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... sup>th century fortified town. With Laura as my tour guide and her Greek classical knowledge she filled me in on who killed who, in the shape of what animal, ate what magical fruit and was boiled in what bathtub. The gate into and out of the city is worth the trip in itself. Being able to walk through a gate 3500 years old! Mind-blowing. From here we had to understandably go forward in time, and we did, to the 13th century in Napfoli. Not originally on our itinerary ...
... and a crumbling church. It was a busy trading port back in the day - in the 8th century they built the wall, then came the Byzantines, then the Sicilians, and then Venetians ... about 30 000 people lived on this little rock! In the 1700s the Turks came. Not an uncommon series of events in this part of the world.
In WWII, ...
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.
... of course she was still Helen of Sparta. The Troy bit came later. For some unknown reason I did not take a photo of the island!? Also saw ancient amphitheatre in Gythion center. Looks very neglected. If you look very carefully to the left of the first picture you can just see some of the scenery from the last panto! Even the script was ...
... home cycling through Greece then north to Germany. The sun comes out and the cyclists continue up hill. We have not got the heart to tell them that there is far worse to come. A fruit and veg lorry pulls up in the empty square, loudspeaker yelling its arrival well before we see it. Next minute the van is surrounded by villagers, mostly old ladies and children. We buy courgettes, aubergines and a big bag of apricots. Absolutely delicious! Drive on to ...