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Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia » Dion June 16th 2013

Northern & Eastern Coast Greece from 12 to 16 June 2013 Before leaving Ohrid, we spotted a place that was selling bikes so we stopped. I got a very girly bike – very unlike me but it was only to ride around towns after all. They didn’t have one for Tom so that is still on the list. After leaving Ohrid in Macedonia, we headed over the beautiful mountain range to the Greek border. Unfortunately we were challenged by the border authorities again, now on the Greece side. This authoritarian guy said to Tom “I want your International Green card for Vehicle Insurance in paper form”. We hadn’t found a place to print our electronic version. So Tom said “Sorry but we don’t have a hard copy” and again showed him the electronic version on his ... read more
Our evening rituals cheese and wine
Camp Sikia south of Volos east Greek coast (20)
Ancient Pella Museum and City Birth place of Alexander 111 (14)

Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia » Dion June 17th 2008

Yesterday we left Delphi, heading north. The mountain roads were pretty spectacular before we dropped down to the Agean coast. We stopped north of Larissa, a small seaside place called Platamonas, It is overlooked by Mount Olympos, seems to cater to Greek tourists and day trippers from Larissa and Thessalonika. Finding a hotel was no problem. The trip itself was good, if hot. Jackets and helmets were not an attractive proposition. The first part, the pass, was spectacular though Ashley had to concentrate on the hairpin bends and other drivers. It was ten good roads (including some stretches of two lane highway with central reservation. This was fast but, in places, bumpy. Platamonas is a serious resort. It has bars and fish restaurants and snack bars. It has a very clean beach and... sandflies. There is ... read more
Roman theatre
After swimming

Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia » Dion April 4th 2005

Útban hazafelé Thessalonikibe, Katerinitől 16 km-re délre, az Olympos lábánál haladtunk el és betértünk megnézni az ókori romokat Dionba. Dion ismét egy jó hely nyitvatartás szempontjából, mert nyáron 8-tól 7-ig, télen 8-tól 6-ig van nyitva, így délutánra is lehet tervezni a látogatást. Egy nagy város feküdt itt annak idején, mely Macedónia vallási központja volt. Itt tisztelték az olimposzi isteneket és Nagy Sándor itt mutatott be áldozatot, mielőtt elindult meghódítani a világot. A területen számos szentélyt találhatunk, talán a legérdekesebb, hogy még egy Ízisz szentély is van. (Ízisz egyiptomi istennő volt.) Itt is szomorú azonban, hogy a teljes feltárt terület víz alatt van, mivel egy patak, vagy talán több is itt folyik keresztül. Szerencsére a szobrokat itt a közeli múzeumban őrzik (nem úgy, mint Thassoson, ahol a... read more
Az Olympos
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Dion térképe




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