A day visiting Macedonian sites from around the 4th century BC. First Aigai, now Vergina, capital during the classical period where the tumulus holding royal tombs of Philip II (father of Alexander the Great) and Alexander IV were excavated about 40 years ago. Followed by Pella which was founded by Philip II and expanded with […]
City of furriers on the lake. 80 out of a reported 365 Byzantine churches some as old as the 9th century. Prophet Elijah at the Byzantine Museum of Kastoria.
Hoping for clearing over night.
Parga enjoys a splendid setting and was a Venetian outpost for most of its history. We had the place almost to ourselves, including the decaying Venetian citadel.
Enormous fortress on Lake Pamvotis. Hellenistic walls topped with Byzantine walls finished with a Ottoman walls finally rebuilt under Ali Pasha two hundred years ago. Only one of two “living fortresses” in Greece- the other being Rhodes. Two citadels within the fortress, each with its own mosque. In earlier times, like Jerusalem, divided into different […]