This morning as we were loading up, a couple from British Columbia wheeled their bikes up to the gate. They were heading south where we had come from and we assured them that the scenery was wonderful. They had been disappointed with the flat uninteresting scenery from Patra to Olympia. We had to agree with their assessment during the ride today. We had a nice sojourn on a small country road this morning.
Then we were heading north through farmlands and small depressed towns. The number of closed businesses was shocking. This area has no tourist attractions and the economic crisis in Greece has hit it hard. Our destination town had no hotel, but this wonderful tower and church.
We asked at the local cafe and they directed us to the next town, Vartholomio. All the better, we have 5 less kilometers to ride to Kilini, where we catch the ferry to the island of Kephallonia.