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...and then, Nirvana.
As the last post indicated, we were facing a few challenges as they related to extracting ourselves from Croatia. Miraculously, however, all went well. We had an uneventful flight from Split, Croatia to Rome, Italy. We picked up a rental car. We drove from the correct airport to the other airport hotel 40 kilometres away. We checked in, went out for delicious pizza, went to bed, woke up, returned car , shuttled ...
... beautiful! We spent the better part of 90 minutes going up and down streets, following 3 Greek Orthodox priests to the local church and snapping pictures...dang if we didn't run out of juice in the camera, so Dar (the photographer) got out his phone. This little town makes San Gimignano look big. The streets are maybe two people wide, stone walkways, houses that are easily 3 to 4 hundred years old. Small doors, smaller windows and fantastic ...
... the next morning, Paris forgot his helmet. He left it behind on the island and thus came the name of the islet! The same thing must have happened to Captain Cook when he forgot his packed lunch…and so the Sandwich Islands were named!!!
Cranae acts as a natural buffer against the winds and the waters of the open sea, thus used to protect Gythio from enemies and pirates. It didn’t take long to wander through the well trodden paths of the island past the ...
... was fun watching them explore such an amazing place. The water was crystal clear and just pure sand excepting along some shoreline areas. Along one shore line there were jagged rocks which Kelly and Will thrilled to snorkel in. They discovered sea urchins and various fish which they took pictures of with the underwater camera. I still can't get over the buoyancy of the water and how fun it is to swim in. There were a few spots in the sand where ...
... the tent to see the temple and it is a magnificent sight.
So with five sights down already in our first 24 hours we set Athina to take us to Olympia, the ancient city where the Olympic Games began and the subject of our next story.
Footnote: Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, the Archaeological Site of Mystras, and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae are UNESCO World Heritage ...