Kallirroi - Xenonas - Guesthouse
Travel Blogs from Kaloneri
Left Navplion and headed west towards the Ionian Sea, and the town of Olympia. Temperature reached low 30's and was extremely humid. On the way we visited pottery. Viewed the Olympia museum and then the Sanctuary of Olympia. After 33 years I could not remember it being so big. I believe that their were some areas that are new archeological excavations. It was certainly impressive and I felt the same feeling when ...
... the mountains in central pelopenesia.
Left temple and drove towards the Lousios Gorge, stopping for dinner at Karytena. Great meal in a little taverna - nice waiter who was helping us (well Sara at least) pronounce her Greek. Stayed overnight in the parking area in the middle of town. Great view out over the valley in front, and lit up castle up on the hill above ...
... in the museum we checked out both the museum shop and the cafe before deciding to head back into the town for the lunch. Even with knowing that the site was theoretically within walking distance, it still kind of struck me just how close the town was--like, you literally exited the site and were in town, basically.
Something random that I realized part-way through the day but can't remember when: I commented on the fact that I ...
... I tried the wine and ouzo not because they tasted good (they were actually disgusting btw) but simply because I could. While the tour group was tucking in, 4 or 5 locals wearing traditional outfits came out with two man band and began folk dancing. There were lots of snapping fingers, clapping and “Opa!”s. They invited some of us up to join in so of course Mum and I took the opportunity to make fools of ourselves. We had a blast though and then made our way back on the ...
... and the cruise ships – but there had been less and even when they come now are not spending as much money. All a bit depressing.
Did find a hairdresser – after cutting my own hair in desperation weeks ago and going around looking like I had, it’s been even harder than usual to look in the mirror in the mornings. Nice to have it cut although as I spoke no Greek and she spoke no English was a bit nervous – and the hairwash was very painful.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting