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Oct 13, 2014 - Day 1 - Corinth Canal

Stacey and I dragged our luggage down the street to catch the bus for our tour of inland Greece. The bus wasn't full so everyone was able to spread out and be comfortable. Our first stop is the Corinth Canal. The pictures don't do it justice, it's a long way down. Have a look at this link for some information and fun pictures. http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/03/tightest-squeeze-corinth-canal-greece.html

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May 19, 2014 - Underway

A week has passed since our departure and we are now fully relaxed and fully engaged with our bikes. We set off last Wednesday morning bikes fully laden over the Hayling Island Bridge, wheeled our bikes onto the train at Havant, wheeled them off at Gatwick and into the Terminal for our flight to Athens. There followed a bit of messing about as we took various bits off the bikes before putting them in large polythene bags for the flight. Once fully sealed and labelled we were informed that the tyres had to be deflated. Whilst a load of...

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Feb 21, 2011 - Corinth - Feb 20-21

February 20, 2011 This morning we were leaving Athens. We hadn’t seen anywhere near all the sights but we had decided to split our time in the city in half. We had thought we’d be applying for Indian visas but with the possibility of employment on the horizon we decided we should put India off for now. We packed up and got on the metro and went 4 or 5 stops out of the city to pick up our hire car. The car was tiny and barely had any boot space so we were lucky to get our bags in! We were heading towards the Peloponnese and our first stop...

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Nov 17, 2010 - Gerry Butler's Buttocks.....

After our very relaxing time at the beach, our last few days were to be spent heading north-east towards Corinth before heading back to Patra for the ferry. I was very excited about exploring this part of the Peloponnese, as it would involve lots of archaeology and history, a real passion of mine. Never being one to shy away from in-depth research, I decided the best way to research our first stop of Sparta was to watch the film 300, which I'm sure is 100% historically accurate. Nick was not sure of the relevence of looking at lots of half...

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Aug 2, 2010 - Into the Isthmus

Loutraki is, ironically, not far from Galaxidi, though I went back to Athens and then out here, to the isthmus which separates the Saronic gulf from the Gulf of Corinth. It's the gateway to the Peloponnese, an area which has always excited me--visions of the Peloponnesian wars, rival city states like Sparta, Argos, Mycenae and Corinth. Loutraki is a ten minute bus ride from modern Corinth, but much prettier. It's a resort town, in fact, but one with a personality. There are no crass Coney Island features to Loutraki. Lots of Greeks come...

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EuroTrash 010

Apr 1, 2010 - A day in Ancient Corinth

Can this be our last day in Napflio? We feel that we could spend an entire vacation here and still find plenty to do. But, today we are committed to going to Old Corinthia and begin our search for understanding of Paul's ministry. We got away a little bit later than we'd anticipated (about 11:00 a.m.), but had all day to visit the ruins... Or so we thought! After a delightful lunch of crusty Greek bread and an unnamed but delicious cheese we entered the ruins. It was only after we'd paid our 12 Euro admission that the lady informed us that...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Trekking to Corinth

Being a history buff, I was ken to do a day trip out to Ancient Corinth, a city that was founded in 6000BC. I convinced a woman from my hostel to come with me and we blithely set off. Not being one to keep very good track of the days, I didn´t realise it was Sunday until we encountered transport problem after problem. Here in Greece everything basically shuts down on Sundays, so our 1.5hour trip out to Corinth turned into a bit of a nightmare. We walked to the metro, caught it for a few stops, caught a bus to the main bus station, where we...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Nov 12, 2008 - Corinth to Delphi

Today we started our trip to Cornith where St. Paul tried converting the Greeks to Christianity. The tour is very informative and I've met Donna, a woman from NY who is here alone as well...she is my partner in crime now. Cornith was beautiful and full of history.

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Greece 2008

Feb 21, 2008 - Ancient Corinth

Couple in Athens offered to take us on a day trip to Corinth(who are originally from Malaysia but have been in Greece for 20 years) Because their son was in town.. but he didnt end up coming anyway. But we struggled to get up early and jump in the car to head down to see the ancient site at Corinth! Everything was... amazingly old. Ok I don't know how old it all was! But amongst the ruins we saw the court where Paul was tried, the temple of Apollo, and even an ancient toilet with the Roman aqueduct system there! I tried taking a pic of Han...

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Europe 08!

Jun 25, 2007 - HOT HOT HOT

We got onto the train at the Athens station and then after several stops we switched trains in Korinthos. This is precisely when we realized the bus would have been the better option. We saw the worst train possible! It was 2 cars, no AC, no WC (bathrooms), and was slower than most of the traffic. We went for about 5 minutes and stopped at another stop and sat there for 10 minutes! While there we could read a thermostat. It read 50 C!!! We were literally sweating more than we have ever in the past! It was disgusting. Everyone was starting...

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