Tag: Peloponnese attractions

A day trip to Mycenae: In the kingdom of Agamemnon and its history

On November 16, 1876, Heinrich Schliemann, an archaeologist often labeled as “mad” and adventurous by his contemporaries, sent an urgent telegram to King George I. He claimed, “I saw the face of Agamemnon.” This eccentric archaeologist had dedicated his life to finding the Treasury of Atreus and had finally encountered it. He further stated in his telegram, “I discovered a wealth of archaic artifacts made of pure gold within the tombs. These treasures could fill a large museum, making it the most extraordinary in the world, attracting thousands of international ...

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The monastery that is wedged in the red rock

Churches small or large, known or less known, easily or difficult to reach. Traveling to Greece you will surely come across various temples with each one having its own special history. One of these monasteries is awe-inspiring as soon as you see it and is literally wedged inside a red rock. The reason for the monastery of Panagia Elona which is located in Parnonas certainly impresses anyone who is there but also those who admire it from photos. The location of the monastery literally inside the rock reminds you of ...

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