Monday 27 January 2014

My trip to the Peloponnese (4)- Ligourio

So just after finishing the tour of Mycenae we headed for Epidavros.
On the way we were admiring thousands of orange trees full of fruit.
And all of a sudden we passed in front of a Trojan Horse decorating an antique store! We had no time to stop though!

We moved on and we passed a small town called Ligourio and having done my study of its history and sights I decided I would love to visit its Natural History Museum, as I love visiting this type of museums.
Imagine how great I felt when we found it immediately as it was on the road entering the town.It is a small private museum that has amazing collections of ammonites and minerals.

 Fossilized shells

 and fossilized fish.
 A turtle head.
 Shark teeth.

 And lovely minerals.

 Look at those colours!

And hubby's mineral collage.
Hubbie's favourite mineral is tiger eye so he bought me a bracelet made out of tiger eye beads.(Not pictured)

Also insects and butterflies.
And lots of shells.
My favourite ammonite was this one found at the area which had amazing various colourful minerals inside it.

I had to buy a small ammonite. Not a local one. This one is from Madagascar and it is from the Jurasic period (208-152.000.000 years ago) Isn't its age unbelievable?
(Don't mind some photos that are sideways, I couldn't manage to turn them correctly for some reason!)


Akamatra said...

I looooove those photos!!!! I want to go to this museum, why haven't I been there????
My husband and I love geology! Great post thanks for sharing!

Decor Asylum said...

Δεν το ήξερα το μουσείο αλλά τώρα που είδα τις φωτογραφίες σου, σίγουρα θα το επισκεφθώ! Την καλησπέρα μου :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wonderful trip! That's a great purchase you made - now you'll always remember this holiday! :D

eleanna said...

I m really, really impressed! I didn't know about the museum! I have to visit it for sure!

Anastasia said...

beautiful photos Ariadne - looks like you got to see a lot of artifacts and beautiful natural items! Id love to visit the Greek mainland one day...

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Again, thanks for taking us with you! I love that Trojan horse!

Donna Heber said...

Wow, what a gorgeous museum and your photos are awesome!

Bernadett said...

What a trip and photos dear Ariadne!!!:)
Thank you for sharing.:)


Unknown said...

The multi-colored ammonite is spectacular! Thank you for sharing this.

Kaisievic said...

This looks like a fantastic museum to visit, thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Valma said...

really seems to be a fantastic place to visit !
I love those kind of museums !
and ho my...I'm so jealous f that blue sky =D
Never have a one like this here !!