Athens - Penteli Mount bloomed
Saturday, 30 March 2013
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Wherever one stands, he or she can see wild mountains and running water. In the morning, visitors are awoken by sheep bells and the sound of axes splitting wood in half.
Winter is harsh in the villages of Arcadian Mount Mainalon. The dense forests of firs sigh by the weight of the snow and the sceneries are alpic. These villages during almost all winter are covered by deep clouds.
He trains pigeons so they can fly 1,000 meters high and he gets sad when they are attacked by hawks. He feels sorry, but he can understand hawks need to survive too.
The Easter Eve Mass in the Greek Church of St. Mary of Blachernae is quite an authentic experience.
The Archaeological Museum of Tegea houses ancient Greek treasures of immense beauty, which are presented in a masterful way. Touring the museum is an almost mystic experience.
At the almost southernmost part of Greece, beside the Libyan sea, there are peaceable and religious people who still find the simplest ways to have fun.
The "Stavros Niarhos" Cultural Center enchants numerous visitors. The "heart" of the center is the amazing building of architect Renzo Piano. The complex is surrounded by a huge garden and a water canal for sailboats.
In the cleft of the rock, which looms threateningly above, and under unbearable heat, the faithful Christians sing and dance nonstop for 24 hours.