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Little Marathonisi Islet

According to mythology, this is where Helen and Paris first met up - and ultimately kicked off the Trojan War
Travel Day to Gythio

June 22nd 2012
Left Nafplio in the early morning for the hour and a half bus drive to Tripoli. We took an absolutely beautiful route: right across the rugged mountains of Arcadia. In the Greek tradition, Arcadia always appears as a type of Eden, a perfect pastoral world of happy shepherds. And from the drive this morning I can see why. We wound up a steep mountain pass with stunning views not only to the surroun ... read more
Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Sparta

Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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