We were off to find, and then explore, Pigi.
After making a sharp exit onto a narrow road that appeared to get smaller, we parked the car and decided to proceed on foot. We’ve learned that some villages in Greece -- built long before cars arrived -- are so small that driving into them isn’t the best idea. We made a wise call on this one as the road into town quickly narrowed to what appeared to be a wide pathway.
So narrow was the road that we squeezed up against a building when much to our amazement a car approached us from the opposite direction! But aside from that car and its two occupants, it was as if we had the small village to ourselves. We didn’t see another person as we explored the small settlement with a population of 67.
Our footsteps echoed on the roadway and we spoke in stage whispers as we didn’t know who might be behind those magnificent doorways. . .
Or up those ancient stairways. . .and we certainly didn’t want to disturb their morning’s silence. . .
So we walked to the church. . .as with most villages, it was the centerpiece of the town.
And then walked a bit further and admired the views. . .
. . .from the café, that hadn't yet opened for the day. And we never did find that house for sale. But to our way of thinking, we had just had a great introduction to “Pigi Heaven”.
|A home's sitting area built into the cliff behind the house|
We know this is a place we will certainly return to one day . . . its charm is too hard to resist. And who knows? Next time we might see another human being?!
That’s it for today’s outing in Greece’s Peloponnese. Thanks so much for joining us! And welcome to our new followers and subscribers~
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