from a long way away. It was an island with the large mountain with a flat top. I say island, but it had a short bridge
so you could drive onto it. There were buildings, I should say walls at the top and there was a church, although you
could only see the castle type walls from below. We drove out to a castle gate and turned around. It looked really
popular as the road was lined with cars. When we walked through the gate the following morning, still all those cars,
We were surprised. OH! There is a town here. There was a town past the walls. Hence all the cars for the people that
lived here. Ah. It was a great walled town. From the stone stairs to the top of the mountain to the walls along the sea
it was great. There were restaurants, shops, homes, a town square and of course the church in the square. There
were several churches around the town including some from the 1700s no longer in use. We walked out to the
lighthouse at the end of the island.
As I reread this it sounds boring. I assure you this was not. It was one of the best old town we visited. I will work
on my descriptors. AMAZING! FANTASTIC! SO COOL! How does it seem now?
It really was a great stop.
We headed off to Selinitsa and the Dimitrios shipwreck. I had been looking forward to see this. I have always
wanted to do a wreck dive. This was as close as I could get with out the scuba gear. We found the wreck on our
drive. You could see it from the road, although you could miss it too if you were not looking around. We stopped
and walked out onto the beach. The wreck was down about 100 meters. We walk down the beach (a sandy beach)
and walked right up to it. There was a sandbar on the beach side that made the wreck easily accessible. It is really
rusted out and there were holes in the side you could look into. We ended up staying in Githio as Selinitsa was not
much of a town. It was 10 minutes away.
We went back the next day again to have some beach time. And I took some more photos and had another look.
Off to Mystras and Olymipia on the next blog. These are two great stops for ruins.
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P.S. If you go to the destination page and click the link to locations, I share additional pictures from each trip