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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 20th, 2009

It’s almost a week since we came back from our trip to Italy and was really busy to post as a lot of things had to be done after we returned. We had a great time and I wanted to share some of the shots from Rome. This was not an easy job having to […]

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Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 15th, 2009

Summer Escapes part VII – Lakonia: Elafonissos, Plytra, Archangelos and Monvemvassia During our last visit to Sparti, we had the chance to visit Southern Laconia, see some new places and revisit some others we had visited in the past.   There are so many places one can visit but a one-day excursion is not enough […]

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  Summer Escapes part VI- A glimpse at ancient and modern Sparti, Laconia Sparti, view from Taygettus Mountain   Sparta or Sparti (Σπάρτη) as it is called in modern Greek, is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. It is 250 kilometres from Athens, located in the Southern part of Greece and has a […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 25th, 2009

Summer Vacation Parti V : Mystras” Panigyri and Parori Mystras or Myzithras (Greek: Μυστράς, Μυζηθράς) meaning cheese-maker probably because they made the Greek cheese myzithra there.Mystras, which is situated on a steep foothill on the northern slopes of Mount  Taygetus, 6 kilometres northwest of Sparta, was a fortified town in the medieval Peloponnese. In the […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 22nd, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part IV –  Kladas, Laconias Kladas is a small village just a few kilometres before reaching Sparta and that is where we usually stay when we visit our relatives. This is the view of the village from the house and the last buildings near the mountain, is part of Sparta. This is […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 17th, 2009

Summer Escapes – Part III – Issioma, Karyon, Megalopolis Continuing our summer escapes we decided to visit my husband’s village, Isioma, Karyon, in Arcadia taking the beautiful mountain route from Sparta. My SIL who lives in Australia was here on holidays so she wanted to see their village after so many years. The village is […]

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Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 8th, 2009

Summer Escapes Part II Taygetus Mountain: Sparti – Megalopolis This is a local recipe from Lakonia and is a very rustic, traditional village recipe with rooster but it can also be made with chicken. Kokoras Bardouniotikos means Rooster from Vordonia area. Before giving the recipe I would like to tell you a few things about […]

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Ivy on Αυγούστου 27th, 2009

Sorry I haven’t been around for a while.  I am writing this post as some of you are e-mailing me, wondering why I am not around.  Thank you all for asking. First of all my husband and I went on vacations for a few days.  We went to Evia, which is an island very close […]

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Taygetus Greek: Ταΰγετος, also Taigetos is a mountain range of the Peloponnesus, Southern Greece, extending about 65 miles (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan in the Mani Peninsula. It rises to about 7,900 ft (2,410 m) at Mt. Hagios Ilias (Mt. St. Elias or Prophitis Elias). The mountain is named after […]

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