Today we drove to Μεθώνη (Methoni), a small town about 30km away. At one end of the beach is an interesting looking castle – the same one which features on the Pelopponese book mark I’ve been using since last October!
Unfortunately when we arrived the sign outside read in big capital letters: ΤΡΙΤΗ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΑ which means “Tuesday Closed”! The one day of the week when we chose to go there….so we’ll have to do Methoni properly later in the week.
The beach at Methoni wasn’t bad though. The wind was up so we drifted along the beach a bit while just lazing about in the sea. It was a work out just to keep level with where Dad was sitting on the beach! The other beaches we’ve been at recently have been a bit more sheltered from the wind.
Above: Lunch with a sea view
I suspect this wind – which has a habit of becoming quite strong during the afternoon then dropping after dark – is what has fuelled the wildfires they’ve had in Greece this year.
From the motorway on Saturday, maybe about half an hour North of Kalamata, I could see where the fire had reached. Both sides of the motorway the surrounding trees were completely black – nothing left of them at all. Lucky there weren’t any houses in the area! This particular stretch of motorway was closed a couple of weeks ago when the wildfires were active here.
We had a late lunch overlooking the sea in Methoni, then when we got back to Ag. Andreas a last swim of the day at the beach in front of our hotel.