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Aegina in a day!

15.10.2017 in Travel

Aegina in a day! They say that you can’t see Rome in a day but can you see Aegina in a day? You sure can! Within a 40-minute boat ride from the port of Piraeus you find yourself in a place of charm, tranquility and warm-hearted people where history and culture dwell in every corner… As soon as you arrive at the island, you will see the Temple of Apollo overlooking the port. The historical site is also called Kolona (column), as a kolona is the sole remnant of the temple. Let yourself wander around the site, take in the…

Delphi: Journey to the “Navel” of the Earth

01.08.2016 in Travel

Delphi:  Journey to the “Navel” of the Earth    Few places can boast the energy that Delphi delivers to its visitors! The navel (“omphalos” in Greek) of the Earth, the place where Ancient Greeks sought consultation from the oracle Pythia (the “priestess”). She was the channel through whom the gods would communicate with their people.  Her ambiguous prophecies delivered to priests for translation…    When the Temple of Apollo in Delphi was built, a rumor was spread that the god Apollo was living inside his sacred plant, a laurel bush, and through the rustle of its leaves, he prophesied of things to…