From Gythio we cycled back inland over some hills to Sparta and ultimately to a wee Byzantine village outside Sparta called Mystras. The very kind campground manager drove us up to the top to save us having to wait a long time for a bus and having to walk 3km up a steep hill after our day of riding . . . .
This first photo is taken from the top of the ruins (from the castle) looking back toward Sparta.
Next we have Sandy's arty shot of an arch through an arch up near the castle.
From on high we could look down over the Palace and you can see the old and the new - they are restoring the palace.
Sandy likes to take shots of Carl at city gates and archways, so here is another one.