Olympic Star Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... Fortunately there was a restaurant called "My Plate" across the road which offered Souvlaki and Gyros, exactly what we were after, even though they played really bad Greek hip-hop. We had Pork Gyros, which are served on a perfectly cooked pita bread and have delicious herby fries inside (apparently the local thing, I am never going back to fry-less souvlaki). I was very impressed, especially seeings as it only cost €2.30 and the restaurant was ...
... In comparison, JUST NY subway fare, say to and from Queens for one week, would cost 35 US dollars assuming the standard $2.50 each way. Additionally, ticket inspectors are very rare so many people ride all transportation completely free of cost. It is convenient, but it seems that Greece is losing a lot of profit on this industry.
Our first site of the day was the Ancient Agora. This was a fascinating ruin ...
... of the Temple ruins, although Michael, a spritely 84 year old ventured up the hill to take close up photos.
We continued back along the coast and stopped for lunch at one of the seaside towns Varkiza.
Wide esplanades, little fishing port and very few tourists so it was a nice place to relax before our arrival set the airport.
I'm taking advantage of the free WI in the departure lounge to make my final entry.
... Nestor's Palace north of Pylos proved fruitless, aimless, and misdirected. By the time we'd driven east over the stunning mountains and to the tiny town of Monemvasia, the sun had basically set, which meant that we'd been driving for eleven hours, minus our waterfall hike.
Tuesday was unintentionally dedicated more or less completely to Monemvasia: we hiked its massive rock off the mainland and explored the ruins it had to offer. We'd underestimated what ...
... and treasuries up to the temple of Apollo. There were a few columns still standing and the foundations. Our tour guide was on her game and refreshed my memory of the place - especially of the pithia (oracle tellers) and the methane etc gas etc they inhaled. We walked up past the theatre and checked out the stadium. Again being there really makes you appreciate the significance of the site - 1600m above sea level, up this mountain, a decent pilgrimage and with all the ...