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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. ...
After running into Peter and Janet Malone in the street in the Rhodes old city, we started the last day of our cruise by sailing overnight to Crete. We only had the morning there which was a shame as it looks like a lovely. place. I visited the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos famous for the legend of the Minitor in the Laborynth. We spent the afternoon sailing to Santorini. It was quite spectacular to sail into the crater of the still active volcano and see all the ...
... cheese), dolmades, keftedis, tzatziki, lemony swordfish, lamb with roast potatoes, Greek Salad!!!! Oh salad how I've missed you. The wine leaves a bit to be desired, especially since I travelled directly from Italy, but we rarely had a sub-par meal in Greece. Even the breakfasts had a decent assortment of carbs and proteins. My favourite was the greek yogurt with honey and hard-boiled eggs. I've missed hearty breakfasts. Who eats croissants for ...
... fortified hill of Myzithra. From 1262, during the time the Byzantines became the rulers of Mystras, a huge period of growth began for this medieval fortress town. Settlers from the surrounding plains sought refuge here, the hill side soon filled with houses, mansions, palaces, churches and monasteries all protected by ...
... planted by the entrance little garden and there are plastic pots with red flowers hanging from the vine arbor. We prefer to sit out here…the view below the gorge is breathtaking.
Warm hospitality indeed, we are served herb tea in Anne’s clay teapots and cups she made herself. Wow! This lady is surely gifted!
Dimitri comes up with a scorpion he found the other day, and later on shows ...