Sunday, June 7, 2009
The mountain towns of Arcadia Andritsena, Karitena, Stemnitsa, and Dhimitsana are spectacularly set little gemstones that hang above the southern half of the Peloponnese peninsula and ar home to quiet mountain getaways filled with tightly packed cobbled streets and lazy street side cafes. Whiling away a few days in Dhimitsana, I can't help but wonder what it is that the locals do for money. Surely they aren't all shepherds and bee keepers. It would be easy to think they are given the amount of honey being sold and the quantity of distant goat bells heard when cycling this route. Lined with yellow broom blossoms, the road from Karitena to Dhimitsana is easily the most civilized uphill grade in all the Peloponnese.