Travel Blogs from Sparta
The drive from Kalamata to Sparta is apparently one of the most breathtaking routes to drive in the Peloponnese, and I can endorse that claim whole-heartedly. I didn't realise quite how mountainous this region is, so was quite unprepared for some of the jaw-dropping scenery we have been privileged to see. The road climbs out of Kalamata, which is …
... walls as well as the fortress. The remains of this prosperous city are now listed as a World Heritage site, much restoration has taken place and continues to this day. The ruins of Mystras give a glimpse of live during this richly artistic and intellectual time of the ruling Byzantine Empire, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon ...
... revolt! But we get to the second gate of the castle and stop to admire the castle perched on its hill top. It is the first real castle we have seen and it is a very nice spot for a castle. We haven’t time to go into it so we admire it and the view across Sparta.
We had a nice meal in Sparta incidentally, our first gyros of the trip! Although we had a shared plate, it was pretty bloody good! During the night, the storm rolled ...
... planted by the entrance little garden and there are plastic pots with red flowers hanging from the vine arbor. We prefer to sit out here…the view below the gorge is breathtaking.
Warm hospitality indeed, we are served herb tea in Anne’s clay teapots and cups she made herself. Wow! This lady is surely gifted!
Dimitri comes up with a scorpion he found the other day, and later on shows ...
We stop for a glass of
wine at a new restaurant with a huge plane tree and then get in the car and
drive back to the village searching for the bridge.
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