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... the nearby neighborhood of Mystras. The current Sparta was rebuilt in the 1830's by King Otto from Bavaria - he was a fan of Sparta - but it is a bustling 19th and 20th century town now without much reminders of the illustrious Spartans except a large statue of King Leonidas. Mystras, about 4 miles from Sparta, is a very important site of the Byzantine Empire - and had a golden age until the take over by the Turks in 1460. What is left today are the remains of several ...
... meant we HAD to get towards Greece today so the following day was jam-packed. We visited the Greek, then Roman, then Byzantine, then Venetian, then French ruins in Butrint National Park. The complex was a vast and surprisingly a beautifully maintained mish mash of numerous cultures, mainly Roman including amphitheaters, bath houses and a castle. We then headed inland, to the mystical Blue Eye. This place looks unlike any part of Albania we have seen. It is in a lush forest ...
... to help us out. We wandered through the small, haunted town to play with the local kittens and smell the beautiful flowers growing out of every random crevice you could imagine, they were small and white and the smell reminded me of Gardenia. They created a beautiful scent along the streets and made the walk that much more enjoyable. We stopped for my daily regiment of baklava and then happened upon a couple of Greek Canadians. What a lively, friendly ...
... 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 ...
... be waiting for us, I would have showed up much earlier).
Anyway we get his last guidance and points with his hand in the direction of the village which is still way up the mountain. I zoom with my camera and take a couple of pictures.
The village is picturesque where it stands. Stone-built houses with brown tiled roofs hidden in lush vegetation set amphitheatrically on the slope! Wow!