Month: November 2019

Repairing the Box

As we crashed our “cochecito” into a balcony and caused some damage on the box we needed to repair the critical part of the skin. In Kalamata we found a shop for motor boats which could provide the materials we looked for. Materials for 21.- Euros to repair the damage The damage on the outer …

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South of Messinia

As we had circled the two first “fingers” of the Peloponnese we also made a tour around the third one, visiting 2 cute little villages with Venetian castles: Koroni and Methoni! We first arrived at Koroni and found a parking before we got into the narrow streets of the village, which saved us some excitement. …

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Exploring Mystras

Mystras – once a Byzantine medieval town with several ten thousand inhabitants – was not only an interesting historic sight but also a hike up the mountains. From Sparta we had already seen Mystras in the distance, situated on a hill in front of the Taígettos mountains. At the Acropolis of Sparta Fortress of Mystras …

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The Spartan Race

What luck we just arrived at Sparta the day the Trifecta World Championship started!! Spartan Race is a series of steeplechases. There is the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles of obstacle racing, 20+ obstacles), the Spartan Super (8+ miles, 25+ obstacles), the Spartan Beast (13+ miles, 30+ obstacles), and the Spartan Ultra (30+ miles, 60+ obstacles). The …

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On the way to Sparta

A fantastic road connects Kalamáta with Sparta, crossing the Taígettos mountains over a pass at 1.300 metres. We started this tour in Kalamáta and drove up through the valley of the Nédonas river. In general the road was very good, just on some points it is sliding away so the street is narrowed to one …

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Mani fortification

The historic houses at the Mani peninsula are outstanding and today we went to visit the Mourtzinos fortification in Kardamyli on the west coast. We had spent the night at the beach of Kardamyli and got ready to go on a hike where we would visit a typical fortified house and continue up the mountains …

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Hike @ Kelefa

From this beautiful bay at the Mani peninsula starts a hike which promised a castle, a village, a monastery and a canyon – we got all of that and more. Thanks to the GPS data we found the start of the hike up the mountains easily, otherwise we might have missed that big sign. A …

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