After visitng Polichnitos we decided to head towards the coast at Skamnioudi, via Lisvorio hot springs. Well, we found our way there, but didn't see the hot springs as we stopped at a very rustic taverna by a very old church, undergoing a complete renovation. The taverna had a handpainted menu board with his beverages priced. We asked for a very cold beer, a Mythos, but he only had Amstel and it was a long way off being cold! Still, it was only €2.
There were boxes of items on a table, so being nosey, i went to have a look. What they were were beautifully painted stones, obviously for sale. It was then that we noticed how artistically decorated the place was, with handmade wind chimes made from driftwood and shells and all manner of "salvage."It was fairly apparent someone was a decent craftsman and was keen on nature.
While we were here, sipping our "warm" beer, a group of Dutch folks arrived and wanted Greek beer. No can do, there was only Amstel, ironically brewed in Holland. So, the Dutch had journeyed all the way to Greece to drink Dutch beer. Oh dear!
To return to the main road, we had to drive right through the heart of the village of Lisvorio, which was an absolute nightmare, a steep cobbled street, narrowing down to a donkey track, branching to the left and right and no directions! All routes looked equally narrow and daunting. A local gestured we could take either the left or right option, it was all the same. We held our breath that we didn't meet anything coming from the oppsite direction. We climbed and twisted ever upwards and finally hit the main road without mishap. Pheww......... The village did look extremely interesting and had we been able to park, would have been worth a wander round. Next time, maybe!