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Mike's Odyssey to Greece - 2005

Part 8: Diakofto

On our first weekend, our friends Giorgios, Stelios, and Panos suggested we check out a place called Diakofto.  Diakofto is a small town on the northern coast of Peloponnese on the Gulf of Corinth.  While Diakofto itself is a fun little town, the actual reason we were there was to catch a cog train to travel up into the mountains to a place called Kalavryta.

Gulf of Corinth
The Gulf of Corinth on the Mediterranean side of Greece.

Gulf of Corinth
Looking across the Gulf towards Delphi.

Fishing Boats
One of my favorite sights in Greece were the bright fishing boats.

Palm Sunday
A man walking home from church on Palm Sunday.  Note the (olive?) leaves in his pocket.

Selling artichokes by the truckload.

The fountain in the center of town.

Downtown Diakofto looking south towards the gorge.

It seems that just about everywhere I go in Greece, I make friends of stray animals.  This black dog started following me around, and then this other little dog started following him.  I felt like the pied piper or something.

Say hello to my little friends.

Diakofto facing gorge
Another shot of the gorge from the Diakofto seaport.

Cog train
The old cog train used to climb to Kalavryta.  The actual ones we used were much newer.

Continue on to Part 9:  The Gorge (or "Hey, did we end up in Colorado?")