The oldest submerged town in the world | Pavlopetri

The submerged town of Pavlopetri is situated in shallow water between the beach of Pouda at Viglafia (near Neapoli) and the islet of Pavlopetri, opposite the island of Elafonisos. The architectural remains of this prehistoric town, visible at a depth of about three meters, were discovered in 1904 by Fokionos Negris. In 1967 the famous oceanographer Dr. Nicholas Flemming of Southampton University visited the site and subsequently published the first survey of the submerged settlement. A year later, a team of archaeologists from Cambridge University undertook the first systematic underwater survey of the ruins. In 2009, an on-going programme of exploration and excavation was begun by the University of Nottingham, the Greek Culture Ministry’s Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities and the Hellenic Centre for Maritime Research. (www.nottingham.ac.uk/pavlopetri). source elafonisitour.com Read more...

Dimitsana, a "work of art" mountainous village

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Dimitsana is a stone-built village on the slopes of Mainalon mountain at an altitude of 1.000m. The first thing a visitor will notice is the outstanding traditional architecture of the buildings. Many guest houses and hotels are found around area which makes the village a fascinating but not crowded with tourists winter resort.     Wandering the cobbled stoned streets is a must. The village’ s little cafes serve hot beverages and spirits all day. After your walk, sit yourself in one of these beautiful cafes and if you visit in the winter treat yourself with a warm rakomelo, the cafes’ most popular drink.   
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Tip: The surrounding area is not to be missed. The hydro-power museum, the Lousios river gorge, the Prodromos Monastery are just an example to perfect your travel experience in Dimitsana Find accommodation in Dimitsana with Booking.Com
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A small miraculous chapel, Saint Theodora in Vasta

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  This is a miraculous church built on soft soil near Vasta Village. It is a unique phenomenon that its holds 17 trees on its roof. It is impressive that some of the trees measure about 30m in height. Their roots are invisible either from inside or outside of the church. Another fascinating fact about the location is that a river runs beneath this church and irrigates the trees.
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According to Orthodox Church, Saint Theodora was tormented at the location where the chapel was built. The last words she said before she died were “My body should be a church, my blood water and my hair trees”.

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After various investigation, researchers have come to a conclusion to explain this static phenomenon. For more information you can check Wikipedia’s link  http://bit.ly/157ndas Read more...