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Travel Blogs from Monemvasia
... I think this may possibly have been the best meal we've had so far, an enormous spread that cost us EU 29 ( $42 ) amazing value. We have been ordering wine by the 1/2 litre jugs which are really a barrel ( or maybe cask ) wine and it's usually pretty ordinary taste wise, it cost around EU 3.50 ($6) and is about 4 glasses, they come in a range of aluminum jugs ( like the old coloured picnic ones we had as kids ) or sometimes a crockery or glass one... very interesting all the different customs!
... tower houses up on hill we were passing. Checked out a cemetery up near the tower houses - was full of little houses that had the crypts inside.
Drive down to the tip was just breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, plungig down into the sea below. Bit sad at the end as this represented the further point on the trip - it's all homeward bound now.
Drove back up to Gythio, and spent the night in a restaurant carpark, right on the water ...
... salty so you float easily, but it doesn't dry your skin out. Truly beautiful to swim in.
I was determined to eat octopus today, and Sam accidentally ordered the sea food dish instead of the octopus. It was a huge plate of the best sea food we have had in ages! Lightly fried squid, baby octopus, lightly pickled octopus, fried sardines, cucumber, to sore, olives, tatzkiki & ...
... think. I have a terrible brain for history, my sister is the historian in the family, but this place is so fabulous you should do your own reading on it and not listen to me anyway.
The modern era of Monemvasia started around 50 years ago when Andreas' aunt and her then boyfriend, now husband, started working on what is called the Carter house as architects. This I remember because I loved that house. One thing led to another (a fascinating story ...
... called Kranai.
It is said that Paris and Helen left for
Troy after he abducted her from King Menelaous in nearby Sparta from here.
I want to get as far as the lighthouse thinking
that it is an amazing spot for photos. On my way I come to a beautiful Tower
house called “Tzanetakis Tower” a structure from the Ottoman rule. It now
houses the Ethnological Museum but for years ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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