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... uploaded photos quickly at a tavern on shore (free wifi!) and then headed back across the land bridge to the island and to the new town. The water here is the most beautiful color of blue/green. According to a local, the temperature is 17C. So, Dallas, if you are reading this, what is that in Fahrenheit? We chose not to test those waters! To our delight we rounded the corner and sure enough, this little town is a walled city from the Byzantine time and ...
... is known as the Rock of Gibraltar of the East. We had to park our car outside the town and walk through the gate (mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance") to get to the town.
The town walls and some Byzantine ruins remain from the medieval period. The lower town consists of one cobblestone street with winding corridors shooting off that street. The upper town, atop the rock was the site of ...
... bays. Not the worst place to hang out for a day. Camping in the backyard of an entrepreneurial local we were offered free coffees and chocolates for under a tenner a night. Everyone we spoke to assured us Ksamil is pumping in the summer months but to us it had a ghostly but still beautiful beach vibe. Sadly unchecked development and insufficient garbage disposal is quickly gobbling up any sea frontage, so hot tip, get here soon and enjoy dirt cheap hospitality.
The weather is a
little cloudy, but it is close to 70 today. We got up at 8am for breakfast, but
cut it short as Jamie wasn't feeling well. We hung out in the room until 10:30
then went out to see and explore the tiny Greek town. This town had over 40 churches in this small area.
We decide to stay two nights and mooch off into Gythion for coffee. Once a major port, now large marina and very pretty old buildings by harbour. Little bit of retail therapy for me then back to swim and snooze. In Gythion harbour there is a tiny island which is where Helen of Troy and Paris spent their first night after escaping from Sparta. At ...