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... and the immaculate conception! After a lovely outdoor lunch we drove almost two hours to our hotel for tonight - Porto Otilio - down a steep windy road to the coast. I have a lovely room - with very bad wifi reception - with an ocean view. I went swimming in the Ionian Sea area of the Mediteranean as well as in the lovely hotel pool. A lot of us would like to stay in this quiet beautiful spot - but we have the Diros Caves and Kardamyli to see - and will sleep in Olympia tomorrow ...
... for the first hour seeing little Greek villages with their token little Greek man watching the world pass by, but by the third hour of hairpins and single lane Greek roads it got old, and ****. We made it in one piece to the campground in Meteora to be welcomed by a travelling band of European rock climbers. Meteora is pretty inexplicable in words. Sometime in the 16th centaury it become the fashion to build monasteries throughout the valley. Thing is, the valley is ...
... repertoire) and another group of the cats that seem to litter all of Greece and deter Marc at every stop. After a wander through the museum, we were on our way again and just in time to catch a beautiful sunset overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. We wound our way around the coast and over the Rio-Antirio bridge to Hotel Poseidon in Patras. It was astoundingly cheap for the nice rooms and amazing breakfast setting overlooking the pool and sea. We decided ...
... was an absolutely amazing ancient complex that housed a city and a fortress all on the side of an enormous cliff. You will see, I took quite a few pictures. It was also even more climbing than the 999 stairs from the morning. We then made another strategic error by over-ruling Google maps for the shortest trip between Sparta and Kalamata. Apparently Google's re-route was to avoid the highway from hell that puts Colorado's mountain drives to absolute ...
... in the gorge of Anakolo at an altitude of about 750 meters on the slopes of mount Taygetos.
The settlement Koumousta was found the 17th century and it is amazing how it has preserved its form, the traditional buildings, its Square with the marble fountains and the huge plane tree in the center of the square. 5 Byzantine churches scattered around are also in short proximity to the village.