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Just after sunrise, I am drinking coffee outside on the desk of our anchored ship. I see hillsides of bright white buildings with orange tiled roofs and steeples with white crosses scattered throughout. The shoreline winds in and around as far as you can see. Now THIS is Greece
like I had imagined.
We are in Nafplio, the original Capitol of Greece. During the night, we came across the water to ...
... shops and a market place, dominated by the Temple of Apollo.
The impressive Peirene Fountain was the major source of the towns water supply.
We return to the ship, but the exceitement continues.
Whilst working on some photos, I get distracted and go out of the cabin onto the vreanda to look at something we are passing. On the return, I stub my toe, but feeling much, I returned to the computer. Jeannette notices some blood on the carpet. We try to bandage it, but it keeps ...
... Nafplio" ( which is where all the tourists go! ) we managed to find our way and the next problem was trying to work out where to park and most especially which roads we could drive down and which were one way streets, honestly we can't make head nor tail of the road signs. Finally after a few goes around the block we parked and walked into town, just as well greek drivers are so laid back and accepting of whatever goes as I'm positive I drove up a one way street or two!! As ...
... the Castle of Palamidi. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686–1715). Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately as there are some 999 steps from the town to the top, we didn't have time for a visit but it is certainly an impressive structure sitting on top of the hill
... and that he was a proud alumnus. He gave us good insight into the preparation of gelato (while we sampled his excellent fare) and how the quality of milk makes all the difference to the ice cream. Sure, it was cold outside, but this gelataria was a Nafplio institution and we had to partake.
We got a break from the usual Spinach and Cheese pies with Stuffed Tomatoes, Stuffed Aubergines, White Beans and Pasta for the ...