Earthquakes are common in Greece, though strong seismic activity around Athens is rare. But the 1999 quake looms large in the memories of many residents.
About two weeks ago, as I was spending time on Facebook, I saw a video of the Odyssey Challenge race. Although I am not that adventurous and athletic myself, I got really curious with all this Odyssey Challenge and I must say that I admired the willpower all these athletes have. I am sure some people would be interested in getting more info about or even taking part in it. That’s this post about then.
Odyssey challenge is a 25 Km race with 40 impressive obstacles taken at the magical Alonaki beach in Preveza, near Parga.
An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to Lesvos, created by Johnnie Walker Storyline – an ongoing series that aims to find and tell the world’s most inspirational stories of human progress.
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