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This morning we had champagne breakfast in our room and then
went up on the deck and watched the tenders being lowered to carry people to
After a short debate, Erika decided to stay on board and I
went on my own to see the town. It was depressing. They are two main streets
running parallel with ...
... in our photos.
... and cool and was perfect to escape the heat. We spent a little time there and after getting in the water a couple times decided to go explore the town. We went on a guided walk from our book which was a great way to get oriented. Rick Steves likes to point out things you wouldn't normally see. He also comments on architecture. You can see both Ottoman and Venetian influence here. The Main Street of the castle is lined with restaurants and bars and ...
... beautiful! We spent the better part of 90 minutes going up and down streets, following 3 Greek Orthodox priests to the local church and snapping pictures...dang if we didn't run out of juice in the camera, so Dar (the photographer) got out his phone. This little town makes San Gimignano look big. The streets are maybe two people wide, stone walkways, houses that are easily 3 to 4 hundred years old. Small doors, smaller windows and fantastic ...
... is known as the Rock of Gibraltar of the East. We had to park our car outside the town and walk through the gate (mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance") to get to the town.
The town walls and some Byzantine ruins remain from the medieval period. The lower town consists of one cobblestone street with winding corridors shooting off that street. The upper town, atop the rock was the site of ...