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Travel Blogs from Sparta
... is that it is about size of ... say.. Chatham. We had lunch at a souvlaki/giro fast food place. We bought a souvlaki with pita, a giro with pita and a 1L coke for about 6.5 euros. We drove to our hotel in Kardymili afterward. It's a very small town that caters mainly for European beach goers. We are now in the outer Mani region. We made a stop here for one night before heading into inner ...
Before exploring Mystras we made a quick stop to the historic city of Sparta. Sparta for all you history buffs was home to the Spartan soldiers, who were held in awe by their fellow Greeks for their ferocious, disciplined and self sacrificing battle style. Mystras: In 1249, the Frankish ruler, William II built a strong fortress atop ...
... get closer to Kalamata, there is a new toll road being constructed and Joffrey shows us we are not on a road. It then directs us toward another road which is labelled OLD ROAD. So we take it, trusting Joffrey again. The road is ok then smaller and smaller as it is cut into the sides of the mountains. There are constant switch backs and tiny villages and the speed we averaged would have been about 30 or 40 km/hr. the views along the road were ...
INTERESTING VILLAGES WORTH TO VISIT.
This little village of
Xirokambi that I chose to stay should be considered a great starting point if
you plan visiting Mani and the round area. It seems the perfect place for
hiking, mountain climbing or strolling in nature.
We have been told that
it attracts many naturalists ...
... the beach leading up the Franchthi Cave
- Climbed around inside the cave
- Sat by the sea and dipped our feet in the water and tanned
- Went to Pallomidi, the Venetian fortress at the top of The Thousand Steps
- Walked around the coast of the Nafplion promontory and enjoyed the view of the sea splashing against the rocks
- Ate the "best gelato in Greece" (according to my professors) (and it was the best I've ever had by far)