The last days on the island of Kythira: Quite and hot. We had above 30 every day and almost no wind. Most of the tourists are gone and so it is quite on the beach and in the bars. Most of the places are closed for the winter so you meet everybody in the last few ones that are open. Maria was almost done with moving her stuff out of the old place. Looks like she will move back to Athens this winter for good. That leaves me with only a few options to stay next year. Guess i have to stay with Mitsos than.
On the way back to Athens we did visit Monemvassia. One of the last old places where people are still in the buildings. According to a friend the Greek government did give the people on Kythiira money to move out of the castle. Than nothing happened and most of the buildings fall apart. And that happened all over Greece. Sad to see that – i have rather people stay in the old places and look after them than ruins all over the place.
Graveyard and bay of Kapsali
Moon over Kythira town and the castle. View from Marias old place
Good morning tiger
The port of Kythira with the coast of Peleponese in the back ground
Monemvassia – the old fortress. The city was founded in 583. In 1971 they build a bridge to link it to the main land. Now most of the buildings are hotels and restaurants.
Mitsos, his mother and Elena gave me a lift to Athens with the car. We did stay at their house in Athens for a very short night. Than it was off to the airport. Thanks Mitsos for putting me there! Landed in Stuttgart with 140 minutes delay yesterday night. The Greek air monitoring system was down all over greece so Germanwings had to land in Thessaloniki. Joga did pic me up with the SL 500 – thanks a lot!
We went for my place for some beers and did wait for the 3 Spanish couch surfers. Later we went for food and talk to the italian place. Today i did all the paperwork that piled up the last 3 weeks. Now i only have to repack for Spain. If things go well Grobi should be here tomorrow morning at 10 and we start the drive down to Barcelona.
One day the little tiger showed up on the doorsteps – and he did not want to leave
Glass Bottom it is
View toward Kythira from Kapsali Beach
The first plants that came back after the fire
One of the many churches on Kythira
A few days ago we did bring Mitsos sister to the airport here in Kythira. A small runway far from everything. Like the port – very far from everything. Guess the local gas stations have a say where to put things on this island. On the way back home we did pass the last resting place for many fine cars. Together with the setting sun a good place to try for a few more pictures.
Today Mitsos, his mother, Elana and I will take the ferry to the main land and it is back to Athens. If things go well we should be there round midnight. The flight back to Stuttgart is tomorrow afternoon.