The Archives of Traveling Greece

I travel Greece for two months. I visited Crete for two weeks. Then I stayed on an organic farm for two weeks in the area of Northwest Peloponnese and then traveled Peloponnese down to the Beautiful Mani coast. Then Athens, and traveled north to Bulgaria.

the Acropolis, the most important landmarks in Greece

I think one of the biggest reasons that people travel to Greece is the fact that most of us have heard so much about it. The land of the mighty Parthenon and the Acropolis, Greece is both exotic as well as mystical. We all have studied the ancient Greeks in our history class; we all Continue Reading ...

Athens at night.I decided to stay in Athens one more day. I have been overly tired and my digestion is slightly off balance. Also, my muscles from walking up the many stairs in Nafplio and Mystras are sore. So, I will take a day of rest on this rainy, gloomy day in Athens and tomorrow Continue Reading ...

The pictures are of a panorama view from the hotel, although not in order. If you are reading from the RSS feed or e-mail, you might want to visit my Flickr page for supplemental pictures.I arrived in Nafplio last Friday from Sparta. Nafplio is situated on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese. Most of Continue Reading ...

The city and region of Sparta is most popular from its history. Today, Sparta is nothing to speak of considering the energy of oddity that it possesses. Even so, most people will find themselves in Sparta to visit Mystras.The engulfment of Sparta’s history relates to the military and the infamous hoplite. The most popular battle Continue Reading ...

Mystras resides six kilometers from Sparta. Mystras is a former city that is built upon a high hill, consisting of a lower city, an upper city, and the castle at the top of the plateau. In 1249 CE, the fortress found its foundation; the Franks built the fortress. The Byzantines defeated the Franks and made Continue Reading ...

On Monday, I traveled from Kardamili to Areopoli, which is south on the Mani Coast of Peloponnese. Areopoli is named after Ares, the God of War, who correlates with Auman of Egypt, Bel of Sumer, and Baal of the Canaanites. Areopoli is a site of the Greek War of Independence as in Kardamili. Today, Areopoli Continue Reading ...

On Friday I trekked up the small town of Mavormati and Ancient Messini. The Taygetos Mountains divide Sparta and Messinian Mani, and Messinia. The route from Kalamata to Sparta requires climbing to the Langada Pass and change buses. Because of this mountain division, the domination of Sparta upon Messinia deteriorated around 370 BCE, after 350 Continue Reading ...

I took a day trip to Pylos from Kalamata yesterday. Pylos processes an immense natural harbor. Pylos is a picturesque town that resides with an absorbing history. From Pylos I took a bus up to Nestor’s Palace and then hitchhiked to the museum at the small town of Hora.Nestor is a mythical hero who fought Continue Reading ...

In Ancient times, the Olympics were the most prominent and distinguished sporting event in the world. Countries and states would shortly terminate their conflicts, disagreements, and battle against each other in the sporting arena. The games lasted one thousand years until Theodosius the First abolished the games in 394 CE. The first official Olympic games Continue Reading ...

The pictures are of the bay of Patra, a beautiful area of Greece.A change in events, I left the cottage situation. The primary reason is that the irresponsible, miserable owner would not provide me with safety goggles to shred the olive branches. Contemplating that she did not want to buy work gloves until I said Continue Reading ...

I am heading down to the cottage to get the work done—it has stopped raining; thankfully, because I have been prepared to leave this organic weed situation. Before I even arrived, I e-mail her saying I cannot weed all day. Here at the main-house, weeding is what she wants accomplished, although she knows I am Continue Reading ...

The dysfunction of this family is deep into the abyss. Every little issue becomes a dramatic situation. They don't even have the proper tools. The compost area is like a landfill with material that wont break down. The owner doesn't even have a pair a work gloves for the helper, although I said I would Continue Reading ...

This is a long post consisting of the last four days and the consecutive events up to today at the organic farm.This portion was written March 3I arrived on the farm on Wednesday afternoon; I did take the train, which is longer than the bus, although, the coastal ride is spectacular. The Northern coast of Continue Reading ...

I am back in Athens from visiting Crete, and will be heading to the Organic farm in Northwest Peloponnese; if everything is amiable at the farm, I will stay for the month of March. I could have stayed much longer on Crete, although I don’t think I will be back in April, the overnight travel Continue Reading ...

A person cannot help to appreciate a little colorized humor. The weather report arrived on the TV while I was at the coffee shop and we all got a great laugh.The Greeks have a great sense of humor that blends with my personal sense of humor, each culture is different. I have to admit, the Continue Reading ...

On Sunday after a rainy and cold morning the clouds subsided and the Sun shined down on Iraklion. The water at the hostel became hot, and I showered and shaved. The notion about life is....if you’re cold, and in need of a shower—the weather is wet and hampering the hot water (in many places the Continue Reading ...

Today I decided to stay in Iraklion to visit Knossos, and few other sites. once I go West I will not travel back to Iraklion because I can catch the ferry from Hania back to Athens. The pictures posted correlate with the first three pictures post on my Photostream at Flickr. I took the boat Continue Reading ...

Back in December, the riots in Athens started because a police officer killed a juvenile. However, this incident tipped off the cover of the cooker that accumulated over time because of the fascist tactics of the police. Today, everything is calm, although the tension and bitterness of the public toward the police are easily noticeable Continue Reading ...

Today I am still in Athens. It is incredible how situations take place. The result will depend upon the person’s reaction to the circumstances of the situation.Traveling with the perception that time is timeless creates a non-reaction to diversions. Traveling alone allows me to take wrong turns, walking around extra street blocks, and wait undue Continue Reading ...

A while back I joined FaceBook for the reason to stay in touch with close friend. Meeting so many different people on the road and receiving their e-mail is great, although after a one or two e-mails I find it difficult to stay in touch and remember where I met the person.I will be making Continue Reading ...