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"This is Sparta!" - Gerard Butler as Leonidas, 300 We decided to take a road trip through the Peloponnese. What a great idea. It was a whirlwind trip. Our first destination was Delphi. We enjoyed a beautiful drive with rolling hills in the distance and numerous marble quarries along the way. Stops en route included an abandoned cave and cabin, an artistic war monument; and of course, another round of delicious Gyros, this time in a small town at a whopping ...
... of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
So much for the geography lessons!!
It is quite impressive, completed well before the Panama Canal, now starts the history lesson!
Our next stop is Ancient Corinth.
We pass the Acrocorinth on the way. It is a fortified structure on the highest point of the local area. It times of war, locals sought refuge. We learn that the word "Acropolis" is a general term for a high point, usually fortified.
The ruins are again quite ...
... the sign said to call a government number for visits to the cave. We thought the cave was on the island, so we asked a local for directions. On the path ahead, we saw more arrows drawn on rocks. We followed the arrows for some 10 minutes around a small rocky hill, and finally we saw the cave entrance. There was a fence in front of the entrance to the cave. There was an opening to the fence where a gate should be, but the gate was taken off by somebody and ...
... one of the many wells throughout. This was in an area where many festivals and celebrations are held. Quite a few people had gathered around the wall, watching as 3 men concentrated on catching fish with their nets and transporting them into a bin with clean water. The locals have created a committee whose purpose is to help clean and restore the village wherever it is needed. Here, they were taking out all the fish to clean the well and then place them back ...
... stop in one town an elderly lady and her grand daughter standing outside a shop were both staring at our car with a look of surprise. The elderly lady was pointing at our car, obviously she was thinking ‘who are they?”.
Driving along and some roads were quite scary, very narrow and lots of windy roads. We stopped to take a photo of a guy with his sheep. He was cool and let us take a photo of him!
Dimitri (gps) sent ...