You definitely get more than you can eat in Greece. In fact, the Greek people seem to be obsessed with making sure you have something to eat. If we only order coffee, we are given some small pastries. If you order ouzo, you get chips or nuts or both! Last night we went to a cafe to have some wine (and use the Internet connection) and we were served cheese and crackers as well.
The Greeks declared independence from the Turks on March 23, 1821 at this small 14th century church in Kalamata.
This old Kalamata castle has exchanged hands many times since 1205 when it's existence was mentioned in a Frankish general's journal. The Turks and the Venetians fought over Kalamata at least twice.
In the central square this monument depicts the Fathers of Independence beneath Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom.
Tomorrow we ride to Koroni.
What fun to follow along on your adventure!! Looks like your having a great time so far!!
Hi Patty, it has been fun, but it's raining again! Can you send some San Diego sunshine this way?
By the way, Patty M is my friend, Patty Moracsi -commonly known as "Big Patty" - not her favorite term of reference...
I think Patty L has all ready mentioned she'd like to see pictures of Greek men! She thinks Grammy wants to see pictures of Greek men, too! Ha ha!
So sorry for the mistake Patty M. Only excuse is brain cramp. hope you continue to enjoy our blog.
Patty L. Please send San Diego sunshine anyway! Btw, we shall try for more portraits. However, understand that when we said that Greek men were manly, we didn't necessarily mean that they were good looking, but rather they exude maleness.
Thanks Leslie for pointing out our brain cramp.
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