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Ermionida

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day481

    Portocheli

    August 9 in Greece

    Well a few days ago we visited Monemvasia and John has confirmed its one of the places he would like to go back to. It is a Greek Mont St Michel, permanently linked to the mainland by a long isthmus and bridge. You then follow a road around the edge to the walled in New Town full of narrow streets and winding alleys no motorised transport as roads are too narrow and steep. Above the new town perched on the top of the rock are the ruins of the Old Town and citadel, some parts of which have been partially renovated so you can get more of a feel for how things used to be. We arrived at the port early afternoon but waited for the evening before actually going to the island as the walk but the zigzag alley to the Old Town was steep, we went there first then wandered through the New Town getting temporarily ‘lost’ a few times as the lanes doubled back on themselves. We had iced coffee and water before heading back to the mainland for food, there aren’t as many photos of New Town as there should be to do it justice as by the time we descended I was desperate for a drink, of water! so not feeling like taking many piccys but here are some of photos I did take. The next day was long and a bit lumpy as we traveled to Portocheli, I spent most of the trip lying on the floor feeling rough, might have been sunstroke or my tea, or the run in the morning as well as the waves as am fine now. We have high winds for next few days so are staying here, well the boat is we are going to take a cruise to Hydra and Spetses towns tomorrow. I know it seems a bit odd but both island’s harbours are chock a block at this time of year so easier to take ferry.Read more

  • Day483

    Hydra and Spetses

    August 11 in Greece

    So yesterday we took a boat tour to Hydra and Spetses, it was a bit rough but the stugeron tablets worked fine, well I think it was a combination of them and the fact that I had had no sleep the previous night as it was so hot. Hydra apparently has 2,000 residents and the only motorised transport is a few trucks for essential services like rubbish collection, fire, ambulance. The average person travels by foot or donkey, deliveries in the town are done by hand carts as the majority of roads are actually lanes that are stepped and cobbled. Hydra town is built around a natural bay like a natural Amphitheater. Most people live in the town and a few other hamlets on north coast. The centre of the island is almost mountainous, definitely big hills. We walked around the back of the bay up and down steps from one headland to the other then we travelled to Spetses a much lower island with 4,000 inhabitants spread out over a lot of the island. It appeared very affluent but that was an impression gained primarily from the property’s which were Italianate in style and I don’t know if they are locally owned or holiday homes. Spetses used to be home to shipyards where they built wooden ‘caiques’ (I think I have spelt that correctly) but we didn’t find any remaining evidence even though a Tim somebody had his wooden replica ship that he used to trace the Route of the Argo and Ulysses return after the war, built here. In Spetses we were dropped off at the new harbour actually just two piers at Dalia so we thought we would walk to the old harbour, we followed the signs but 45mins were still walking with no masts in sight. We altered route and another 15 mins later found harbour but like I said were disappointed no boat yards left. We followed the coast on the way back and it was much quicker I think some little oiks may have mucked around with the road signs we were following! We got back 10 hours after leaving even more exhausted and slept really well!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dimos Ermionida, Ermionida, Ερμιονίδας

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