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We checked out of our hotel in Nafolio at 9 - just in time to miss the hordes of people from the cruise ship that docked overnight - taxi drivers even slept in their cars to be first in line for the fares. We headed north and west and drove a couple of hours to Sparta/i and Mystras. The militaristic Spartans of the 6th and 5th century BC left no ruins of note - and excavations have only gone down to the Roman era of first century BC. What was there was used in the 13th century AD ...
... held more temples, agoras, bathhouses but above all an amazing auditorium. The outdoor theater sits atop our sights list so far. Holding several thousand people in 40-odd levels it was stunningly intact. The building allows people in the top level to hear coins dropping on the stage, perfectly. After lunch, of again gyros, the rain once again set in, heavily. This time it stayed. So it meant off to a seaside campground for some washing, skyping and rainy walks along the beach. Not so ...
... We noticed the Toronto Maple Leafs flag hanging from a motorcycle handle and the oddity of that on the middle of a Greek island caused us to introduce ourselves to the owner, Tom, who invited us over for wine and beer, fed us baklava and told us his story of moving to Toronto to make money. It is fairly common for Greeks to move to the Toronto area given the poor Greek economy over the years, and if you are Greek and haven't lived in Toronto, you likely have ...
... off telling us that he and his wife will be waiting for us at home.
I cannot guess which is the house of the couple we are going to, from out here but we shall know that very soon.
As we approach further up we come to the Central Square of the village where once a year when the little church further up celebrates it becomes crowded. Of course there is nobody here now except for us. I take a few pictures ...
... and longest flight)was on an older plane which was very disappointing because there were no seat TVs. I panicked thinking of the girls but everyone managed.
I shouldn't verbalize this until we are safely home but I had some apprehension and worry that something bad was going to happen. Maybe it is because we are on our own for this adventure.