So, here’s how our travel looks so far.
We are now in Athens, but let’s back track a few days to when we first arrived, tired and freezing, to Nafplion, after being awake for about 30 hours.
We arrived at the Myloi Inn at around 10:00pm, to be greeted by an angel. Doreta, the owner of the Myloi Inn, came down and welcomed us into our warm, cozy suite with such friendliness that I almost sobbed in relief after 30 hours of dealing with cold, unfriendly, and utterly unhelpful people. If this is what Greece is like, I thought, I could stay here the whole time!
After getting a good nights sleep and enjoying some incredible Argos oranges for me and pancakes for Anthony (fun fact about Argos oranges – Larmborghini came to Argos, and was presented with a basket of oranges by the Mayor. He enjoyed the delactable fruits so much that he named a model of car Argos Arancio, and painted it the same hue as the skin of the oranges!) we set on our way.
First, we knew we wanted to make dinner at home (we’ve been eating out far too much, and it stops being fun.) So, we stopped at a farm stand to pick up some vegetables.
We bought a huge amount of spinach, a head of cauliflower, two bunches of lettuce, 10 clementines, 6 oranges, three lemons for…3 euro. Gotta love buying direct.
Then, we headed over to the Palamidi castle to take in some beautiful ruins. To get to the castle, we had to climb 800 steps to get to the entrance. Woof, what a workout!
The views were quite magnificent.
We wandered through the ruins of the castle, which was built in the early 1600′s and finished in the 1700′s by the Venetians. It’s stunning, with beautiful walls, a lovely little church, and unbelievable views.
After heading down, we stopped for lunch for Souvlaki and a Greek salad…basically, what I have since eaten for every meal in some variation for the entire time we’ve been in Greece!
(Without the bread, of course!)
Now, off to have a relaxing evening in Athens. More soon!