Ancient Stagira, Olympiada

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  • We loved visiting Stagira. It was a beautiful family walk and a good occation to tell our son about Aristotle and how he contributed to the world.  more »
  • Staying in Olympiada we did Stagira in two parts over two days, early morning before it got too hot. Very interesting although most of what you see has been rebuilt. Even though we found it very...  more »
  • A place with an overwhelming historical load! The ruins are well preserved so you can make a clear picture of the past of the city and those who lived here. It's hard not to think that Aristotle, now over 2000 years ago, stepped on the tiles that you are stepping on now, that the bay and the beaches at the foot of the city were also admired by the great man! The entrance is free of charge (at the gate you can also get some explanatory flyers or directions from the guide-gate-keeper) and it is on the left side of the road that goes south of Stavros, immediately (25-30 m) after the ramification to Olympiada. It must be carefully guided so as not to miss it because, for reasons that are difficult to understand, the only indicator is placed far from the entrance, only on the opposite way. After visiting the fortress it is advisable to visit the new Stageira (approximately 25-30 km) to see Aristotle's Park. Un loc cu o încărcătură istorică copleșitoare! Ruinele sunt suficient de bine păstrate ca să-ți poți fa e o imagine clară despre trecutul cetății și viața celor de aici. E greu să nu te gândești că, pe dalele pe care pășești acum, a pășit și Aristotel acum peste 2000 de ani, că golful și plajele care se desfășoară la piciorul cetății au fost admirate și de marele om! Intrarea în incintă este gratuită (la poartă poți primi și câteva pliante explicative sau indicații de la portarul-ghid) și este pe partea stângă a șoselei care pleacă din sudul Stavrosului, imediat (25-30 m) după ramificația spre Olympiada. Trebuie condus cu atenție pentru a o nu rata pentru că, din motive greu de înțeles, singurul indicator este plasat la mare distanță de intrare, doar pe celălalt sens de mers. După vizitarea cetății este recomandabilă și o vizită în noua Stageira (aprox. 25-30 km), pentru a vedea și Parcul lui Aristotel.
  • Nice place, nice views. Better to travel in the late afternoon. IMO not the best place to take small kids to (lots of climbing and tourny bushes)
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