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Today was a LONG day! I've learned my lesson - I'm writing this blog before dinner, so it's only 8:45 now. I'll finish up once we get back and that way, I can go to sleep earlier!
We had our delicious, scenic breakfast at the hotel in Athens before meeting up with the Argeroploses. The three of us had gone to Hertz to get our rental car, but we were late and Mom had to wait 45 minutes for ...
... as the tallest peak is pretty high. The old fortress area is on top and you can take the steps up to reach it. When we arrived to Monemvasia, we we're met by George's friend who let us in to the apartment. We got our bags checked in and quickly got changed to go for a swim. The weather was so hot we didn't want to do anything else! There isn't really a beach on the island - you can go back to the mainland for one, but there is a little area to go ...
... uploaded photos quickly at a tavern on shore (free wifi!) and then headed back across the land bridge to the island and to the new town. The water here is the most beautiful color of blue/green. According to a local, the temperature is 17C. So, Dallas, if you are reading this, what is that in Fahrenheit? We chose not to test those waters! To our delight we rounded the corner and sure enough, this little town is a walled city from the Byzantine time and ...
... is known as the Rock of Gibraltar of the East. We had to park our car outside the town and walk through the gate (mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance") to get to the town.
The town walls and some Byzantine ruins remain from the medieval period. The lower town consists of one cobblestone street with winding corridors shooting off that street. The upper town, atop the rock was the site of ...
Packed lunch ready we drove to the car park at the bottom of Agia Irini Gorge, we followed the signs and set off along the edge of the river, after about 500 yards the path disappeared under the fast flowing water. There was no way through so we returned to the car park. We looked at the map and decided to drive around to the top of the gorge and walk down. The gorge is only 7 kilometres long but yo drive around to the top is more like 40 kilometres, along ...