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Travel Blogs from Sparta
Breakfast is good. We are served at the balcony bar at Bacchus. We are the only ones there and the owner's wife serves us the perfect breakfast of Greek goodies. Not a lot of difference to the rest of Europe, but the Greek twist, hams, cheeses, eggs, bread, croissants, cakes, (3 different kinds), Greek yoghurt, jams, juice and honey. My day starts …
Which, of course, brings up the problematic truth that I'm neither a sailor nor inclined nor allowed on this trip to participate in the various activities that earned Corinth this name back in the day, but where we stayed there were probably sailors and it was certainly something akin to paradise, so it'll stand.
Our day trip down to the …
THIS IS SPARTA!
Yet another day in the beautiful Peloponnese.
Today started off rather terribly, however, despite my chipper disposition. Greece is a relatively unstable country, as strikes are quite capable of efficiently closing down the country. Read this article for more info:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/world / …
We are supposed to be spending one more night here at Xirokambi, we get to the dining room for breakfast, and hopefully plan to visit the abandoned village of Koumousta and perhaps if we are lucky, meet the only couple who lives out there. First I have to check my emails…..
PLANS CHANGE SUDDENLY:
Due to the email I received today we judge that we have to leave one day earlier and this is ...
... to believe! The last inhabitants left in 1953 which is difficult to imagine that people would have been able to reside in these ruins. In 1989, Mystras was registered as a World Heritage Site.
After our usual picnic lunch we started our journey home. I would have loved to stay and explore Sparta and especially find out what was 50 and 80% off in the store windows we drove by. However, no sale is worth trudging in 42 degree heat ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking