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... of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
So much for the geography lessons!!
It is quite impressive, completed well before the Panama Canal, now starts the history lesson!
Our next stop is Ancient Corinth.
We pass the Acrocorinth on the way. It is a fortified structure on the highest point of the local area. It times of war, locals sought refuge. We learn that the word "Acropolis" is a general term for a high point, usually fortified.
The ruins are again quite ...
... the mountain and we ended up driving on a very bad bumpy gravel road and Troy and I were starting to worry. I said to Troy there must be just this road but we decided to turn back and this is when we decided Monemvassia was not going to be on our agenda today. We drove back onto sealed roads and well we decided we are heading for Sparta. So we continue to drive through some pretty and quiet towns.
Following our instructions Dimitri sent ...
... but local people were very helpful and once again I was able to enjoy looking at historic parts of Naphlion that I would have missed had I taken a direct route from Tripoli to Tolo.
I had enjoyed the journey, the opportunity to see towns I had not seen before, and take refreshment along the way; however, it did mean that I arrived in Tolo too late and too tired to rally explore ...
The bus dropped us at a remote intersection between two fast roads in the hills, and we wondered if it really was the right place. Squeezing ourselves next to the metal barrier, we awaited our host, Phil, who arrived shortly after. A firm handshake and a strong Essex accent were the first things we noticed about Phil, along with his well-trimmed greyish beard and statuesque persona. We sat in the back of the car as he drove us up to Vassara, a picturesque, mediaeval ...
... us are very typical so it is nice that the exact time we are to leave, everyone is back. This is something scarce because several times in the past I have been with other groups and there is always some delay in gathering.
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