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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. ...
... 1.5 Euro. Delphi was a large and sprawling area built into the side of Mount Parnassus. It came complete with your typical trio of temples, a stadium and an amphitheatre. As with many Greek legends, the history of Delphi is captivating. At one point the centre of Greek civilization, it is known as the spot where two eagles, released by Zeus, met from the east and west to define it as such. In addition to New Zealand and the Rocky Mountains, I have easily found ...
... I came back down in 15 minutes with a Sanitas leg burn going on to find Andrea still in bed where I left her at 6:30. We got rolling and grabbed a quick breakfast at our hotel before heading out on the road again. The first stop was Tripoli because it has a excellent military museum. It took quite a bit of work to actually find it in the city center but we then discovered that it was free because it was a Monday (plus we were the only ones there - not a ...
... we loved it here. Of course I am not going to let this change our plans for today at least and we decide we can get to Mani in the afternoon.
You see I got confirmation of a hotel orally before leaving home, but today the written confirmation has another date which cannot be changed.
Anyway, I am curious to meet the only couple who lives in this village and I plan to walk some of the distance covering a few ...
... alas) and, somewhat exhausted already, drive up to the Upper City/Citadel. The sun has finally had a shower and got dressed, and is pumping out some serious rays, so we need to move fast. I can hear the squabbling of tourist groups forming up, and the shadows cast by the package-tour-buses is threatening to blot out the sun so we hasten ourselves in and begin the climb. It's a bit tiring, and quite difficult footing, but no worse than Olympus (not even the seven levels of ...