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Excursion to Mount Olympos with MMTRAVEL Agency

Excursion to Mount Olympos with MMTRAVEL Agency

The twelve gods live in the gorges, the “folds of Olympus” as Homer describes them – where their palaces are also found. The Pantheon (now Mytikas) is their meeting point, the theatre of their tempestuous debates. The throne of Zeus (now Stefani) is the exclusive home of Zeus, the father of the gods. From there he hurls his bolts of lighting, so that everyone may witness "God's wrath". In the Iliad, Mt Olympus is described as huge, long, illustrious and densely forested.

Apart from the mythological elements that come to the minds of visitors with great ease as they are inspired by the landscape, Mt Olympus is also an enchanting place of natural beauty. Each year, thousands of nature-lovers visit Olympus, in order to revel in its attractive nature and enjoy walking up its slopes and conquering its peaks. The picturesque town of Litohoro is the usual starting point, situated on the eastern foothills of the mountain.

Finally, no trip to Mt Olympus can be considered complete, without a stop at the traditional village of Paleos Panteleimonas, that is literally a part of our cultural heritage. The scenic beauty of the village, its well-preserved houses and stony paths are painted by the deep colour of the sea that you can see round every bend, and along every narrow street, nestling below the glory of the gothic castle and the shadow of Olympus.

Departure time: 08.00'
Arrival time: 15.00'

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THE “OATH” OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

(OPIS, 324 BC)


"I wish you now that wars are coming to an end,that you should be all happy in peace.From now on,let all mortals live as one people,in fellowship,for the common prosperity.See the ecumenic world as your homeland,with common laws,where the meritocracy govern regardless of the race.Unlike the narrowminded,I make no distinction between Greeks and barbarians. The origin of the citizens,or the race into which they were born,is of no concern to me.I judge them by one criterion,the individual virtue.

For me any good foreigner is a Greek and any bad Greek is worse than a barbarian.If disputes ever occur among you,you will not resort to weapons,but will solve them in peace.If need be I shall arbitrate between you.Let us see the god not as an autocratic despot,but as the common father of all and thus your conduct will be like the lives of brothers within the same family.

I,on my part,see you all as equal whether you are white or dark-skinned.And I should like you not simply to be subjects of my commonwealth,but members of it and partners.To the best of my ability I shall strive to do what I have promised. This oath,which we have taken tonight with our libations,keep it as a Symbol of Love"


Lord Byron - source : Don Juan (canto III, st.86)
“The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung.
Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!
Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.” 



THE “OATH” OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

(OPIS, 324 BC)


"I wish you now that wars are coming to an end,that you should be all happy in peace.From now on,let all mortals live as one people,in fellowship,for the common prosperity.See the ecumenic world as your homeland,with common laws,where the meritocracy govern regardless of the race.Unlike the narrowminded,I make no distinction between Greeks and barbarians. The origin of the citizens,or the race into which they were born,is of no concern to me.I judge them by one criterion,the individual virtue.

For me any good foreigner is a Greek and any bad Greek is worse than a barbarian.If disputes ever occur among you,you will not resort to weapons,but will solve them in peace.If need be I shall arbitrate between you.Let us see the god not as an autocratic despot,but as the common father of all and thus your conduct will be like the lives of brothers within the same family.

I,on my part,see you all as equal whether you are white or dark-skinned.And I should like you not simply to be subjects of my commonwealth,but members of it and partners.To the best of my ability I shall strive to do what I have promised. This oath,which we have taken tonight with our libations,keep it as a Symbol of Love"


Lord Byron - source : Don Juan (canto III, st.86)
“The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung.
Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!
Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.” 



THE “OATH” OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT

(OPIS, 324 BC)


"I wish you now that wars are coming to an end,that you should be all happy in peace.From now on,let all mortals live as one people,in fellowship,for the common prosperity.See the ecumenic world as your homeland,with common laws,where the meritocracy govern regardless of the race.Unlike the narrowminded,I make no distinction between Greeks and barbarians. The origin of the citizens,or the race into which they were born,is of no concern to me.I judge them by one criterion,the individual virtue.

For me any good foreigner is a Greek and any bad Greek is worse than a barbarian.If disputes ever occur among you,you will not resort to weapons,but will solve them in peace.If need be I shall arbitrate between you.Let us see the god not as an autocratic despot,but as the common father of all and thus your conduct will be like the lives of brothers within the same family.

I,on my part,see you all as equal whether you are white or dark-skinned.And I should like you not simply to be subjects of my commonwealth,but members of it and partners.To the best of my ability I shall strive to do what I have promised. This oath,which we have taken tonight with our libations,keep it as a Symbol of Love"


Lord Byron - source : Don Juan (canto III, st.86)
“The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung.
Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung!
Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.” 



 

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