Up early to drive to Athens but wanted to get in a visit to Epidauros, principally to see the theatre. Arrived there bright and early and parked up next to a very organised bunch of Austrian bikers - complete with support vehicle (!). The theatre is amazing and photos don’t do it justice - just go!
The rest of the site is undoubtedly important but is very ruined and mostly knee high to a not very tall person, I found it difficult to envisage the site as a real centre, but the stadium is worth a look.
Headed off along the coast road up to join the motorway, more wonderful local driving was observed - I really need to find out where they get that kit that lets you see over the brow of hills and round bends. Arrived at the airport for a relatively uneventful trip home via Rome. Only hiccup was at Heathrow where the bags took nearly an hour…..not that this bothered Al idiots.
A really enjoyable pocket sized trip: great scenery and sites, friendly people, decent hotels, wine and food - all at bargain prices (at least if you are from the UK).
Going at the end of the summer means fewer tourists which must be a good thing but the weather was warm/hot. It is a pity we didn’t really have time to head into the Mani…but maybe next time.
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