Greece

Good Morning you lovely lot ☺  Hope you’re all well.

I apologize for the day late post, I could lie and say I was doing something amazing, but I believe in honesty, and I would never want to be dishonest with you guys.

This past week I developed a new symptom due to my condition which unfortunately has affected me quite a bit, therefore I’m hoping to get an appointment booked early next week (fingers crossed) at the Doctors.

This weeks post is all about DUN DUN DUN…. Greece.

This country is absolutely beautiful and that’s not just because I’ve been to different parts of Greece, there are a lot of places perfect for exploring or just want to sit down and bask in the sun.

Delphi, Greece

 

The 6th-century BC temple was named the “Temple of Alcmonidae” in tribute to the Athenian family who funded its reconstruction following a fire, which had destroyed the original structure. The new building was a Doric hexastyle temple of 6 by 15 columns. This temple was destroyed in 375 BC by an earthquake. Of a similar proportion to the second temple it retained the 6 by 15 column pattern around the stylobate. Inside was the adyton, the center of the Delphic oracle and seat of the Pythia. The temple survived until AD 390, when the Roman emperor Theodosius I silenced the oracle by destroying the temple and most of the statues and works of art in the name of Christianity. The site was completely destroyed by zealous Christians in an attempt to remove all traces of Paganism. The ruins of this temple decay at a faster rate than some of the other ruins on the Southern slopes of the Parnassos mountain. This is mostly due to the use of limestone, a softer material, along with porous stone. The first temple of Apollo was, according to the myth, made of Daphne (laurel the sacred symbol of Apollo), the second temple of Apollo was made of bees wax and feathers (the remains of two structures dating from the 8th century BC could be associated with the first two temples), the third temple of Apollo was made out of bronze, the fourth temple of Apollo was constructed around the end of the 7th century BC and, according to Pausanias, ruined by fire in 548 BC, the fifth temple of Apollo (Alcmaeonid Temple) was constructed between 525-505 BC and ruined by fire or earthquake in 373 BC, the sixth temple of Apollo was finished in 320 BC and is the one visible today.

Food In Greece

 

There are plenty of restaurants and cafe’s around Greece offering different dishes so you can broaden your taste buds (if you would like to), but if not, they also serve other meals such as; Pizza, Pasta, Chicken dishes and Steak dishes etc…

The vast majority of the food that does get served a lot is Greek Cuisine based, here are 3 must try dishes:

Tomatokeftedes (Santorini Tomato Fritters)

Traditional Greek Food: Santorini Tomato Fritters

Tomaotokeftedes or tomato fritters are traditional meze and main course vegetarian food item in Santorini and Syros. Proper draining of tomato is essential for preparing this delicious food item. These fritters have rough edges with bits of mint, tomato and onion chunks.

Recipe > Tomatokeftedes (Fried Santorini tomato balls / tomato fritters) by My Greek Dish

Greek Feta Cheese Triangles Recipe (Tiropitakia)

Greek Feta Cheese Triangles Recipe (Tiropitakia)

 

A delicious traditional Greek ‘Tiropitakia’ recipe suitable for every time of the day, as starter or mid-day snack!

http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/greek-feta-cheese-triangles-recipe-tiropitakia/

 

 

Traditional Spetsofai (Spetzofai) Recipe – Spicy Greek Sausages with Peppers and Tomato sauce

Traditional Spetsofai (Spetzofai) Recipe - Spicy Greek Sausages with Peppers and Tomato sauce

 

A rustic spicy Greek dish of thick country sausages and peppers in a rich tomato sauce. Perfect over a glass of red wine or tsipouro and ideal as a tasty meze!

http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/spetsofai-sausages-with-peppers-and-tomato-sauce/

 

 

Things To Do In Greece

 

Greece offers a variety of things to do such as; Water Parks, Museums, Exploring Caves, Climbing Mount Olympus and witnessing the beautiful Waterfalls they have to offer.

When my family visited, we were lucky enough to travel on a speedboat at dawn that was just magnificent, the views we saw were spectacular, and I do recommend trying one!

Places to Stay

Herodion Hotel 

Gallery image of this property Situated at the foot of the Acropolis, Herodion Hotel offers elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms. It has a beautiful roof garden with sun loungers and 2 hot tubs boasting spectacular views over Athens.

The modern rooms feature light wood furnishings and parquet floors. They are fitted with a satellite TV, safety box and soundproofed windows. Most of the rooms have private balconies and some have a view of the Acropolis.

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Athenian Riviera Hotel & Suites 

Gallery image of this property Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, Athenian Riviera Hotel & Suites is located in Vouliagmeni area of Athens, within a 2-minute walk of Vouliagmeni Beach. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi access is provided throughout.

Opening to spacious balconies, the modernly decorated units are air conditioned and come with a private bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Each unit features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, while some also have a seating area where you can relax. Superior rooms feature a spa bath or a hot tub.

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Elia Ermou Athens Hotel

Gallery image of this property Just 900 yards from the world-renowned Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, Elia Ermou Athens Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of Athens. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant and wellness club. Free WiFi is possible.

At the hotel, the rooms come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The rooms have a kettle, while some have a balcony. Selected rooms are equipped with a hammam and spa bath, while some feature Acropolis views.

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I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

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