Continental Greece attracted me primarily by meteors. Such a “star” name of the monasteries was remembered and intrigued – from where? Immediately, an association with the cosmos and God, who is probably out there somewhere, still exists … And although now I know that from Greek this word is translated as “floating in the air”, fully reflecting the reality, my version also has the right to a life. Because the Meteors, laid down before the 10th century, represent the center of the Orthodox monasticism of Greece at the level of Athos. Continue reading
Peloponnese is the largest peninsula in Greece, practically an island: the Corinthian isthmus, which connects it to the mainland, is “cut” through and through by the Corinth Canal. Here it is, nothing special: 6 km long, 8 m depth and up to 25 m width.
True, connecting the Ionian and Aegean seas, saves ships 400 kilometers. The wise Greeks understood this as early as the 7th century BC. Continue reading
Greece is important to me with one more thing: interesting meetings with interesting people. And this is an important component of the “aftertaste” of travel! That is what it calls for new trips or … discourages to them smiley. Probably thanks to these meetings, the Greek “bouquet” of my impressions became unforgettable. Continue reading