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... dill. We had two glasses of wine and talked about his corporate career....he was a mining engineer and he worked for a mining firm with gold in the name, he ended being the Vice President. We talked politics, presidential hopefuls, greek politics, children, houses, Idaho, mining, economics and pets. We enjoyed the hell out of ourselves! We hated to say good-bye... This is the reason we love to travel...we found a beautiful old city, walked the streets, ...
... is known as the Rock of Gibraltar of the East. We had to park our car outside the town and walk through the gate (mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance") to get to the town.
The town walls and some Byzantine ruins remain from the medieval period. The lower town consists of one cobblestone street with winding corridors shooting off that street. The upper town, atop the rock was the site of ...
... just missing one thing.... Half the artifacts! These are being held hostage in the British museum and are unlikely to be returned. We tore ourselves from Athens to head into the Peloponnese and very cute family campsite in Kortinthos.
After a very hilly run we started our ruin-a-thon at the Temple of Apollo. Just nearby the campsite sat a 5th century city, complete with roads, plumbing and cheeky Greek bathhouses. From here we went further back in time to Mycenae, ...
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 ...