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We stayed at this beach however decided not to go though a large beach puddle. Others did. Later we talked to some German campers who had been locked in here for 3 weeks, not that they were complaining. It had rained and the estuary filled up. Mind you we had not really seen much rain. We considered the risk for one night and decided to have a lovely swim in beautiful in water. Sadly we could not stay! ...
This morning we had champagne breakfast in our room and then
went up on the deck and watched the tenders being lowered to carry people to
After a short debate, Erika decided to stay on board and I
went on my own to see the town. It was depressing. They are two main streets
running parallel with ...
... to arrive. In that time, Dad and I returned to the hotel where we packed our suitcases and checked out. I ran into the Argeroploses in the lobby and our fun began there.
Driving to Monemvasia took about 4 hours. Mom enjoyed this kind of driving because the roads were curvy, she could drive quickly, and she got to pass many cars (sometimes 4 at a time while following Mr. Argeroplos!). For Dad and me, the ride ...
... as the tallest peak is pretty high. The old fortress area is on top and you can take the steps up to reach it. When we arrived to Monemvasia, we we're met by George's friend who let us in to the apartment. We got our bags checked in and quickly got changed to go for a swim. The weather was so hot we didn't want to do anything else! There isn't really a beach on the island - you can go back to the mainland for one, but there is a little area to go ...
... He had us sit down in the courtyard, shaded by a white fig tree and an olive tree. He served us a wonderful white wine from vines that date back to the 18th century. I took a picture of the label just in case we can find it again...but it won't taste the same without the location. Byron served us crushed tomatoes with toast (like bruschetta only Greek), then he came out with hummus, carrots and spicy toast and lastly, small potatoes with greek ...