Katakolon (Olympia) and Ancient Corinth.

Leave a comment Standard

Finally, I have a reliable WiFi in the Alegro restaurant overlooking the harbor of Mykinos where we have just returned from our visit to the Island of Delos and its famous archelogical site.  There was the Temple of Apollo, actually there are 3 of them on the island which is uninhabited and a Greek national treasure.

So, in this post I will try to summarize my trip so far through Greece and hopefully be able to post some photos of the neat things we have seen and experienced.

 

A Mosaic on the Floor of a Bulding in Olympia

A Mosaic on the Floor of a Bulding in Olympia

The Eastern Pendant of theTemple to Zeus in Olympia.

The Eastern Pendant of theTemple to Zeus in Olympia.

 

A Statute of Apollo holding Dionysius in the Museum at Olympia.

A Statute of Apollo holding Dionysius in the Museum at Olympia.

The Temple of Zeus in Olympia

The Temple of Zeus in Olympia

The West Pendant of the Temple of Zeus showing the battle of God versus Giants.

The West Pendant of the Temple of Zeus showing the battle of God versus Giants.

A small altar to the Madonna as we walked up out of Olympia.

A small altar to the Madonna as we walked up out of Olympia.

After Olympia we sailed down to Nyaflion where we took a bus to the Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth and Mycenae.  Here are some photos.  The ones of Athens and Delos I will post tomorrow, I hope.

Me, in a funny face, at the Corinth Canal.  My Mom once took a motor yacht through it.

Me, in a funny face, at the Corinth Canal. My Mom once took a motor yacht through it.

The Treasure of Atreus in Ancient Corinth.

The Treasure of Atreus in Mycenea.

The Lion's Gate to the Acropolis of Corinth.

The Lion’s Gate to the Acropolis of Mycenae.

The natural fountains of Ancient Corinth in the Acropolis.

The natural fountains of Ancient Corinth in the Acropolis.

An Engraved slab with 2 Corinthinian 4:17 by St. Paul who preached and taught here.

An Engraved slab with 2 Corinthinian 4:17 by St. Paul who preached and taught here.

This is Frederick living in the ancient past with the Greeks, Romans and sea traders.

Tomorrow we are in Ephesus to visit the Blessed Virgin Mary’s house of her last years.  More fromAthens and Delos (Mykinos) when I can find reliable WiFi again.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s