“Travels to a Different Time ” : 11August2000: Epidavros, Greece: Ancient Theatre of Epidavros and Bandit French and Dutch Campers

After breakfast took a 35-minute bus trip to the ancient theatre of Epidavros. Very dry country and up and down hills with pine forest throughout. There are roadside memorials to those killed on the road. A little shrine with pictures of the deceased and a candle that can be lit along with flowers. Nothing new in my European travels but jarring nonetheless. The outdoor theatre can sit 17,000 people and its acoustics are legendary. You can sit up at the last row of seats and hear people speaking on the stage. And the view is spectacular. Went to see the ruins nearby and a museum. There are so many ruins in Greece you get accustomed to them. Lunch of some too meaty moussaka which was tasty along with a wonderful tomato salad. Walked around after the late lunch and worked up an appetite so went to Paradise Pizza for a mushroom pizza. Good pizza but some Greeks have a penchant for salt and that was apparent with the pizza. Not much to see on the walk but stopped at the docks and a few yachts were there one from London and the other from Delaware. A little bit down from the yachts there were some 15 campers illegally parked and the police had to ask them to move. Strange that it is the Dutch and French that you see with campers. Very unEuropean!  No doubt this Winnebago mentality bothers the locals. These freeloaders have to be moved out every night. What a Dutch Treat for the locals! The police car here is a wreck unlike the shiny ones in Athens. On the pier there were several Africans hawking cheap trinkets (not imitation Louis Vuitton) .

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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