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Travel Blogs from Monemvasia
... tower houses up on hill we were passing. Checked out a cemetery up near the tower houses - was full of little houses that had the crypts inside.
Drive down to the tip was just breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, plungig down into the sea below. Bit sad at the end as this represented the further point on the trip - it's all homeward bound now.
Drove back up to Gythio, and spent the night in a restaurant carpark, right on the water ...
... is 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 & ...
... think. I have a terrible brain for history, my sister is the historian in the family, but this place is so fabulous you should do your own reading on it and not listen to me anyway.
The modern era of Monemvasia started around 50 years ago when Andreas' aunt and her then boyfriend, now husband, started working on what is called the Carter house as architects. This I remember because I loved that house. One thing led to another (a fascinating story ...
Because Gythion port is shallow, we had to tender into the port, this means get the little ship from the big ship into the port. Gythion was beautiful. I bought my fridgemagnet and a little greek urn. In the next shop the man was very friendly giving me hugs and patting me on the head. I bought a religious wall hanging there and a sarong from another place. We then decided it was food time so I bought some lovely chocolate ...
... HOW TO COME HERE:
From Athens is approximately 3 hours.
If you are in Sparta (20 minute drive from
here) it is advisable to visit Mystras first and then come here to spend the
entire afternoon…swim first and then go for some fish and ouzo.
Don’t miss visiting the Caves of Diros which is
another interesting place to visit ….only a 30 minute drive from here as well.