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... on our left and the island of Cephalonia on our right with the sun beginning to set was just
breathtakingly beautiful. For those of you who read the book, or saw the film, ‘Captain
Corelli’s Mandolin’, it was set and based on this island of Cephalonia.
Well, we’re now back on our island of St Marten, completely and totally different, but just
as wonderful. And the temperature is back up in the thirties. How ...
North of Olympia we find Clermont (Chelmoutsi) Castle, built in 1223 by a French Prince Geoffrey, after the Crusades when he claimed the region for himself. The castle was built to the highest standard of its time and still most impressive. Only taking 3 years to build, it is taking a lot more time and probably money (EU money) to restore. However it is one of ...
went to Archaeological site. Saw temple of Hera. Zeus. Athlete training grounds and athlete hangout. Visited stadium where first Olympic Games took place. Stood on marble start line and took off to race. Soaked up the spirit of the Olympic champions.
Dis is some shopping in Olympia and had lunch. Spanokapita ouzo. Gyros and Greek pizza
on return train was offered wine tasting from local winery
... refugee problem, both on the island and at sea in the straits between Turkey and Greece, cruise ships are staying out of the area. This must be devastating to the economy of a small island like Kos. Katakolo is just a small fishing village, the main attraction being Olympus 30km away, the home of the original Greek stadium. Due to the very early start most passengers elected for the stroll through the village. We are the only ship docked and the village promenade cafes were able ...
... The swim was preceded by a short walk along the beach, a foray into some of the boutique shops and a glass of cold lemonade at a beachside café. Philip and I were enjoying cooling down under the shade, and idly chatting with a Welsh couple doing the same thing, when an old Holden came burning up and out jumped a couple of young Greeks.
They each had a musical instrument, an oud (I think) and a drum, and they came straight to our table and ...