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... 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 ...
... very spectacular. The fortress had some amazing features and consisted of eight different Bastions such that each was independently manned and defended to slow down any overrun. Again this took up the whole of the mountain top and very large. By the time we walked the stairs back down to the bottom my left knee was playing up so we thought we would head down to the beach for a swim. The girls were back in the room by this time as most of ...
... we have visited, Santorini is a long horseshoe of volcanic rock, with a few villages clinging to the steep hilltops. As there are no berthing facilities we go ashore in a local tender, slicing through the still water like a knife cutting butter. There are three ways to reach the villages: you can walk up six hundred steep steps, ride a donkey or take the cable car. I can recommend the cable car, although there are people I know who have chosen the donkey ...
... in the festivities by default. I think the memory should have stayed as a memory and that maybe we would have been happier if we had gone home a week earlier - certainly it would have saved us some money. But then we would not have gone on our Greek cruise, seen Mykonos, Rhodes, Patmos, Crete and beautiful Santorini or met so many lovely people... And I don't think we would have wanted to miss ...
... and gyros. Boo and David Lewis said it was the best gyros they have ever had!!! I'm so glad for Boo - since it's her birthday!!!! Yipee.
As Craig and I walked through town we noticed our orchestra poster advertised everywhere - pharmacy, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, phone booths etc… That was very fun to see!!!!
Tolo is a traditional Greek fishing village. It's very cute and quaint.