Canal of Corinth
Favorite thing: The canal of Corinth is not worth a visit on its own but when you visit Epidaure, you should not miss to have a look at this great technical achievement of the end of the 19th century. However, beware that around the canal are a great many tourist traps, may be the highest concentration of tourist traps in the whole country! Look at the canal and be happy!
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
View on the Saronic gulf
Favorite thing: I cannot tell exactly from where was taken these photos but this was not far from Epidaure, further south. Though the weather was not bright, the landscape on the Saronic gulf was stunning and we stayed there, along the little road for a while to admire how the colors of the landscape evolved every minute as the light changed.
- Road Trip
Asklepius and Panacea
Favorite thing: An asclepieion was a healing temple in ancient Greece. A temple was sacred to the Apollo's son Asklepius. He was the demigod of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. He had a daughter named Panacea (literally, "all-healing"). Snakes were often used in healing rituals in honor of Asclepios.
I’ve taken the first photo of the statue of Asclepius in the Archeological Museum in Epidaurus in November of 2007.
The second photo of Asclepius was taken in the Moscow State Museum of Art several months later. I saw this statue many times when visiting this Museum but never knew that I would see the sanctuary of Asclepius in reality!
- Museum Visits
- Arts and Culture
Favorite thing: Here's a ticket to one of the objects :) Just to let you know what it looks like.
Don't pay much attention to the price, I'm a student so I pay only half price ;)))