The remains of the fortifications, protected by the sea on three sides, are very impressive. There is little left of the town, its wooden Turkish style domestic buildings have long been dismantled. At the far end of the garrison, jutting out into the sea, is a windswept bastion. A couple were having their wedding photographs taken. The bride's long flowing dress and chiffon train swept dramatically behind her in the breeze. Given the scudding shadowy clouds and crashing waves, the happy couple were certainly going to get wildly romantic pictures for their wedding album.
|spot the bride...|
|Spot the bride!|
|Next year, you'll need a kayak, not a motorhome.|
|Camping Anemomilos - reception|
|Pitch with a distinct downward slope...|
|A storm brews over Finikounda|
|Lots of tavernas|
|and bars aimed a summer backpackers|
|A relaxing place|
|Local free range livestock|
|and not camera shy.|
When we did, we were met by an impassive stare rather than a friendly smile. It's the first time this trip that we have felt the difference in attitude between itinerant and long-stay, over-wintering motorhomers. Such territorial behaviour was commonplace in some of the sites we visited last year in Spain, to the point of becoming inadvertently hilarious. There are only a handful of ACSI sites open in the Peloponnese after October, it will be interesting to see what manner of fellow wanderers we meet. So far not one other Brit. van to be seen,, either on the road or at a site, a few younger compatriots in the larger towns - budget airlines and AirB&B probably - and of course the clucking flocks of cruise ship battery hens, All the Swift and Autotrail owners must have headed to the Costa Blanca, trundling their Smart cars behind them. Here, they are conspicuous by their absence.