Shiny Oasis

In the foothills of Mount Parnassus, the Boeotian town of Livadeia offers a cool oasis from the Greek summer heat. After visiting numerous hot, dusty (and sweaty) places that day, a cold glass of beer and a souvlaki (for which the town is renowned) along the banks of the spring fed Herkyna river was a shining moment.

Walking bridges criss-cross the river as it flows down from the mountains. The water shines from the leafy filtered sunlight.

Deep blue water with silty bases lie in pockets here and there.

And near the top where the water flows out from the rocks, a water muse presides, lit up, a shiny beacon on the water, as the day turns to dusk.

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    • It is on the way to Delphi and is about a 2 hour drive away. I’m not sure of public transport, but it seems likely. The bus will probably take longer than 2 hours. There are a number if hotels in the town if you want to stay overnight.

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  1. I also have a plce like this which is an oasis in town with water running and birds chirping. During study leave I parked my car under a tree and even studied there. Thanks for the nostalgia and beautiful photos


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