|Publication Date||July 14, 2012|
The direct route from A thens to the plain of A rgos, in which Mycenae and Tiryns are situated, passes through various interesting places which can be visited by the traveller if he has the time. Both road and railway follow almost the same course, in fact they often cross each other until they reach the village of Fichtia, the final station to Mycenae. However, tourist oces often organize bus tr ps direct to the sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, From A thens the Sacred Road or Hiera Hodos (today: I era Odds) follows the line of the ancient road of this name leading to Eleusis. The name was given to the road because it was that followed by the sacred processions from Eleusis to A thens. After a little more than nine kilometers one reaches the Monastery of Daphni dating from the end of the nth century A.D, A visit will reward the visitor with the view of some of the most beautiful Byzantine mosaics in Greece. Two km. from Daphni there is, on the right, a rock with niches for offerings which marks the site of an ancient precinct of A phrodite.
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