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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 ...
... turn you are confronted with another 5-6-7th centaury BC ruin whilst always being under the awe of the Parthenon. After Gryos for lunch we ventured up to the Acropolis and its surrounds. It is a humbling place, standing under 15m of marble that has stood the test of 2500 years. Laura’s favourite for the day was artifacts that the Ancient Greeks used to randomly select jurors for duty in the 5th centaury BC, truly amazing that we seem to have gone so ...
... 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 ...
... revolt! But we get to the second gate of the castle and stop to admire the castle perched on its hill top. It is the first real castle we have seen and it is a very nice spot for a castle. We haven’t time to go into it so we admire it and the view across Sparta.
We had a nice meal in Sparta incidentally, our first gyros of the trip! Although we had a shared plate, it was pretty bloody good! During the night, the storm rolled ...
... from Greece but Europe as well. I wish I
had others around whom I could follow on one of the two trails that I mentioned
in the previous entry!
The African sand cannot
keep us indoors so in an attempt to get to the old bridge of the village we get
a wrong direction and reach Polovitsa, another little village in the slopes of