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After pouring over maps of Greece, both mainland and islands, reviewing the list of World Heritage sights and working out our days left here before we commence our Eastern European tour, we decided to bite the bullet and brave the Greek roads for a week of sightseeing on the mainland.
Yes, we have hired a car!
There have been …
Tip of the day: If you rent a stick shift car in Greece, make sure the agency shows you how to put the car in reverse.
Today we left behind the splendid comfort of our flat in Athens and took our show on the road. We were sorry to leave our apartment and our new favorite bakery, but I don't think any of us had too many regrets shaking the …
... so we pulled up at a lookout for a while so we could lose him. Good idea, we had a stop and admired the scenery but look down the cliff and there were tons of rubbish stuck in between the trees and the ocean, ugly but true.
Our trusty “Dimitri” (gps) sent us up higher and higher into the mountains and through lots of quiet towns where we would only see a couple of locals either hanging outside chatting or when we came to ...
... either side of the main street are still there as they form the ruined foundations of the buildings flanking it, so you get an incredible sense of how cramped and pokey this would have been. Throw into the mix that it is inhospitably steep and you get a classic medieval city - horribly impractical, but undoubtedly defensible. The layout of the city is as per the medieval standard: the main streets link the city gates, and the housing districts are crammed in between the ...
... synonymous with the ancient Spartans' way of life and has come to mean a rather harsh, sparse existence. And so it is with complete honesty that when Sparta was rebuilt they took this ideal most literally, leaving absolutely nothing for the traveller to see. Well, word has it that there is an ancient city and a few bits and bobs, but collective thought on the subject indicated that it's worth missing, so we did. I forced Leanne to ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Cecil Sparta
Room with a double bed, private shower and toilet, balcony, neat and clean. Free WIFI downstairs, no fridge in room and no breakfast.
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