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Europe » Greece » Central Greece » Delphi May 26th 2017

Thursday 18thMay The weather has got even worse. It is cold and wet. Yesterday we drove up to Korinthos and then round the Korinthos Gulf to Delphi high in the mountains. We are in the Parnassos ski area and there is still snow on the peak. We drove through a small town which wouldn’t have looked out of place in the french alps. The campsite is a couple of kilometres from Delphi and there is a touring group of cloggies (John’s affectionate name for the Dutch) taking up all the places with the coveted panoramic view down the valley to the sea. Not that you can see anything at the moment as the sky is black and the low clouds are obscuring any views. My knowledge of ancient / classical Greece is limited but my understanding ... read more
The Sanctuary
Temple of Athina
the charioteer

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Nafplion May 16th 2017

Monday 15thMay We drove through Sparta trying to find the road we needed to take us to our next stop just down the coast from Nafplion. Not finding the right road was fortuitous as we did find the statute of King Leonides so John jumped out and took photos. We are driving like Greeks now. The first rule of driving in Greece is that there are no rules. Well there are but as our guide to driving in Greece points out in the first sentence; “Greeks do not always follow the rules of the road”. We have taken to driving half in and half out of the hard shoulder and avoiding pot holes no matter what side of the road that requires us to drive on. We’ve noticed that the Greeks like to put on their ... read more
Views down to the town beach
Proof of how many steps there are to Palamidi fort

Europe » Greece » Pelopennese » Mystras May 9th 2017

Tuesday 9th May Yesterday we arrived at a campsite in Gythian Bay on the other side of the Mani peninsular to where we were in Stoupa. The campsite opens onto the beach but after 10 minutes of being sandblasted by the strong breeze, we gave up trying to relax on the sun loungers and took shelter back on the site. It seems a great place for windsurfing. Today we cycled to Gythio, a pretty seaside town and visited an ancient theatre. There must be so many ancient sites in Greece, a big deal isn’t made of them, hence why it was overgrown and a bit of a disappointment. There seemed to be some sort of military building next door which made us a bit nervous taking photos. Thursday 11th May We are staying at a campsite ... read more
The fortified walls of Mystras
The fort of Mystras

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