Trip Start Sep 02, 2006
24Trip End Oct 01, 2006
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We stopped at a couple of churches on the way to Gythio. which is located on the west side of the pennisula. These churches have beautiful frescos but we have to understand that when the Muslims came they either plastered over them, gouged out the eyes on the images or white washed them. In the Islamic religion they do not have any human images. It is amazing how well some of these frescos have been restored.
In Gythio we stayed at a hotel right on the water with a balcony. When we arrived we had an impromptu wine party to celebrate a womans 21st anniverary of her 50th birthday. What a nice surprise.
Renee and I went in search of something to eat and finally found this little place where the old man only spoke Greek. He took us back into the kitchen to show up everything they had. Lifted the lids to everything. We ended up having stuffed tomatoes, my favorite thing here, baked chicken with roasted potatoes. For dessert he brought us this big apple. What a nice man.