Climbing in Greece, the new destination

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I’ve been in Greece many times since many years, climbing around Athens, Peloponnesus and Crete. I can tell you that it will be in the next year the place in Europe to climb! You can easily spend 3 weeks there for climbing and visiting (archeological sites and seaside). In Greece there are more than 3000 routes, the rock is incredibly high quality and not polished generally. Here you can also climb all-year around and it is easy and cheap to reach. Read more

Greek Easter at The Odyssey on Poros, Easter Day

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Greek Orthodox Church Poros Greece Greek Easter at The Odyssey on Poros, Easter Day

It’s Easter Sunday! Today the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. I am excited to experience my first Greek Orthodox Easter.

The 40 day fasting period is over and judging by the activity in the kitchen, the Odyssey is pulling out all the stops to prepare as much delicious food as is possible to eat. Katerina: “The church might play the most important role during Easter, but the second most important thing is the food of every home and taverna.”

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Ancient Olympia, a sacred place with glorious history!

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shutterstock 11849545 Ancient Olympia, a sacred place with glorious history!

Ancient Olympia belongs to the prefecture of Ileia and is situated about 19km away from the city of Pyrgos in the west Peloponnese. It is characterized as one of the most essential Greek historic sightseeing, with its roots going dozens of centuries back in time. Ancient Olympia is the cradle of the ancient and modern Olympic Games and every four years, the ‘holy flame’ is being born according to the traditional ancient way; the symbol of the spirit of the Olympic Games. Read more