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Diolkos at the Isthmus of Corinth

Diolkos was a specially constructed road paved with slabs of stone, traversing the Isthmus of Corinth. During ancient times ships were dragged on this road from the Corinthian Gulf to Saronic Gulf and vice versa. The width of the road ranged from 3.5 to 5 meters, while there were 2 “grooves” serving as rails. It was possibly constructed at the beginning of 6th century B.C. by tyrant Periandros.
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Burtzi at Methoni

The charm emanating from Greece’s medieval monuments is closely linked to the wars of an era long gone. The feelings are mixed, positive and negative but thrilling nonetheless. The Methoni castle stands in Messenia district of Peloponnese and was one of the most important forts in Greece during the Middle Ages. Burtzi was built by the Turks and was an important defensive structure used as a prison and torturing site (1500-1573).
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Oracle of the dead at Efyra

We followed the footsteps of Ulysses while on his quest to find his beloved Ithaca. Sorceress Circe had advised him to seek oracle Teiresias and ask for a prophecy. “ Here Perimedes and Eurylochus held the carcass, while I drew my sword and dug the trench a cubit each way. I made a drink-offering to all the dead, first with honey and milk, then with wine, and thirdly with water, and I sprinkled white barley meal over the whole…” (Homer, Odyssey)
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