10 historic and spectacular Greek monasteries

The history of Greece is inextricably tied to the history of its monasteries. For most of the monasteries, the date of their foundation is lost in time. A monk who during his wandering found this place or a Byzantine lord who dedicated the monastery to his patron saint is among the stories you could hearContinue reading “10 historic and spectacular Greek monasteries”

Ancient Gortyna : The lost city of Arcadia

On the mountains of Arcadia in Peloponnese, near Stemnitsa and in the valley of Lousios river (the river where the fairies bathed baby Zeus), lies the ancient city of Gortyna. A lost city that was brought to light again by the archaeologists in the 1940s. According to Greek Mythology the city was founded by theContinue reading “Ancient Gortyna : The lost city of Arcadia”