Our first stop in Greece, this port is in the NW corner of the country. We took a side trip to Kassopea, an ancient city of ruins high in the mountains. It was home to 8,000 plus people in 350 BC, and was burned by the Romans in 150 BC. The city was designed in a grid pattern, as are more recent Greek cities, and the model for many US cities, not including Minnetonka with it's hundreds of cul du sacs.

Next we went to the seaside village of Parga, first settled in 10th century BC, but with most of the buildings from the 14th century AD. The hillside town has a Turkish fortress overlooking the colorful houses and idyllic bay and harbor.

 

 

 

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