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... to Napflio for the rest of the day's activities - which included a boat ride out to another Venetian fortress in the harbor, a delicious outdoor dinner - and a gelato for dessert. I am a day behind due to wifi problems - so this ends October 15. As I write this in Otilio it is the evening of October 16. Have had an ocean and a pool swim - after touring Byzantine village of Mystras, next to modern Sparti/a. Off to dinner - tough life! ...
... and bread. There was a nice breeze and we enjoyed our little repast immensely. We asked the waiter where the museum was and he gave us directions. We wandered back to the car stopping in at a market to get ice cream and peaches.
The Open Air Power and Water Museum was so worth the twisty road to get here. There was quite a lot of climbing down and up and it was hot but so neat that we didn't care. We stopped ...
We are now in Nafplio which was the first capital city of modern Greece. Mum took a photo of me standing under the statue of the first king of Greece, King Otho.
Dad and I went to the war musuem and we saw guns from the 1821 Revolution, photos of the Balkans Wars of which my great great grandfather fought. We ...
... one of the many wells throughout. This was in an area where many festivals and celebrations are held. Quite a few people had gathered around the wall, watching as 3 men concentrated on catching fish with their nets and transporting them into a bin with clean water. The locals have created a committee whose purpose is to help clean and restore the village wherever it is needed. Here, they were taking out all the fish to clean the well and then place them back ...
... which is nice.
So we enter through the bottom gate and pay our fee, pausing briefly to take in the spectacular views from the entrance. We pass through a second gate and we are in to the city itself. Mystras was founded in the 1400's sometime, and last as a fortified city until about 1780 when it began to decline, and it was more or less uninhabited by 1850. I would say less, as when it was heritage listed in the '50s they had to boot out a load of Greeks ...