It was a nice scenic hour-long drive to a wonderful acropolis set against the sea. You walk down from the parking lot, then up to the site, which has a number of ruins both original and restored.They added a stop at a ceramic shop, which we dreaded but was fairly short and sweet. The founder, now 81, is still working at hand inscribing images into the damp clay.
The boat docks right outside the lovely medieval walled town, known for the occupation of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem for 200 years, and its beautifully preserved wall. .
After the half-day excursion, we had plenty of time to roam the town and the palace of the grand master, which was originally a Byzantine fortress, then the administrative center of the order. Only the basement is original but the rest was very nicely restored in 1936 after a massive fire.
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