Κυριακή, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

MY WORLD TUESDAY: A WONDERFUL TRIP PART 2


Second day at Goura, Feneos, Peloponisos.
We woke up at 7:30 am and at 8:30 am we went for breakfast.
It was a rainy day, at first, and the breakfast room had big windows so you could see the rain and the mountains outside.



We had a generous breakfast with coffee, tea, eggs, marmelades, home made cookies and cakes, bread, ham and cheese, juices, honey and always a smile in the face of the owner.



The minute we finished our breakfast, it started to snow.
Light snow for the beginning and heavy snow after a while.



It was time for adventure.
We put on our gloves, scarves and bonnets and we left the hotel.
First we visit the Monastery of Agios Georgios (St.George) up to the mountain (1100 m altimeter).
It's an old Monastery with a few monks and a great view.





In the church, during the Tourkish command around 1800, the monks gathered the children to teach them reading and writing and the Orthodox tradition.
They built a loft above the church as a hidden school (κρυφό σχολειό).



The view from the wooden balcony is amazing.




You see the lake Doxa (λίμνη Δόξα) with the small church of Agios Fanourios in the middle.



Then we went up to the mountains (1800 m altimeter) for more snow.
And we found it.
At last, i'll post some snow photos.






And a beautiful rainbow on our way down from the mountain.


At 2:30pm we had lunch to a beautiful tavern and we went back to our hotel at 5:00 pm.
The evening was the same with the previous day.
Coffee, chocolate, omelette and table game till midnight.


Join me next week for part 3.

to have a world tour.

44 σχόλια:

ayamlin είπε...

Hi Antigoni!
Is it ruin in the river?
it looks like bridge or the entrance?
I like seeing old ruins!

Reader Wil είπε...

Wow, you have had snow! When I was in Greece in April 2007 there was very beautiful weather. Here in Holland we haven't had snow yet.

Maria είπε...

Hallo Antigoni, what a beautiful tour you had! It must have been very exciting for your children to have snow! The old monastery is great! I loved the pictures you took under the steep roof, the old carved logs. And, of course, the view over the lake!
When we were on vacation, we also played games like UNO until midnight with the children...
Nice memories!
Thank you also for your kind comments on my blog, I am happy to hear that you enjoy my little strolls through Vienna. The oriental food was excellent! I love the spices they use! Uhhh!
Have a nice week!

koala είπε...

Snow? Wow, not what I would expect on a Greece blog!

ewok1993 είπε...

It feels like I was there with you. I enjoyed this adventure without the drive in snowy conditions.

Your EG Tour Guide είπε...

Thanks for the second day of your lovely adventure. Your family looks delightful and they all seem to be enjoying the trip.

WillThink4Wine είπε...

What a delightful day! Love the old Monastery shots. The stone arch looks incredible! Hot chocolate sounds just the thing after a cold snowy day!

Sylvia K είπε...

Oh, Antigoni! what a wonderful vacation! and your photos are magnificent! And what a beautiful family you have. Have to admit the photos brought back such wonderful memories of the ten days I spent in Greece so many years ago. Thanks for sharing, look forward to next week!

kjpweb είπε...

Beautiful!

Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy είπε...

Antigoni: What wonderful shots of the mountains of Greece.

SandyCarlson είπε...

What a beautiful place. What a range of weather conditions, too. Thanks for bringing us along!

Guy D είπε...

Excellent pics, thanks for the tour.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carver είπε...

Sounds like so much fun. I like all of your photographs in this post. What a beautiful place whether it's rainy, snowing or clear.

Janie είπε...

I like the photo of snow after breakfast, and the rainbow shot.
The monastery looks fascinating. Beautiful photos.

Babooshka είπε...

You are making me envious. I really need a holiday, but a sunny one,

The Good Life in Virginia είπε...

your trip is so interesting and the monestary and the ruins and the snow...did you expect the snow when you set out on the trip? or was it unexpected?
i am enjoying your posts.
have a good week.
erin

Ruth είπε...

How nice that you can drive up to the snow and then drive down to the warmer weather. Very interesting post, and a nice family picture.

Robert V. Sobczak είπε...

That's a family adventure ... and yes, I remember in Arizona if we wanted to see the snow we had to travel up the mountain to find it ...

Wren είπε...

Beautiful - the photos of Lake Doxa could be the setting for a fairy tale.

Brit' Gal Sarah είπε...

Wonderful post and piccies this week, really interesting monastery and all that snow too! You have a great looking family.

Grammy είπε...

Thanks for taking us on your trip. wonderful photos you took.

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OH WOW!
Thank you for the lovely tour!

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Catherine είπε...

What a wonderful trip, indeed.
A generous breakfast is recommended with that weather.
Who imagine there's so much snow in Greece. We're used to hear about heatwaves.
The scenery deserves the trip in the cold.
What surprises me the most is the hidden school. Monsks had certainly to hide themselves from teaching. That's very interesting.

Leanne είπε...

Thank you for share that with us I love your photos of the monastery.

George είπε...

Thanks for a wonderful tour. The monastery was especially interesting and the view from there was fantastic. I'm glad you got to make a snowman in the mountains.

Gattina είπε...

I have been to Greece in May last year, doing a roundtrip. It was phantastic ! It seems so strange to me seeing now pictures with snow !!

Tamara Jansen είπε...

What a BEAUTIFUL old church! And your family is even more BEAUTIFUL :)

I remember that greek coffee, though, and it's pretty strong compared to North American coffee!

photowannabe είπε...

Thanks for taking us on your trip. I love seeing the ancient ruins and the snow made it all more interesting.
You talked about the Almond tree being the bride of Spring. I think our almond tree is getting ready to bud too. Last spring it was so full of blossoms. I definitely think Spring is on the way.

Tootie είπε...

I liked the photos of your travels and especially photos of your family.

Baruch είπε...

What a great selection of photos to share your world with us. Interesting story about the hidden school and that breakfast sounds absolutely scrumptious!

mirage2g είπε...

Wow! You had so many things done in so little time! Thanks for the wonderful photos! Glad you let me peek :)

Glennis είπε...

Some wonderful photos in this story, I especially liked the hidden school photo in the Monastery. Intriguing.
Also I was surprised to see snow falling in Greece.

D Herrod είπε...

Interesting. Looks cold.

Why were the schools secret?

chrome3d είπε...

That was some tour you had there. What a beautiful place fully deserving as many shots as you can take!

Catherine είπε...

Thanks Antigoni, for the explaination about hidden schools. That was one of the most interessant part of post. I love when I learn something new, visiting others.

Reader Wil είπε...

Antigoni! Thanks for your visit and nice comments! I think I learned a lot from my daughters. Five years ago I couldn't do anything on the computer.My daughters wanted me to learn to e-mail.

marina είπε...

BEAUTIFUL PICS sis!

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now i really want to visit this place

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Denise είπε...

Fantastic, so enjoyed all your photos. Thank you.

Louise είπε...

THis is great! I the the arched, bridge-like thing in front of the water, and especially the family pictures!