Ammudia - The Acherontas River boat trip

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Boat Trip to Acherontas River




We have reached Ammudia, a small fishing village on the northwest coast in Epirus. Based on mythology Ammudia was the passage to the netherworld as the souls should cross Acheron during their travel to Hades Kingdom, the one of the three kingdoms of ancient Greek world.

The Aheron River has seldom kinds of biota living in the edge of its river bank, protected by international conventions. 

People who come here usually visit Nekromanteio one of the important monuments of antiquity found near Mesopotamos.  We, however are here for an hour's ride in the river so we are not visiting it even if it is so close. It is already hot in the day and I am glad we skipped this for other places of interest. I believe spring is the best season to visit it.

The cost for this ride is 8 euro and our guide Mr. Vasili is very talkative and friendly. He impresses us with his knowledge.  He first shows us the Blue caves near the beach, and then we return to the river where he makes a stop every now and then to show us turtles, birds or nests hanging from trees. The ride is indeed interesting and it takes one hour.

Opposite the river bank there are a number of restaurants and coffee shops so we have a 30 minute break for some coffee before we drive off to the next spot.

-         NEKROMANTEIO - The unique nekromanteio of ancient Greek world is about 4 km  from Ammoudia and was the oracle that were visiting people in aim to communicate with their dearest persons’ souls so as to learn about their future and take advice. The archeological ruins found here are dated back to Mycenaean time. (14th-13th B.C century)

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rossport
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awesome photo's Popi and i agree on the water u need to be there in a cool month

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