Caretta Beach Hotel
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... OK! Enough of the mama Mia wedding now.
So the long and the short of it is that Dyana & I only had one day to ourselves. Free from all the pomp and everything. So, as Frederick Forsythe the famous author ended one of his books with the phrase, ‘Let loose, the dogs of war,’ at last……. we were free to do what we normally do…… PARTY! And have a good time exploring. Yes!
Now, let me ...
North of Olympia we find Clermont (Chelmoutsi) Castle, built in 1223 by a French Prince Geoffrey, after the Crusades when he claimed the region for himself. The castle was built to the highest standard of its time and still most impressive. Only taking 3 years to build, it is taking a lot more time and probably money (EU money) to restore. However it is one of ...
went to Archaeological site. Saw temple of Hera. Zeus. Athlete training grounds and athlete hangout. Visited stadium where first Olympic Games took place. Stood on marble start line and took off to race. Soaked up the spirit of the Olympic champions.
Dis is some shopping in Olympia and had lunch. Spanokapita ouzo. Gyros and Greek pizza
on return train was offered wine tasting from local winery
... with the restaurant manager of Corriander, would you believe he is called Damian!!!). I will ask her for details for the wine lovers! Truly a good match. Dinner was Papadums with a selection of yoghurts, raita, hot spice and pickles. Next shared appetizers - lamb kebabs, onion pakora, tandoori chicken, spiced vegetables. Mains (from a long selection) chicken muggu, (Mary Ann), lamb jalfrese (David), shrimp and fish curry (chefs choice), spinach, curried lentils, spiced corn, ...
... The swim was preceded by a short walk along the beach, a foray into some of the boutique shops and a glass of cold lemonade at a beachside café. Philip and I were enjoying cooling down under the shade, and idly chatting with a Welsh couple doing the same thing, when an old Holden came burning up and out jumped a couple of young Greeks.
They each had a musical instrument, an oud (I think) and a drum, and they came straight to our table and ...