Sight Seeing

Ivy on Απριλίου 1st, 2013

We visted the First Cemetery of Athens last Monday, on the 25th March, which is a public holiday.  Although living in Athens for so many years we had never visited it before although we knew that it has some of the most beautiful nineteenth and twentieth century Greek sculpture. The cemetery is under the Municipality […]

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Ivy on Μαρτίου 24th, 2011

In Part I, of my post regarding Nafplion, you can read about the history which lead to making Nafplion the first capital of Greece and a tour from one side of the port to the other, which ends at the Promenade and a reference to Acnonafplia, with lots of pictures of the port and  Bourtzi. […]

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Continue reading about Nafplion – Part II: Touring the old city

Ivy on Μαρτίου 23rd, 2011

Nafplion is one of my favourite towns in Greece.  I fell in love with this town the very first time I visited it many, many years ago.   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, I have visited it during all seasons and each season is equally attractive and beautiful. This post is long due but rather late than, […]

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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 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 population of 18.000 according to the census […]

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Continue reading about Revithia giahni sti gastra (chickpea stew) and a virtual tour to Sparti

Ivy on Ιουλίου 7th, 2009

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece but […]

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Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 4th, 2009

I have been wanting to visit Varvakeios, the Central Market of Athens, for ages but although I live in Athens the last 22 years, I never managed to do so. Whenever I was at the area I was either in a hurry to do other shopping or a few times when I mentioned going inside, […]

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