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... of Brontochion Monastery was completed around 1310 where an order of nuns still live today.
The frescos in Peribleptos Monastery date between 1348 and 1380 and are very rare surviving late Byzantine cycle, crucial for the understanding of Byzantine art.
We spent the night at Pyrgos Hotel of Mystras in the same room that Ray Fiennes had slept when he toured the ancient site. ...
... medieval fortress. We really liked the winding pathways and its shops, bakeries and eateries. Our hotel, the New Malvasia, was the last building on the main street. The room looked out on the town with the sea looming down below. This town was amazing nestled in the side of the giant rock with the sea bordering the other side. We had a dinner of beef with feta cheese and tomatoes baked in a ceramic dish and ...
Total miles travelled; 3,048 nautical milesFinally we have blue skies, blue water with nothing short of riplets as we dropped anchor off the shore of Gythion.
Gythion or Gythio is a harbour settlement, located in the southern Peloponnese in the Gulf of Lakonikis. The myth says that it was founded by Hercules, but historians believe that the town was first inhabited by the Phoenicians. It is the gateway to Sparta that lies a short distance over the mountains ...
... fuss of the dogs and warn us that water is very cold. No problem. We are British and used to swimming in the English Channel! The english teacher translates and they think this is very funny, particularly when we do get in the water and scream at how cold it is. We picnic on beach and miss visiting Flamohori altogether. Reach Gythion campsite by evening. Excellent facilities, right on the beach and good on site restaurant and lovely hot showers (much ...
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 ...