Day 23, 25th April

Nafpaktos was known by the Venetians, who built a fortress here, as Lepanto. In 1571, the famous naval battle of Lepanto was fought in which the Venetians, Spanish and Genoese … Read more

Day 22, 24th April

Nicopolis was somewhat depressing in that it brought home to me just how ignorant I am. I had heard of Anthony and Cleopatra through Shakespeare at school, and knew that … Read more

Day 21, 23rd April

We stopped in Permet because Jennifer had been unable to obtain her supply of statins, and the surgery at Alrewas was unwilling to e-mail the prescription to a chemist in … Read more

Day 20, 22nd April

Gjirokaster has an old town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is described as “a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of alarge estate”. The city is … Read more

Day 19, 21st April

This is where we stopped at Vlore From Vlore we made for Gjirokastor and the road rose through some beautiful countryside. Stopped for a coffee at a layby where a … Read more

Day 17, 19th April

Dubrovnik was a disappointment. The old town was crowded and we couldn’t find anywhere to park. We drove past the old city walls and saw the fortress from a distance,so … Read more