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ODYSSEIA
This is the name of this lovely boat that used for daily cruises to nearby islands.

Some info from Nydri and theories about Odyssey from www.gtp.gr.
... With Nydri, Lefkada's most visited tourist resort, as a starting point, we commence on our first route a little outside the centre of the village. The visitor will be able to enjoy the region's beautiful landscape, with the rich olive trees, fertile orchards and vegetable gardens to the west. This route can be made in combination with a delightful walk which passes through the area of the excavations, wedged in between the sea and the mountain, in the area of the Steno Haradiatikon and which leads on to Vlychos. This is where the German archaeologist Wilhelm Dorpfeld discovered some tombs and circular buildings, showing that the region was inhabited from at least the Early Bronze Age (2000 BC).
Dorpfeld was he inspiration behind the theory, based on one interpretation of the Odyssey, that Lefkada was indeed Homer's Ithaki, and placed Odysseus' palace at Nydri. Many of Dorpfeld's finds - votive offerings, vases and Mycenean remains - are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada. Dorpfeld himself loved the island so much that he wanted to be buried here. His grave is located on the peak of the hill at the edge of the Vlychos peninsula, above the charming little church of Ayia Kyriaki. There is a theory that this little church is built on top of an ancient temple of the Nymphs. ...


The little building at the background is the church Ayia Kyriaki.

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