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... water, sewage blah blah, but the mind set is the same. No cars, bikes or buses. The only wheeled vehicles allowed are rubbish trucks. It's foot, donkey or water taxi. This is a very wealthy place. There are private yachts here bigger than the ferry on which we arrived and house prices are extreme - apparently. But like all of Greece, present economic troubles considered, it's cheap to eat, drink and stay here. The food is simple and exquisite, ...
... Oracle. Kings, commoners and everyone in between would come bearing gifts and consult the Oracle before making any major decisions.
We left Athens and headed to the navel of the universe. The driving in rural Greece is much less stressful than other countries and the two lane roads are easy to maneuver. All slower moving vehicles happily slow down even more and drive along the shoulder when they see someone trying to pass them. It's all very polite. ...
... and swam and lazed away the rest of the day.
This leg of the trip has definitely felt like a vacation. No doubt, I will come back to Greece in the future.
Tomorrow afternoon I will be leaving for Athens and will hopefully be able to squeeze in a trip to the Acropolis before my flight the next day to Paris. Probably just one more post after this before home.
Our time in Poros was a chance not only to relax but also the chance to get a few jobs done.
Replacing our New Zealand ensign for one. Couldn't buy one so ended up making one. My embroidery skills are being tested!
But it was time to move on and we set off on a beautiful hot sunny and windless day to head north. Stopping for a swim, avoiding ferries and arriving at Epidavros late afternoon. This is where there is ...
... on his meat, but he did tell us that he marinades that meat over night and uses olive oil, garlic and oregano to continuously baste the meat. At some point in the process potatoes are roasted in the juices and they take on the flavor of the lamb. All this time, John and I are eating and Patricia and Leo are joining us in conversation only. If they ate dinner yesterday it was before we showed up at 8:00.
You all know that John likes to tell stories…well he found ...