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Visit Greece on Horseback

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Lefkos Pigassos (www.white-pegasus.com), a company based in the village of Papigo, one of the 46 villages of Zagorochoria, offers visitors the chance to get acquainted with some of the most beautiful regions of Epirus, Northern Greece, through organized horseback expeditions. Papigo is at the heart of the National Park of the Northern Pindos Mountain range. It can serve as a starting point for horseback exploration trips to one of the most beautiful parts of Pindos, including Drakolimni Lake. 

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An Hippodrome Discovered in Olympia after 1600 Years

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   The site of an ancient hippodrome course in Olympia, where the emperor Nero competed for Olympian laurels, has been discovered. The hippodrome was discovered in Olympia by a research team that included Professor Norbert Müller, Dr Christian Wacker and Dr Reinhard Senff. “This discovery is an archaeological sensation,” commented Norbert Müller of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The research project extended over several weeks before its completion in mid-May 2008. Prior to this, the hippodrome had only been known from written sources. Archaeologists had failed to locate its actual site, which is surprising, as German archaeologists have been continuously excavating the site of where the ancient Olympiad was held since 1875.      Science Daily: Horse Racecourse In Ancient Olympia Discovered After 1600 Years (21.07.2008); Ministry of Culture: Olympia-The Hippodrome