Archive for July, 2010

Impressions – Holy Cave St. Dionysius – Olympus

Pilgrim chapel in the Holy Cave of Agios Dionysios in Enipeas Gorge near the Old Monastery of Agios Dionysios

Vergina – Tombs of the Macedonian Kings

Vergina (Greek: Βεργίνα) is a small town in northern Greece, located in the prefecture of Imathia, Central Macedonia. The town became internationally famous in 1977, when the Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed what he claimed was the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. The finds established the site as the ancient Aigai.

The modern town of Vergina is about 13 km south-east of the district centre of Veroia and about 80 km south-west of Thessaloniki, the capital of Greek Macedonia. The town has a population of about two thousand people and stands on the foothills of Mount Pieria, at an elevation of 120m (360 ft) above sea level.

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Impressions – Stone Bridge in Zagoria – Pindos

one of the famous arched stone bridges of Zagoria – Pindos Mountain

Impressions – Mount Olympus

the main mountain of Olympus with its highest southern peaks in the snow – view from Kalipefki

+++shot on 18th January 2009+++