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... meant we HAD to get towards Greece today so the following day was jam-packed. We visited the Greek, then Roman, then Byzantine, then Venetian, then French ruins in Butrint National Park. The complex was a vast and surprisingly a beautifully maintained mish mash of numerous cultures, mainly Roman including amphitheaters, bath houses and a castle. We then headed inland, to the mystical Blue Eye. This place looks unlike any part of Albania we have seen. It is in a lush forest ...
... soldiers were here as a medical site and evacuated from the causeway. Shortly after they left, Germans used the old city as a medical site / rest point as well.
Now, it is another ancient city being reborn to cater to tourists. Someone said only about 16 people live in the lower town, yet it is full of busy shops, ...
The weather is a
little cloudy, but it is close to 70 today. We got up at 8am for breakfast, but
cut it short as Jamie wasn't feeling well. We hung out in the room until 10:30
then went out to see and explore the tiny Greek town. This town had over 40 churches in this small area.
We decide to stay two nights and mooch off into Gythion for coffee. Once a major port, now large marina and very pretty old buildings by harbour. Little bit of retail therapy for me then back to swim and snooze. In Gythion harbour there is a tiny island which is where Helen of Troy and Paris spent their first night after escaping from Sparta. At ...
Breakfast by the harbour then drive north up the east coast, heading for campsite at Gythion. Stop in mountain village of Lagia for coffee and meet a german couple on their bikes, one of which is a recumbent bike! We buy them a cup of coffee while a rain storm passes. They are on a year's sabbatical from their teaching jobs. Started last September, cycled from home via Italy to Crete. Went home for the winter, then flew back to Crete to continue ...