Aphaia


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Back online again

Finally got internet access again, the hotel has wireless which we can hook into in our room which makes things a lot easier.

We have travelled around so much in the last couple of weeks…been to so many places.

Mycenaean tombs at Thebes
Kabeirion
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Sanctuary of Athena and Gymnasium at Delphi
Monastery of Osios Loukas
Cave of the Lakes
Olympia Archaeological Museum
Museum of the history of excavations at Olympia
Museum of Olympic Games at Olympia
Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia
Temple of Apollo at Bassai
Nestor’s Palace
Chora Archaeological Museum
Castle of Pylos
Pylos Archaeological Museum
Methoni Castle
Acropolis at Sparta
Sparta Archaeological Museum
Museum of the Olive at Sparta
Mystra
Mycenae
Epidaurus
Acrocorinth
Corinth
Corinth Archaeological Museum
Tiryns
Midea
Nemea
Nemea Archaeological Museum
Corinth Canal

Just a few!

We head back to the airport for the flight home on wednesday and its back to the cold world of Glasgow.

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Bassai

Well I finally got to see Bassai, which has a temple of Apollo. This is an unusual temple in the fact that it has a side door. This was so worth the trip. The site has recently been given world heritage status which means there is restoration and conservation going on, plus the temple is covered in what looks like a very large white circus tent. The temple is amazing, I never imagined it would be so big or so impressive. The drive there is beatiful too. This afternoon is going to be spent getting ready for the next stage of our journey down to Pylos where we plan to nose around some castles and the Nestor’s palace. We are staying there a couple of nights before heading to Sparta.


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Olympia

Visited the archaeological site and museum this morning, a lot of work has been done here since I was last here in 2001 so it was really interesting to see. This afternoon we have been to see the two new museums on the history of olympic games and athletics and the history of the excavations. Very cool.

Unlike the temperature…which is rather hot.

Amazingly my legs seem to be tanning.


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Peloponesian Bound

Came over the new bridge from central greece to the peloponnese which was amazing and immense. Decided to visit a cave with lakes in it in the central area and got lost a couple of times on the way there and then again on the way from there to Olympia. oops. The caves were amazing, but you couldn’t take pictures which was a real shame. Found our way eventually to Olympia and actually found the hotel too. They have free internet access hurrah!