Pension Omorfi Poli
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- Free parking
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... a prize as this port area.
We arrive at the base of the steps up to the Fortress of Palamidi. Once again 'somebody' schedules the long and steep climb when the sun is high. According to the brochure, there were 990 steps to the top. However, that was pre-reconstruction. I was too exhausted after 900 steps to continue counting AND looking up I figured we were about halfway. At that mid point, I also began thinking ...
... Nafplio" ( which is where all the tourists go! ) we managed to find our way and the next problem was trying to work out where to park and most especially which roads we could drive down and which were one way streets, honestly we can't make head nor tail of the road signs. Finally after a few goes around the block we parked and walked into town, just as well greek drivers are so laid back and accepting of whatever goes as I'm positive I drove up a one way street or two!! As ...
... you can imagine the views of the surrounds. Absolutely spectacular.
With a couple of hours to kill before dinner we all went our separate ways into town to explore. Its a lovely little seaside town where i would love to spend a few days relaxing but alas places to go, people to see so we will be departing tomorrow.
Up on the hill behind the ...
... its pretty waterfront, Plateia Syntagmatos (Constitution Square) and its quiet staircase streets on the narrow promontory overlooking the Aegean Sea. Looming large behind us were the Akronafplia fortress and the Palamidi fortress. The streets beneath the hill had names that were quite a mouthful - Vaselios Konstantinou, Staikopoulou and Kapodistriou. We gave up trying to orient ourselves through these names and simply walked ...
... like the design shops there. There may be a recession in Greece yet there is commerce here, and if some places are closing then there are also new places opening.
It was touching too, to buy pies at a bakery, receive a sesame seed ring as a gift and remember that the Greek spirit is indomitable.
In the evening I chose a light meal - a Cretan salad at one of the more modern restaurants in Corinth. It ...