Category: Greece

Greece – Ancient Agora, Museums and a Not-Quite Riot!

Our time in Ancient Corinth at an end, we returned to Athens for two more sunny days of sightseeing before the flight back to the UK. After arriving, we visited the Ancient Agora, which is another site covered by the 5-day pass I mentioned in a previous post, or free for those with a valid […]

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Greece – Acrocorinth; Castle on a Mountain

The Acrocorinth towers over Ancient Corinth; a 575 metre high monolith of sheer rock.  On top is the largest and most impressive castle ruin I have ever visited; an incredible place and very well preserved.  Providing a place for the people of Ancient Corinth to flee for protection in case of invasion, there has been […]

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Greece – Ancient Corinth; in the Apostle’s Footsteps

We started the day with an incredible breakfast at Pegasus Rooms; fruits, different breads, egg, ham, cheese, sweet cakes, Greek yoghurt and honey; all in wonderfully generous portions. After eating, we headed to the Ancient Corinth archaeological site, just a short walk away.  We got there early enough that we had the site practically to […]

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Greece – Athens to Corinth by Train

We travelled by train from Athens Station to New Corinth Station.  Although the staff at Athens Station did not speak English very well, and their English was much better than our Greek, we managed to purchase the correct tickets (20 Euros for both of us, one way) and understand the station at which we needed […]

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Greece – Archaeology, Cats and Student Cards

On our first full day in Greece, we walked into the centre of Athens and planned to visit the archaeological sites.  It was a beautiful, sunny day; cool enough to still require a jacket, but for me certainly the perfect weather to be out and about exploring. We visited first the Library of Hadrian.  Unfortunately, […]

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Greece – Arriving in Athens

Athens is one of the most famous cities in the world; a city that inspires countless images in our minds, especially people (like me) who love history.  If you love ancient history particularly, then Athens is a must-visit destination as there are many, many museums and archaeological sites to explore. Athens is a big city; […]

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Greece – Fair Weather in Winter

Fillia and I got married in May last year.  For various reasons, we decided at the time that we would not take a honeymoon right away.  This was, on reflection, probably not the best idea and I would definitely encourage those of you getting married to book a holiday for after the event.  Go away […]

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