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The detail of The Tempi Valley.

Tempi Valley is a deep gorge in the Greek province of Thessaly, between the mountains Olympus and Ossa, the bottom of the river flows Pinios. Constitutes a natural border between Macedonia and Thessaly.

On the river, flowing bottom of the valley, it moved a suspension bridge for pedestrians, which leads to the thirteenth-century Greek sanctuary - Agia Paraskevi. The tiny church of St. Paraskeva perfectly integrated into the mountain range, solid rock is even an element of some chapels. Above the entrance waving two flags: white and blue Greek and yellow, with two-headed black eagle imperial flag of the Greek Orthodox Church. The interior is decorated with Byzantine paintings.

In the surroundings of the shrine are two legendary source: Source of Aphrodite gushes from the rocks near the bridge, creating a romantic pond, surrounded by laurel trees. According to mythology, this is where Aphrodite bathed before meeting the Adonis. Apparently the water thereby restores youthfulness and ensure happiness in love. To get to the second source, you need to overcome a narrow rock crevice. At the end there is a water source, whose patron is the nymph Daphne. Apparently, a positive effect on eyesight.

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  • Copyright: Iwona Gaweska (IGU) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 26] (151)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-06-23
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.4, 1/45 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-08 12:37
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