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 …
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 ...
... until I was almost exactly halfway through so I had no choice but to continue. Fear and some spirited words of inspiration from the group helped get me through. I was ok for the most part after that and we continued to explore the rest of Nauplion. After an hour and a half of exploring we took the 990 stairs back down to Nauplion and got gyros for lunch. Afterwards I was informed that the town had two great gelato places and there was some controversy as to which was actually ...
... lines around the outside and a marble start line. This stadium could hold 30,000 people, but there was no seating, everybody sat on the "hill". We were very amused by a line of statue bases outside the stadium. They had been statues of Zeus payed for with fines for athletes who cheated, with their names on them. There were 16 of these statues (nothing much has changed in 3000 ...
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- Free parking