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... village of Githos to eat lunch of spinach pie. Githos is a tiny fishing port on the Lakonian gulf. Greek mythology says this is where Paris and Helen spent their first night on their way to Troy. On our way to the car, we noticed many bakeries, so we thought that was a sign to buy some cookies. Good sign, they were delicious!
As we approached Monemvasia, a narrow bridge leads you over the sea to the ...
... still in operation, and perfectly maintained with 16th century frescos and artwork inside. Avoiding the busloads of Athens day-trippers you can get some amazing panoramas of the valley, and heart wrenching view as climbers scale the imposing cliffs. That night we were treated to numerous rock climbing movies at the campground, making me feel pretty ****-weak.
The rain joined us for our 7-hour drive to Athens where we realized Greece is back in the land of road ...
The weather is a
little cloudy, but it is close to 70 today. We got up at 8am for breakfast, but
cut it short as Jamie wasn't feeling well. We hung out in the room until 10:30
then went out to see and explore the tiny Greek town. This town had over 40 churches in this small area.
We decide to stay two nights and mooch off into Gythion for coffee. Once a major port, now large marina and very pretty old buildings by harbour. Little bit of retail therapy for me then back to swim and snooze. In Gythion harbour there is a tiny island which is where Helen of Troy and Paris spent their first night after escaping from Sparta. At ...
Breakfast by the harbour then drive north up the east coast, heading for campsite at Gythion. Stop in mountain village of Lagia for coffee and meet a german couple on their bikes, one of which is a recumbent bike! We buy them a cup of coffee while a rain storm passes. They are on a year's sabbatical from their teaching jobs. Started last September, cycled from home via Italy to Crete. Went home for the winter, then flew back to Crete to continue ...