Lesvos - Trip to the Greek Aegean Island near Ayvalık

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Lesvos - Trip to the Greek Aegean Island near Ayvalık

In order to get away from the hectic city of Izmir for a short time, we planned a short weekend trip to Lesvos, the Greek Aegean Island just off the Turkish coast near Ayvalık.

Mytilene on Lesbos - ancient fortress ruins of Mitilini

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Mytilene on Lesbos - ancient fortress ruins of Mitilini

After a restful, quiet night in the small inn of Mitilini, after breakfast we head to the fortress ruins of Mitilini. The low-rise buildings of the town, which has around 30,000 inhabitants, stretch along the hill, which is towered above in an almost semi-circular shape by the massive ruins of the ancient fortress.

Byzantine Potidea - ancient coin making and trading town

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Byzantine Potidea - ancient coin making and trading town

Another discovery tour led us to Nea Potidea on Kassandra peninsula, where we could hope to find some remains of Roman or Byzantine ruins according to the well proven ancient name of the place Potideia or Poteideia.

Ágios Pávlos - The S. Pauls spring next to Neos Marmaras

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Ágios Pávlos - The S. Pauls spring next to Neos Marmaras

Our explorations in Halkidiki should initially lead us to so-called Paulus spring at the Chapel Ágios Pávlos, where there is a first trail to explore today, extending around the rock Petros, one of the highest points on Sithonia.

Olynth - once the political center of Halkidiki

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Olynth - once the political center of Halkidiki

Our explorations in Halkidiki had us led to the ruined city of Olynthus, despite the now hot summer temperatures, an absolutely watch able destination.

Halkidiki - just a summer paradise with ancient past?

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Chalcidice - just a summer paradise with ancient past?

After several days of exploration of trails in the National Park of Mount Olympus and possible outdoor activities and culinary offerings around Rapsani we turned to Halkidiki, the peninsula next to Thessaloniki that is basically quite well known to travelers because of Mount Athos and the surrounding monasteries.

Not just the arch bridge makes Konitsa attractive for campers

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Not just the arch bridge makes Konitsa attractive for campers

After an adventurous journey crossing the Pindos mountains, we visited the district capital Konitsa together with George from Camper stop Bourazani, which is located only a few kilometers from the Albanian border.

Pindos - Cosy villages and exciting bridge constructions

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Pindos - Cosy villages and exciting bridge constructions

Our tour through the Pindos National Park had first led us to the villages of Kapesovo and Koukouli, both of them, so at least local documents, were founded in the 13th century.

Monaster Molivdokskepasti with its wondrous icons!

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The monastery Molivdokskepasti with its wondrous icons!

Only a few hundred meters away from the border with Albania, in the Konitsa region, the Monastery of Molivdoskepasti, dedicated to the Domitian and the Virgin Mary, is situated since the 13th century.

Exploring Pindos Mountains - Hiking to the Vikos Gorge

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Exploring Pindos Mountains - Hiking to the Vikos Gorge

During our stay at Camping Vrachos in Kastraki at Meteora monasteries we also had the idea of a first exploration to the Pindos mountain range in Ioannina, especially to "explore" the  famous Vikos Gorge.

Bourazani - Stopover at Tsipouro Distillation

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Bourazani - Stopover at Tsipouro Distillation

From the middle of autumn to the end of the year, Tsipouro will also be distilled in the region of Bourazani, which, according to Giorgos, normally requires a special license for the producer.

Bourazani at Pindos - A water mill for carpet washing

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Bourazani at Pindos - A water mill for carpet washing

During our introductory discussions Giorgos also told us about one of the many special features in the mountain village of Bourazani, which can be easily reached on foot from the local camper stop: the local watermill, which is also used here for washing the carpets of local residents due to the available water power.

Bourazani - walk along the Aoos River

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Bourazani - walk along the Aoos River

After the somewhat tricky descent from the heights of the Pindos due to the many snow and ice fields now end of November we could already arrive in Bourazani at noon, a serpentine-rich, but beautiful route was behind us.

Delphi - the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

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Delphi - the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

The sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the "Athena in front of the Temple", is situated on the other side of the Castilian gorge, a little further down and far below the site of the excavation.

Delphi - From the theater up to the stadium

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Delphi - From the theater up to the stadium

Our way through the ancient ruins of Delphi leads us higher up the settlement hill, despite the already lower sun and partial cloudy sky, the rise was partly quite exhausting.

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