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... 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 ...
... 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
... we went around in a small row boat on an underground lake.
Arranged to drive up to Mike & Lorraine's place in the mountains and spend a couple of days there, they bought a 17th century run down stone house and restored it themselves, they have done a fantastic job. They are pretty much self sufficient with all sorts of fruit and veg growing in their garden, 4 chickens for fresh eggs (and sometimes sunday dinner)
Spent the day sat in their garden ...