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TRANSPORT

 

ATHENS
  • BUS EXPRESS SERVICE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE HARBOUR OF PIREUS
  abt. 60 min. ??
  • MARKELLA – SUN ODYSSEY 469 – 15 m, FRENCH SAILING YACHT. HAS 4 CABINS (EACH WITH THE PERSONAL BATHROOM); CONSIDERABLE MESS WITH LARGE COUNTERTOP COMBINED WITH A WELL INSTRUMENTED, SPACIOUS KITCHENETTE CORNER
★★★
LEONIDIO
  • ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BE EARLIER TO FIND THE PLACE BY THE TINY QUAY
  • LEONIDIO – MONEMVASIA BY BOAT
30 miles
MONEMVASIA
  • ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BE EARLIER TO FIND THE PLACE BY THE QUAY
DISTANCES BY SEA
  • ATHENS – POROS BY BOAT
35 miles
32 miles
35 miles
45 miles

WORTH SEEING

ATHENS
 180 min. ★★★
  • ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. I AM ENCOURAGING THE ONES WHO WILL HIT THIS PLACE TO WATCH SUPER INTERESTING ATTIC SARCOPHAGUS IN THE FORM OF COACH. CREATED TO THE ORDER OF THE RICH FAMILY FOR A MARRIED COUPLE THE SARCOPHAGUS WAS USED TWICE.  A RECLINING MARRIED COUPLE WAS ORIGINALLY DEPICTED ON THE LID WHICH HAS THE FORM OF A MATTRESS. WHEN ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES DICTATED ITS REUSE AT A LATTER DATE, THE MALE FIGURE WAS CUT BACK AND REPLACED BY A GRUP OF PAPYRUS SCROLLS, AND THE FEMALE HEAD WAS REPLACED BY A HEAD OF A MAN. THE SECOND USE OF SARCOPHAGUS DATES FROM AD 230-240.VERY INTERESTING IS ALSO THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM
240 min. ★★★
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  • TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS AND A FEW NEIGHBOURING RUINS
120 min. ★??
GERAKAS (GERAKI, YRAKI, YÉRAKAS, IERAKA)
30 min. ??
GYTHEIO (GYTION, ITYON) – THE OUTLYING PORT OF LOCATED SAME 30 KM AWAY SPARTA ???
HYDRA – (IDRA) IN ’60S OF THE 20TH CENTURY THE ISLAND FASHIONABLE  AMONGST ARTISTS
  • LEONARD COHEN’S HOUSE (ON THIS ISLAND WAS CREATED MOST OF HIS WORKS)
  • HEADQUARTERS OF MERCHANT FAMILIES  – VOULGARIS RESIDENCE (INTERESTING INSIDES); KOUNDOURIOTIS PALACE, THE TOMBAZIS RESIDENCE
  • 365 CHURCHES
  • PANAGIA MITROPOLEOS CATHEDRAL
  • MANDRAKI SANDY BEACH – 2 KM FROM THE PORT
  • A FEW ROCKY BEACHES (e.g. KAMINI); THERE ARE NO CARS; ca. 3 000 OF INHABITANTS
  • IN JUNE FESTIVAL MIAOULIA
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LEONIDIO – TINY FISHING HARBOUR

  • LITTLE CHURCH
MONEMVAZJAAT ONE TIME THE HUGE MEDIEVAL STRONGHOLD LIES ON THE RATHER SMALL ISLAND RIGHT BY THE PELOPONNESE, AND IS CONNECTED WITH IT BY CAUSEWAYS. ROCKY MOUNTAIN WITH SOME REMAINS OF BUILDINGS ON THE FLAT, SLOPING PEAK. ON THE TOP OF THE REMNANT OF DEFENSIVE BUILDINGS AND THE CHURCH IN THE BYZANTINE STYLE. ON THE STEEPY HILLSIDE MUNICIPAL WALLS AND MANY CHURCHES FROM THE PERIOD OF THE MIDDLE AGES – AWESOME
★★★
  • FROM THE PORT TO GATES OF THE BOTTOM CITY
abt. 2 km
  • GOING UP THE TOP OF A MOUNTAINIMPORTANT!!! THE LEADING ROAD TO THE UPPER CITY ISN’T VERY STEEPY OR LONG. HOWEVER COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS FOR ENTERING WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR. BASALTIC PIECES OF ROCKS FROM WHICH WAS BUILT ARE VERY SLIPPERY. LOSS OF THE BALANCE IS THREATENING ALL ALONG THE WAY … BE PREPARED …
★★
 abt. 120 min.  ★★★ LOOK
  • PLACE OF WORSHIP – IN THE SMALL CAVES LOCATED ca. 20 m FROM THE PATH LEADING TO THE TOP. APPROACH NOT TO HARD, HOWEVER NOT EASY. FIRST 10 m OF CLIMBING ON ESCARPMENT WITH THE RAISING ANGLE OF 80 DEGREES, WHERE REMAINS OF STAIRS ARE ON, IS THE WORST. FARTHER ARE BEGINNING A LITTLE, 40 cm WIDE, STONE CONCRETE STAIRS, STUCK THE  NEARLY VERTICAL WALL, SEPARATED FROM THE STEEPNESS WITH A LOW WALL. WORTH VISITING. RATHER SMALL, PARTLY WHITEWASHED CAVE-CHAPEL
LOOK
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PARALIO ASTROS
  • STRONGHOLD IN FAIRLY GOOD STATE. FINE VIEW OF THE ENTIRE SURROUNDINGS
★?
POROS
  • NEOCLASSICAL CLOCK TOWER
  • ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
  • TEMPLE DEDICATED TO POSEIDON FROM 520 B.C.
  • BUILDING OF THE HELLENIC NAVAL ACADEMY FROM 1827

FOOD

ATHENS
  • VAROULKO RESTAURANT – FAMOUS FOR ITS SEAFOOD. COUNTRY’S FIRST EVER RESTAURANT TO RECEIVE MICHELIN STARS.THE PRESENTATION AND THE TASTE OF SERVED DISHES ARE AWESOME
★★★
ERMIONI
★★
GERAKAS (GERAKI, YRAKI, YÉRAKAS, IERAKA)
  • AVRA RESTAURANT – THE PLACE AND THE SERVICE SUPERB – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  80 € / 6 p. ★★
NEAPILIS VOION – EATERIES AT PIER
MONEMVASIA
  • TO KANONI (Το Κανόνι) RESTAURANT –  FRITTERS WITH THE SPINACH, SPICY PORK IN LEEK – YUMMY, MARINATED TINY FISHES, PORK-SAUSAGES IN ORANGES. LAMB IN CURL-PAPERS – SUPER, FISH: SEA BASS, GILT-HEAD SEA BREAM. ALL VERY GOOD, WINE INCLUDING
215 € / 6 p. ★★?
POROS
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TIPPS

 
ERMIONI
  • CAFE-BAR – CREPERIE ERMIONI ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF A CONCRETE BOAT SLIPWAY  – VERY ACCOMMODATING OWNER. PROPOSES ELECTRICITY; HE USED HIS OWN CABLE AND DIDN’T PESTERED US TO EAT IN HIS PLACE. ALSO GAVE ALL REQUIRED INFO
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GERAKAS (GERAKI, YRAKI, YÉRAKAS, IERAKA)

  • IMPORTANT FOR SAILORS – NO WATER AND POWER
GYTHEIO (GYTION, ITYON)

  • IMPORTANT FOR SAILORS – DOCKING AFTER 5:00 PM ON SATURDAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR SUNDAY MORNING TO BE ABLE TO WATER AND THE POWER SUPPLIER. THERE IS A PHONE, BUT …
  • THE WELL-STOCKED FOOD SHOP BY THE PORT
NEAPILIS VOION

  • IMPORTANT FOR SAILORS – WATER AND POWER ON PIER
PARALIO ASTROS

  • IMPORTANT FOR SAILORS – ATTENTION !!! PILOT BOOK TELLS THAT IN THE PORT IS NO WATER, BUT QUITE FAR FROM THE SAILING WHARF IT IS CONNECTION. BY THE QUAY TO WHICH FISHERMEN ARE MOORING WE REALIZE THE IDEA OF OUR CAPTAIN COMBINING PIPES FROM A FEW YACHTS AND BUNKERING WATER
  • SMALL FOOD SHOPS GOT A FIRMLY LIMITED SELECTION. CUTTING A „SHOPPING ARCADE” IN TWO WITH THE SMALL STREET LEADING BEYOND THE SETTLEMENT, RIGHT BEHIND SHOPPING AREA, AT THE CORNER OF NEXT SIDE STREET, A RATHER SMALL WINE BOTTLE SHOP IS FOUND WITH QUITE GOOD, AFFORDABLE LOCAL WINES
PARALIA TIROU (TYROS)

  • IMPORTANT FOR SAILORS – NO WATER AND POWER

SAMPLE PRICES

GERAKAS (GERAKI, YRAKI, YÉRAKAS, IERAKA)
  • RESTAURANT AVRA – OCTOPUS, A GREEK SALAD, 2 BOTTLES OF THE WHITE WINE, WATERMELON AND MELON AS A GIFT FROM THE OWNER. THE PLACE AND THE SERVICE SUPERB – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 80 € / 6 p. ★★
  • FRUIT AND VEGES FROM TRUCK – 9 kg OF WATERMELON, 3 kg OF TOMATOES, OVER 2 kg OF POTATOES, 5 GARLIC BULBS, 2 kg OF THE HONEY MELON, 2 kg GOLDEN MELON – YOU HAVE TO HAGGLE
16,1 €
MONEMVASIA
  • TO KANONI (Το Κανόνι) RESTAURANT – FRITTERS WITH THE SPINACH, SPICY PORK IN LEEK – YUMMY, MARINATED TINY FISHES, PORK-SAUSAGES IN ORANGES. LAMB IN CURL-PAPERS – SUPER, FISH: SEA BASS, GILT-HEAD SEA BREAM
215 € / 6 p. ★★?
16 €
POROS
  • FISH MARKET – FISH
35 € / 4 pcs.
WARSAW
  • CHOPIN AIRPORT – BAR BY THE RESTAURANT „ALONE ONE’S” – GIN AND TONIC
26 PLN