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Travel Blogs from Gythion
Arrived in Rome via another lovely Italo Train. It was first class travel with complimentary wifi and drinks and comfortable reclining seats. Our lodgings for the first night were not to our liking and we changed for the next two nights. Unfortunately this took away some sightseeing time for us. However, Rome seems to be a place where you can walk from site to site ...
... fortified hill of Myzithra. From 1262, during the time the Byzantines became the rulers of Mystras, a huge period of growth began for this medieval fortress town. Settlers from the surrounding plains sought refuge here, the hill side soon filled with houses, mansions, palaces, churches and monasteries all protected by ...
We got the car fixed and drove to Sparta, 61k of steep winding road inland. The road was like nothing I have ever driven on and never want to again. Sparta is not like any other towns we have seen. It has straight wide streets with centre parking it seems more modern than any others. We've driven over a maintain range and it has opened out into a huge flat valley with orange and olive groves. The town is conventional, quite ordinary ...
... salty so you float easily, but it doesn't dry your skin out. Truly beautiful to swim in.
I was determined to eat octopus today, and Sam accidentally ordered the sea food dish instead of the octopus. It was a huge plate of the best sea food we have had in ages! Lightly fried squid, baby octopus, lightly pickled octopus, fried sardines, cucumber, to sore, olives, tatzkiki & ...
... stay aware, there were still drivers passing on a double line (even a huge tour bus in one case which really upset Mom). I suppose locals get so used to them that they don’t see them anymore.
The first time I saw one of these things was on a previous trip to Greece about 25 years ago. I think it is probably a cultural practice. If we North American’s erected these as a normal practice on our own roads I wonder what our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed