Athens 2013

Athens

We started our jorney from Kikinda in the morning, and in the evening reached Stilida, where we spent the night in a camping. Next day we continued to Athens, where we booked a hotel. On our first day in Athens we visited Acropolis, then we wlked to Ancient Agora, Hadrians Library and Roman Agora. In the evening, we walked from Monastiraki, through Ermou street, to Sintagma.

Sunion

We started next day with a visit to Acropolis museum, and then walked to Hadrians Arch and Olympeion. Our last day in Athens, we spent in National Archeological Museum. In the afternoon we ventured to Kerameikos Cemetery. Next morning we drove to Sunion and visited the temple of Poseidon, and in the afternoon, reached Tolo, where we stayed in the camping.

Athens Athens

Nafplion

In Tolo we spent six days, mostly enjouing the beach. Often, we went to nearby Nafplion. One day we visited Asklepion and Theatre in Epidaurus. After Tolo we drove to Corinth, visiting Ancient Tiryns and Mycene on our way. We stayed for two nights in camping near Corinth and visited ancient city and the cannal there. It was the time to go home. We drove to Platamonas where we spent the night, and in the morning carried on to Kikinda.

Ancient Corinth

ATHENS (Km)

MYCENE (Km)

NAFPLION (Km)

CORINTH (Km)

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    • Epidaurus was in 4th centuary
    • BC, adorned with Asclepion,
    • an ancient heeling center and
    • sanctyary.Polykleitos the
    • Younger designed a magnificant theatre, which is again in use today.

EPIDAURUS

  • Beeing a birthplace
  • of Apollo's son
  • Asclepius, Greek god
  • of medicine and heelers,
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    • of Mycenean world.Some
    • sources mention it as a
    • birthplace of Heracles.
    • Ancient tradition says, that the walls were built by
    • cyclopes, because only giants could have lifted the enormous stones.

TIRYNS

  • A hill fort
  • in Argolis, it
  • was one of the
  • most important centers
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    • from 1600 to 1200 BC. From the
    • fortress, one can see all the
    • way down the valy to the
    • sea. The way to the citadel,
    • leads through the famous Lion gate.It was the seat of king Agamemnon.

MYCENE

  • A military stronghold,
  • that gave it's name
  • to the period of
  • Greek history
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    • times, due to it's location at
    • Istmus, the narrow strip of land
    • between Peloponnese and Mainland Greece.
    • It sparked the envy of Romans,
    • who roze it to the ground, sparing only the ancient temple of Apollo, of which few coloumns still stand.

CORINTH

  • The wealth of
  • Ancient Corinth came
  • from trade, which
  • flourished in ancient