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The small fishing village of Gerolimenas in Mani is perched on the waterside, secluded and picturesque at the same time. It is an exquisite location ideal for a base to explore the area of Mani.
It is 100 km from the city of Kalamata and about 50 km from the town of Gytheio.
Don't expect sandy beaches …
... souvenir and jewellery shops on the way out, taking time to explain the Greek symbology contained in much of the jewellery, clothing and trinkets that can be bought.
Back on board the ship, we spent the remaining daylight hours flitting between the jacuzzi and buffet on the Sun Deck, and then exploring the bowels of the ship. After watching yet another beautiful Mediterranean sunset, we drank some ...
... salads,cheese,olives,salami & tomatoes with red & white wine to taste in a perfect outdoor setting under pine trees looking out to the blue blue sea.
We sailed for Naples at 5pm. Again the 8 of us at dinner and I gave them our address cards and the Americans thought the stylised map of NZ on the card was a bird!!!. The show tonight was “Vanity fair” another song and dance show, the dancers and their costumes are good but the singers are a bit weak.
Your other cities and towns were equally as varied and fascinating, some with medieval walled cities, others with Venetian architecture, grand harbours, palaces, castles or fortresses perched high above. In most places, no matter how touristy, I could always find plenty of quiet alleyways to get lost in or lonely dirt tracks to ramble among your olive trees or citrus groves.
Even your ‘Greek time’ has changed since we were last together ...
Drive south nearly to tip of peninsula. Wild and empty coast with one or two semi-derelict villages, usually high up to be more easily defended. Even if the village is now derelict, the church has been maintained at great expense. Little cove with a few fishing boats. At Vatheo we stop to explore. High up in the hills with a clear view of coast, this is a large Maniot village, restored by Greek government as a hotel then abandoned again when funds ran out. Sad to ...