With so much to pack in during this cruise, it’s only natural to want a moment of peace from time to time. This afternoon, we strolled through the ruins of the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo then wandered up the hill to Philerimos and its monastery. It was bliss.
The shade of the cypress trees, the whooping of the gulls, and the gentle chatter of the group. And after we got a glimpse into the lives of medieval knights, it was time to refresh with a delicious portokalada (orangeade).
Some of us took a leisurely wander through the Medieval city. Even though a few of its buildings have stood since the 7th century (unbelievably!), we wouldn’t have known it from how intact they are. It was such a treat to step into this real-life time machine and get a glimpse of the Greek islands as they were years ago.