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... made cut, but only 72 ft wide, so no good for the large container ships. There is a submersible bridge, which we watched come up, after the boats had done their thing.
We have viewed many ruins, such as at Delphi and of course the Acropolis in Athens, and the amphi-theatre at Epidauros. While we find these humbling in terms of the history, we are getting a little ruined out, particularly with the hoards of people crowding them. We can be tourists, but ...
... at the Greek equivalent of a Best Buy early the second day and were pleasantly surprised by the goat tied outside. I could only guess at how a goat came to be tied outside a Best Buy. Given our late start, we were hungry for lunch before we even reached Olympia. We stopped at a little dinner and had one of our best meals in Greece - Marc's roast lamb melted in your mouth and my swordfish steak was the same with a delicious lemony flavour. The temples, ...
... improved my stick-shift mountain driving skills! Fortunately, it was not that busy so we survived but vowed to take Google's advice next time. We eventually arrived at Ancient Olympia very tired and stressed. Olympia was way more humid than any of the other places we visited and just as hot. It was pretty but apparently it is a frequent excursion for cruise ships that dock at the nearby port of Pirgos. We strolled the streets which were packed with stores ...
... picture of a traditional abandoned village we are about to visit!
THE WAY UP:
While walking, several cars passing by stop and greet us. I walk pass Yianni who is following me in the car and I hear him every now and them talking with locals. Each time he is waiting further up thus giving me the opportunity to take photos and walk.
On the way up I meet Dimitri who stops and greets me and ...
... from the
2. Hiking by yourself or with a professional guide.
3. Visit the bridge of the village.
4. Creating your own pebble mosaics in a nearby
5. Visit the famous Byzantine city of Mystras which
is only 20 minutes’ drive.
6. Drop by the nearby winery to taste fine ...