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Evangelístria

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Corinth

    September 30 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    This morning we boarded our bus up at the square for the relatively short drive to Corinth. Along the way we stopped at the crossing of the Corinth canal, started in the 1st century ad though not finished until the 1890s. The cutting is over 200m deep although the water is just 8m deep. Impressive piece of engineering which saved 2 days journey around the pelepones peninsular.
    We then called briefly at the ruined eastern ancient port from where St Paul sailed to Antioch.
    Our main visit was to the ancient city of Corinth where St Paul addressed the Corinthians. Here we said mass in the open air. Very interesting Roman ruins with some Byzantine additions all destroyed by an earthquake, after which the city moved to the coast.
    We had a light lunch in a quiet taverna beyond the car par including delicious pistachio ice cream.
    We got back to the hotel mid afternoon in time to wander down to the cathedral and sketch in the grounds.
    This evening after our meal we walked the short way up to the parliament to watch the changing of the guard, from which John Cleese clearly gained inspiration.
    Later Janet stayed up to watch Man Utd play Arsenal with Greek commentary. It did not improve the football which ended 1-1.
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  • Day27

    Sparti to Corinth

    June 3 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Today we left Sparti heading for Corinth, and for John & Helen to take a handover for their home for the next 4 months, the Captain John, a 46 foot Bavaria. On the wat, we stopped at a site of ancient ruins - Mycenae. This was a fortress perched high upon a hill, with magnificent views over a very fertile valley, all the way to the sea.

    It was a quick stop, as we needed to be in Corinth by 12.30, which we made easily. Reaching Corinth, we headed to the Marina where Giannis was waiting for John & Helen. Our first meeting with the Captain John! Once loaded aboard, John and Helen had their briefing for a few hours, Paul and I went for a walk in the township scoping our restaurants for dinner.

    Once Giannis had finished, we asked directions for a supermarket to provision up. It was a problem on a Sunday, but Giannis saw a local cop,who radioed other officers, who reported where a large super market was open on a Sunday! So,off we went! European supermarkets are always an adventure, but Greek even more so! No recognizable brands, but even to see what the ingredients are is often a big challenge! Haha. We headed back to the boat, and off loaded, but then Paul had to drive back to Athens (an hour’s drive, to drop off the car). We put the groceries away, and the wind had picked up. Many boats were coming into the marina for shelter and one tried to raft up next to us, but as it was so windy, not a good idea. He left. Another boat came in late, and moored next to the break wall. At 11pm, we saw his boat listing deep, it appears his keel was stuck on something, and the emergency boat came to help release him. Don’t know if it was successful, as the boat was still there the next morning, not listing though, but tide was up.

    We when came back from dinner, we were relaxing when a fireworks show started about 10.30pm. Paul came back by this time, having to wait for a train. We’d seen a wedding, and figured the fireworks were for that! Very cool way to spend the first night aboard!

    hot and tired after a long day, headed into town for a
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  • Day573

    Corinth Canal

    November 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We had a, well I was about to type quiet night in an enclosed bay about 7 miles east of the Corinth canal, then remembered the torrential rain the thunder and lightning. I was happy swimming in the rain and the thunder didn’t bother me but when the lightning started and two local boats headed into the bay, probably to shelter near the big metal boat I decided to get out the water. Sod’s law really as John had earlier removed the forward hatch cover to turn it around so it would open towards any breeze when we are at anchor, then it clouded over so he decided to wait before refixing so yes of course it was bound to hammer it down.
    Next morning we head to the Canal entrance to tie up and pay our usage dues, thinking that by arriving early we would give ourselves plenty of time at the other end to get to an anchorage. No, as we approached the waiting pontoon I was sure I could see a working crane in the Canal, yes out comes an official to tell us to anchor up outside, the Canal wouldn’t open till the afternoon. OK this meant John could fix the hatch down so hopefully no leaks if it rains again but less time to travel at western end fingers crossed there would be space in Corinth harbour.
    In the end we didn’t get to go through till 16:00 when the crane and barges have been dragged out. I think it took us longer than they anticipated, we were the third of three boats and were trailing a little when we got asked by radio to go at full speed and had to confirm that we already were 😄. It is stunning 3.2Miles long 25m wide, with highest point 76m up, it was originally lined with limestone blocks and had a sort of tow path but most of the blocks and path have fallen in. As we travelled along we saw the section the crane was working on, yesterday’s heavy rain had caused a fall and depth dropped from 20ft to 10ft under the keel. We were also lucky enough to see a kingfisher as were pooled along.
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  • Day574

    Ancient Corinth

    November 10, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Fortunately there was room for us in Corinth yacht harbour, we were dubious as Almanac said only suitable for yachts less than 12m, but only one other visiting boat there so eased in gently and settled alongside, so far no one has come to ask for money.
    We spent Friday evening with the locals walking around and drinking coffee. Today we took the bus to Ancient Corinth, I am a little jaded now but it was an interesting pile of rocks and well worth the 4euro entry fee which included the museum. If we had been asked for our comments we would have suggested that they orientate the pictures and plans to the way you are standing to view the information board and item you are reading about, it is sometimes difficult to work it out when no major features to see.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Evangelístria, Evangelistria, Ευαγγελίστρια

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