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... made cut, but only 72 ft wide, so no good for the large container ships. There is a submersible bridge, which we watched come up, after the boats had done their thing.
We have viewed many ruins, such as at Delphi and of course the Acropolis in Athens, and the amphi-theatre at Epidauros. While we find these humbling in terms of the history, we are getting a little ruined out, particularly with the hoards of people crowding them. We can be tourists, but ...
... 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!
It was time we replenished water, fuel and food so we motor sailed into the head of the gulf to Kalamata and headed into the marina there. Described in the pilot book as one of the best marina's in Greece we were looking forward to it. But sadly our book appears to be somewhat out of date!!! Like most of Greece's marinas it is tired and run down with little or no ...