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Greece

2.4 km (1.5 miles) NE of Mitrópolis, Pelopónnisos, Greece
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 157°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: gps reading (too late. it just changed) #3: The monument we erected at the spot #4: Facing south from the confluence #5: Facing west from the confluence #6: Old farmhouse in the olive orchard #7: 200 metres uphill looking at the spot

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  37°N 23°E (visit #1)  

#1: The confluence, in the olive orchard in the middle of the picture, as seen from the south

(visited by Donald Staal and Monique Van der Hulst)

31-Mar-2002 -- This confluence is near Mitrópolis, a small town on the east coast of the Peloponnese. Since we were coming from the north, we had to make quite a detour to arrive there, as there is no continuing road along the coast. The shortest way to reach Mitrópolis was to follow a few very bad dirt roads with enormous potholes, rocks and rather deep pools, so we had to drive our rental Hyunday at a walking pace. Yet another dirt road leads from Mitrópolis up north along the coast and we followed it for a few kilometres.

Our GPS indicated that the confluence was on the eastside of the road, in the direction of the sea, and we didn’t know whether it was actually on land or just in the water. The coast was rather steep, so we thought it might be quite a challenge to reach the spot. We parked our car at about 300 metres from the confluence and at that point it was still unclear whether we could actually get there.

We followed a path leading down and discovered that our confluence was in an old olive orchard (what a coincidence, probably the only accessible part of the coast in the neighborhood, there were terraces that made descending a lot easier). The spot was between the olive trees and had a fantastic view. The distance to the sea was only about 40 metres and the height above sea level about 20 metres (the gps reading exaggerated the height by about 16 metres we noticed). This certainly was the most beautiful confluence we visited up to now.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence, in the olive orchard in the middle of the picture, as seen from the south
#2: gps reading (too late. it just changed)
#3: The monument we erected at the spot
#4: Facing south from the confluence
#5: Facing west from the confluence
#6: Old farmhouse in the olive orchard
#7: 200 metres uphill looking at the spot
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  Notes
Altitude source: SRTM 90m digital elevation data