Friday, January 12, 2018

Aivali Hotel

Located on the main street along the waterfront, the Aivali Hotel is a pleasant, light-filled hotel across the street from the beach. Open year round, the Aivali offers comfortable rooms at reasonable prices.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

On the road from Neapolis to Faraklo, near the church at Agia Paraskevi, is an ancient fortress. Actively in use during Byzantine times in the 15th century, it was built even earlier, perhaps in the 8th century. The fortress had deteriorated badly during recent times, but with a grant from the EU, the  building has been stabilized and is now a safe -- and fascinating -- place to visit. From a parking area near the church, a stone paved footpath winds around the base of the fortress, leading to steps that take one inside. Informative signage tells the story of the fortress and the people who lived there.
A new Museum of Archeology has opened in Neapolis. Located on the road towards Laxi, it is housed in a building that was formerly a school and subsequently a hospital. A grant from the EU paid for the renovation of the building. The Museum is designed to take visitors through archeological sites located along the coastline from Plytra through Cape Malea. Artifacts from a number of sites, including Pavlopetri, the oldest underwater city in the world, are on display. Visitors may also view an interesting and informative film in Greek or English about the sites.