Parga enjoys a splendid setting and was a Venetian outpost for most of its history. We had the place almost to ourselves, including the decaying Venetian citadel.
Enormous fortress on Lake Pamvotis. Hellenistic walls topped with Byzantine walls finished with a Ottoman walls finally rebuilt under Ali Pasha two hundred years ago. Only one of two "living fortresses" in Greece- the other being Rhodes. Two citadels within the fortress, each with its own mosque. In earlier times, like Jerusalem, divided into different [...]
Oldest of the three oracles in Greece, temples to Zeus, Dione, Themis and Aphrodite, Parliament, theatre and stadium. structures all from the 3rd century BC but replaced by a basilica in the 5th century.
S-Bahn to Icking for a Sunday morning chamber music concert: Beethoven, Schnittke and Wolf. Followed by some krustenbraten at a local Biergarten. And a walk around Wolfratshausen on the Loisach.
A footpath following bridleways (and some country roads) between Markt Indersdorf and Petershausen parallels the Jakobsweg along the Glonn river northwest of Munich. Once again the path starts with a 12th century Abbey, Augustinian this time: the Assumption of Mary, St. Peter and Paul, now operated as a school. Rolling countryside with views across the [...]