which offer trout from the Rilska River. The monastery …

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@ Plovdiv (Пловдив)

On the way to the mountains of the Balkan we stopped at Plovdiv – the second largest city after Sofia and the cultural capital of Bulgaria – this year even the European Capital of Culture! We had found a little parking just at the beginning of the main shopping street of Plovdiv, so we first …

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