Meteora, Greece. July 2014

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July 26, 2014 Last night D. and I drove from Delphi to Kastraki so that we could start our day at the Meteora early in the morning. We stayed at the Doupiani House, which was a nice and comfortable hotel with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Please don’t expect an extraordinary customer service and neither fast-speed internet, but if you’ve got a room with the view, who needs the internet?! Meteora, which means “suspended in the air” is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the second largest and most important Greek Orthodox monastery complex in Greece, after Mount Athos. The mountains of Meteora became the place of refuge in the 9th …

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Delphi, Greece. July 2014

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July 25, 2015 Today, D. and I started our road trip around Greece and on our first day, we planned to visit 3 places: Thiva (also called Thebes) – the birthplace of Hercules and Dionysus, once the most powerful city-state in Greece Delphi – one of the most famous and influential places of Ancient world, where Oracle of Delphi prophesied the future of the kings Thermopylae – where the infamous battle of 300 Spartans with the army of Persian king Xerxes I took place in 480 BC. This historical event served as a plot for the “300” movie by Zac Snyder. Night we planned to spend in Kalabaka, at the foothill …

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