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comfortable, clean, great view
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... we headed out around noon, toward Mystras with a new lease on life …. Google Maps!
Mystras is situated on the slopes of Taygetos Mountain. The archaeological site stands above the tiny village of Mystras and the city of Sparta. The greenery surrounding the area is mostly pine trees, cypresses and the ever-present orange trees. We found out that Greece is known as the orange ...
... 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 ...
... very glad to have stopped at this lovely port town. We climbed the thousand-odd steps to the Venetian castle complex above the city. The Venetians appear to have had a pretty decent idea of castle building. A walk through the bougainvillea lined old town had Laura in love with the place and the jewelry shops. We did have to make a move, as we headed to Epidaurus that evening.
Another day, another ruin. After a night in the car park, we visited Epidaurus in the morning. ...
... home cycling through Greece then north to Germany. The sun comes out and the cyclists continue up hill. We have not got the heart to tell them that there is far worse to come. A fruit and veg lorry pulls up in the empty square, loudspeaker yelling its arrival well before we see it. Next minute the van is surrounded by villagers, mostly old ladies and children. We buy courgettes, aubergines and a big bag of apricots. Absolutely delicious! Drive on to ...
... pine trees but as I approach I understand that it
must have been abandoned for years. How wrong I was!
The lighthouse is said to be built in 1873
and my guide book says that it is 25 meters tall with a range of 9 nautical
miles. The sight is depressing and I decide to walk all the way back.
At least I manage to take some beautiful photos!
Have a look…..