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Mount Mainalo – Utopia

16.03.2017 in Travel

The Impressive and Abundant Mt. Mainalo, a Utopian Land Home to goddess Demeter and Nymphs, Mainalo echoes with “shepherds’ love songs and Pan’s flute.” Mt. Mainalo with an altitude of 6,496 feet occupies the center of the Peloponnese and the greater part of Arcadia’s western side. It extends from Tripoli to river Lousios, to the west, and from Megalopolis to river Ladonas, to the north. The purely mountainous area is approximately 172,974 acres so Mainalo is considered one of the most extensive mountain ranges in Greece! The landscape features dozens of peaks and ravines interchanging with pastures and plateaus. It…

War Museum of Nafplio

01.04.2016 in History

War Museum of Nafplio    The museum opened its doors to the public in 1988 and it is accommodated in a building that used to be a Military Academy, today it serves as an annex of the War Museum in Athens.     A thematic collection unfolds on the first floor where the vital role of Nafplio in the Greek Revolution of 1821 is illustrated; Ioannis Kapodistrias, first governor of Greece, and the history of the first Military Academy from 1828 until 1834. Exhibits also include the Greek Revolution of 1821, the Macedonians wars (1904-1908), the Balkan wars (1912-1913) and World War…

An April Day in Nafplio

01.04.2016 in Travel

An April Day in Nafplio    If the month of April had to be described in only one word, the word should be change. In the heart of spring, April is the month when the flowers blossom, the days get longer, and our hearts and mood become brighter. Looking back at all the Aprils of my life I realize that a certain pattern is repeated; my delighted heart has always related spring with day trips to beautiful Nafplio. April feeds my need for a change of scenery. Nafplio is my favorite escape; this is the place where I want to begin…