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Meteora - The ideal place for climbing enthusiasts

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Meteora - The ideal place for climbing enthusiasts

In the early period of the monasteries of Meteora, climbing was clearly a necessity, not a sport in the modern sense. There was no other way to reach the tops of the rocks. Just by the help of ropes, nets, bare hands or long, rickety ladders, the peaks could be climbed in those days.

Rapsani - Camperstop and visit to the wineries of Rapsani

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Rapsani - Camperstop and visit to the wineries

It is already a few weeks ago that we had met with Nikos in regards to our project and to further discussions on the progress of his offers to explore regional wines in relation with hiking around Rapsani.

Andrea and John at the target of their project - the Olymp

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Andrea and John at the destination of their project - the Olymp

We had already reported about Andrea and John, who want to bring clear spring water from Mount Olympus to Brazil within their ecological project in order to point to the pollution of their own rivers in Brazil and to achieve improvement and attention by the aid of the media.

Exploration hike around the fortress of Platamonas

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Exploration hike around the fortress of Platamonas

During our way to Rapsani to the newly opened Camper stop we again had passed the village of Platamonas where we already noticed the mighty fortress on the rocky spur during our last trip.

Rapsani: wine-growing region of Mount Olympus

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Rapsani: wine-growing region on the slopes of Mount Olympus

Shortly after leaving the motorway towards Larissa / Athens, you will find a signpost to the right, facing in the direction of Mount Olympus massif with Rapsani.

The Vergina Star - Origin and Meaning

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The Vergina Star - Origin and Meaning

During the visit of the really interesting Museum of Vergina we had met the so-called Star of Vergina several times, the sixteen ray sun symbol that first struck us on the big, golden ash box of Philip II.

Hike across the route E4 from Litochoro to Prionia

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Hike across the route E4 from Litochoro to Prionia

After our explorations of Mount Olymp per vehicle a first hike is now, even in spite of advanced season with first snow starting from about 1400 meters, carried out at the Olymp.

Olympus - exploration at the access in Litochoro

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Olympus - exploration beginning at the access in Litochoro

The Massif of Olympus rises to the south of the Macedonian region of Greece on the border with Thessaly and appears due to the proximity to the Thermaic Gulf, particularly impressive viewed from there.

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