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.
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