16 December, 2005

Theatre of Dionysos and Around

Two pages added to the section of the Theatre of Dionysos in Athens.



Temples of Dionysos
http://mesogeia.net/athens/places/theatredionysos/templedionysos_en.html

In the area of the theatre there are two temples of Dionysos, one of the 6th century BC, and the other of the 4th century BC, but the older one was not really recognisable to me.

Collection of the statues and inscriptions found near the theatre.
http://mesogeia.net/athens/places/theatredionysos/statues_en.html

I don't remember to have seen this installation when I visited the site in 2002. It must have been built before the Olympic Games. Nicely arranged and very comprehensible. Well Done!

And some photos of the Plateia Syntagmatos (Syntagma Square or Constitutional Square).
http://mesogeia.net/athens/places/syntagma/syntagma_en.html

I heard that this area suffered a bomb attack in the last week. It is like to have terrorism in front of the Parliament House. Very worrying.

14 December, 2005

Avogonyma, Chios

I added two pages on Avgonyma of Chios Island with 14 photos.

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/avgonyma_en.html

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/avgonyma2_en.html

It is not the most touristic of the Chian towns or villages, but is actually quite attractive. We ate quite well here, too.

I also translated some pages of the Theatre of Dionysos, Odeion of Herodes Atticus, and the Stoa of Eumenes in Athens. I took new photos in the last summer, and I will add them soon.

http://www.mesogeia.net/athens/places/theatredionysos/theatredionysostop_en.html

05 December, 2005

Nea Moni (Chios)

This weekend I uploaded 3 pages of the Nea Moni (New Monastery) of Chios.

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/neamoni1_en.html

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/neamoni2_en.html

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/neamoni3_en.html



Very much to my regret, we could not see almost anything of the Katholikon (the most important church in a monastery), because it was under restauration (details in my website). I just took it for granted it was open, but I was wrong; I should have called the Tourist Information before we decided to go to Chios (although the whole travel was enjoyable enough).

If any of you are planning to go there next summer and if one of your main purposes is to visit the monastery, check it beforehand.

29 November, 2005

Fortification of Chios and Karfas Beach

Over the weekend I added two new pages to the Chios section

1) The fortification of Chios (Byzantine- Crusader Period)

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xioscastle_en.html

This time we did not really have time to investigate inside the old town (which is inside the fortification). There must remain some buildings of the Crusader era and some Ottoman monuments.


Karfas Beach




2) Karfas Beach

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/karfas_en.html

We asked at the Hotel where was the nearest beach from the town, and we were told this is it. Nothing exciting about it. It seemed to me a resort for wealthy European tourists.


And I added some hotel contacts to the Hotel page
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xiosfiloxenia_en.html

27 November, 2005

Roman Agora, Athens

http://www.mesogeia.net/athens/places/romanagora/romanagoratop_en.html

I translated all the pages of the Roman Agora in Athens into English, and improved the links to other pages.


+ Tower of the Winds
+ Unidentified Public Building and the East Propylon
+ Gate of Athena Archegetes (Western Propylon)
+ Byzantine Building Elements
+ Fetiye Mosque
+ Other Monuments
* Eastern Half of the R. Agora
* Shops
* Fountain House
* Statues of the Puglic Figures
* R. Agora Seen from the East
* Fountain
* Drainage
* Olive Press
* Public Toilet
* Statue of Lion
* Erased Inscription
* Part of Inscription

21 November, 2005

4 Pages of Chios Town

I added 4 new pages to the section of Chios Town, also known as Chora (as many other central towns of the Greek islands).

It was a marvellous island where we would love to return. When we will have a chance to go to Lesvos, we will definitely stop again at Chios and see the rest of it that we did not see.


Various Photos of the Chios Town
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xiostownvar_en.html

Mosque (now closed)
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xiosmosque_en.html

Archaeological Museum
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xiosarchmus_en.html

Hotels
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/xios/xiosfiloxenia_en.html

13 November, 2005

Nikopolis

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/nikopolis/nikopolistop_en.html

I finished the section of Nikopolis.

I visited there with my husband 2 years and a half ago. It was one of the most baffling experiences that I had in Greece; many of the monuments were inaccessible, and there was no way of seeing famous mosaics. We could not even see the Victory Monument of Augustus (which is usually open, according to the local people).

Accordingly my photo archive is quite unsatisfactory.

If you plan to go there, phone them (the museum or the local tourist office) to check out what you can actually see there. You may be albe to find out particular days for the visitors!

05 November, 2005

Akropolis Archaeological Museum

http://www.mesogeia.net/athens/places/acropolis/acropolismus_en.html

I translated the section of the Acropolis archaeological museum. Some English words are still faulty, I guess, and I will correct them in these days; however you can start to enjoy the photos. ;)

03 November, 2005

Erechtheion

3 November 2005

The English section of Erechtheion (on the Athenian Acropolis) was added. This section existed only in Japanese before, and on this occation I added some new pages and new photos.

I put here only the entrance page, but there are 5 other pages under this page.

http://www.mesogeia.net/athens/places/acropolis/erechtheion_en.html

22 October, 2005

20 October, 2005

Archaeological Museum of Aegina

19 October 2005

A new page about the Archaeological Museum of Aegina (or Aigina) was added.

http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/aegina/aiginaarchmus_en.html

This archaeological museum is the oldest in Greece being established during the war of Independence

19 October, 2005

Gate to Greece News

I translated some of the Japanese pages about Aegina in English.

Kolonna (Kolona) site near Aegina Town
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/aegina/colonna_en.html

Temple of Aphaia
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/aegina/templeaphaia_en.html

10 October, 2005

07 October, 2005

Samos, Archaeological Museum, Hellenistic Gymnasium, Sanctuary of Artemis

new entries of 7 Oct 2005

Hellenistic Gymnasium, Roman Baths, and Christian Basilica near Pithagorio, Samos
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/samos/pithagorioromanbath_en.html

Archaeological Museum of Samos, Vathy, Samos
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/samos/vathyarchmus_en.html

Sanctuary of Artemis near Potokali, Samos
http://www.mesogeia.net/trip/samos/vathyarchmus_en.html

06 October, 2005

First Step

I have a web site called Gate to Greece.
Creating this site, I encountered a problem in notifying new entries. Different from the blog or diary, normal web site does not show necessarity which page is new and if there are new additions.
In this blog, I will record all updates to my site, and other notices, and even some other notes.
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