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Sightseeing

The Sights on the way to Gythio

Sounds great.

The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a large peninsula and region in southern Greece, forming
the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. In ancient time, The Peloponnese played
an important role in the Greek Culture.

So now there are many cities and museums to visit.

Starting from ancient Corinth ,

Corinth Roman Fountain

Corinth Roman Fountain


Corinth Street

Corinth Street

Then to Mycenae and Epidaurus

Lion Gate

Lion Gate

Agamemnon Tomb

Agamemnon Tomb

Ancient Theatre of Epidaures

Ancient Theatre of Epidaures

From there Nafplio , a popular destination among the Athenians, is very close. With the
historical Bourtzi that was turned into a prison during the Ottoman times

Nafplio - Nisaki

Nafplio - Nisaki


The medieval Castle with its 999 steps at the top of the hill. Thankfully you can skip the steps
and drive to the entrance of the Castle.

Note:
I think its closed on Sundays.

From Nafplio you are only 2 hours away from Gytheio.

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Delphi

Day Trip from Athens to the Archealogical Museum of Delphi

One of the most popular and worth visiting, archealogical sights is Delphi.
(2.5 h ~ 180 Km from Athens)

With the temple of Apollo , the theatre and of course the Oracle.

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In the archealogical museum of Delphi , one of the most important
museums of Greece, and with only 9 euro (!!) you can see , the history of the
Famous Oracle of Ancient times .

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Dining In Athens

A few fun tips!

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I found these tips and i thought it would be fun to share :

For people not familiar with Greek dining, here are some practices one should be aware of:

~ Typically all taxes and service charge are included in the menu pricing. But you may add tips on your own

~ Do not expect sides such as veggies or potato on the entree dish, unless the menu describes them.

~Tap water in Athen restaurants is drinkable, even in small mom & pop places

~ Real local eateries have small interior space, but by dinner time, they add more tables on the sidewalk. Be prepared to dine outdoor in the elements and under street lights. Many outstanding foods are served in minimum decor or ambience

~Local joints seldom take credit card.(!!!)

~When they give you back cash changes, don't be surprised if they round off the dimes/cents and give you more back!

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~Plates are not usually used until the main course in served. Guests are expected to share the various dishes in the centre of the table

~Do not be in a hurry to order and eat - meals in Athens should be relaxed, taken leisurely and enjoyed

~Wine glasses are never allowed to become empty and rarely even half full as they are regularly topped up - so it can be difficult to judge how much you have had to drink

~It is often considered rude to refuse to eat something that others consider a delicacy in Athens

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~Do not order coffee and sweets at the end of a meal - the taverna owner will be insulted as they prepare food, not coffee

~It is usually permitted to go into the kitchens of Athens tavernas to select dinner and view the preparation, if you so wish

~Tip around a tenth of the bill at tavernas and restaurants in Athens
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Walking Map of Plaka

Plaka is in the heart of Athens where our Hotel and the Acropolis is located

Link for map of Plaka
http://athinaguide.com/index.php?c=85

the taverns

the taverns


plaka by ngt

plaka by ngt

Monastiraki is the shopping district near Plaka
Monastiraki

Monastiraki


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The Parthenon and Acropolis

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Wedding Invitations

Jim and Olga will be sending them out very soon.

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We're gonna have so much fun! I've heard about the Greek Weddings!!

invitations..

invitations..

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