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.
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.
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).