Albanian Adventure Day 9: Greek Villages

Today we took an optional trip to some nearby Greek villages. We’re not far from Greece now so there are a few villages where it’s hard to remember which country you’re actually in.

Greek Church in AlbaniaWe visited a Greek Orthodox church mid-service, wandered around at our typical laid back holiday pace and walked through the countryside. A lovely lady opened up another church for us which was quite small and towering inside, full of religious art, candles and trinkets.

Inside Greek ChurchOn the way back someone spotted a huge fig tree so we stopped and our driver climbed up a tree to retrieve all the best ones for us. I think I’m a bit figged out now, we’ve had fresh figs almost every day and my body isn’t used to it!

When we arrived back at the guesthouse Vita was there ready and waiting to make us tea and coffee as always. It’s a really lovely place here and if you ever find yourself in Gjirokaster go straight to the Kotoni B&B up the hill and you’ll be welcomed as if it’s your own home. The rest of the day was free so me and a few others went to a different restaurant to the night before. The waiter we had was a young lad and the only one who spoke English. He was incredibly friendly and polite and really wanted us to be happy, and we were.

 

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