Monday, October 27, 2008

Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece

My last Greek post and it's not even a full one. Just some shots of Paleokastritsa, where the bus stopped on the way to picking up more people before heading off to our day trip to the ruins of Butrint and Saranda - Albania.

Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece 1

Paleokastritsa is supposedly one of three possible locations where Odysseus' boat was petrified. He washed ashore and was found by Princess Nausicaa and her handmaidens, who were washing clothes at a nearby stream. She asked her father to build him a boat so Odysseus could return to Ithaca, but Poseidon was so angered that he turned the ship to stone.

Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece 2

I don't know which rock was supposed to be the petrified ship. And I missed taking photos of the monastery too. So all you get are these photos. Which I thought were too pretty not to share, even if I don't have any stories for you.

Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece 3

Bye Greece! We're moving on to Albania.

You can read all Europe posts with the tag Series: Europe, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
"Meet-Cute" Stockholm - Sweden
Helsinki - Finland: A Two-Night Cruise and One Day
Sigtuna - Sweden: More Rune Stones Than Any Other Town
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) - Sweden: Beowulf and Burial Mounds
Uppsala - Sweden: Birthplace of Celsius
Tallinn - Estonia: A Two-Night Cruise and One Day
Eger and Sirens Valley - Hungary: Floral? Fruity? Woody Notes? What Notes?
Agios Georgios, Corfu Town, and Vidos Island, Corfu - Greece
Glass Bottom Boat, Corfu - Greece
Gaios, Paxos Island - Greece
Parga - Greece
Autostitch of Parga - Greece
Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece
Butrint and Saranda - Albania

1 year ago today, Rau Muong Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Water Spinach).

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