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We checked out of our hotel in Nafolio at 9 - just in time to miss the hordes of people from the cruise ship that docked overnight - taxi drivers even slept in their cars to be first in line for the fares. We headed north and west and drove a couple of hours to Sparta/i and Mystras. The militaristic Spartans of the 6th and 5th century BC left no ruins of note - and excavations have only gone down to the Roman era of first century BC. What was there was used in the 13th century AD ...
... held more temples, agoras, bathhouses but above all an amazing auditorium. The outdoor theater sits atop our sights list so far. Holding several thousand people in 40-odd levels it was stunningly intact. The building allows people in the top level to hear coins dropping on the stage, perfectly. After lunch, of again gyros, the rain once again set in, heavily. This time it stayed. So it meant off to a seaside campground for some washing, skyping and rainy walks along the beach. Not so ...
... if you are so inclined. Wearing the skin of a dead animal is way down the list of things Beezel and I wanted to do, so we didn’t purchase. Instead, we checked into our hotel, which was slightly misleading in its advertised ‘lake view room’, but was clean and comfortable. We got something to eat from town, did a brief walk along the lake, and then went to the local supermarket to buy some supplies.
Otherwise, we just chilled out in the hotel, charged ...
... at the end of the day what their favorite part of the day was," feeding the fish" made the top list. We ordered gyros which I was told was similar to a donair but when it arrived it was all the fillings with no wrap - interesting?! I am a chicken when it comes to trying new foods but I really did enjoy the meal, especially the tziki (which is also a favorite of Kellys). We - or I should say Will are going to have to try and make this at home. We wandered around the ...
... the rival Greek cities, suffering reprisals from all directions.
On the brighter side of things, Malas establishes the famous Chios School of Sculpture in the seventh century B.C. and a number of great sculptors like Mikkiades, Bupalos, Archermos, Athenis, Malas and Glavkos were graduates of the school.
In the Hellenistic era, the famous historian from Chios, Theopompos, joins Alexander the Great on his great pursuit and records ...