Hotel Sparta Inn
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Late this morning, after we had packed the car and given up hope of visiting Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor's house, Mary got a call with the green light from the Benaki Museum in Athens. We walked there (half a mile along a public path) and were greeted by Elpida, supervisor of the house and Paddy's caretaker during the last 7 years of his long life. She showed us around (no photos inside) and told great strides with great affection for her old boss. ...
"This is Sparta!" - Gerard Butler as Leonidas, 300 We decided to take a road trip through the Peloponnese. What a great idea. It was a whirlwind trip. Our first destination was Delphi. We enjoyed a beautiful drive with rolling hills in the distance and numerous marble quarries along the way. Stops en route included an abandoned cave and cabin, an artistic war monument; and of course, another round of delicious Gyros, this time in a small town at a whopping ...
Or as Andrea calls it - the really old stuff tour. Toni got up early at 6:30am and hiked up the 999 stair to the top of the Nafplion palace on the clifftop overseeing the town. She got to see the sunrise over the bay and the sweat drip from her face. This place never cools down which is great since we hear it is getting colder back in Boulder. It only took me 30 minutes to get to the top but it didn't open until 8:30, oh well my dad always said life is about ...
... standards. Mystras is a medieval walled town out of Sparta it has churches and other buildings from the Byzantine period and some people still live in the buildings at the top of the hill, possibly priests. Some of the buildings have wall paintings. There is a piece of modern art on exhibition it's based on a story about a wedding dress. The buildings are interesting but not as old as archaeological sites we will see at Messini and ...
We are supposed to be spending one more night here at Xirokambi, we get to the dining room for breakfast, and hopefully plan to visit the abandoned village of Koumousta and perhaps if we are lucky, meet the only couple who lives out there. First I have to check my emails…..
PLANS CHANGE SUDDENLY:
Due to the email I received today we judge that we have to leave one day earlier and this is ...
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