The prickly pear walk

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This is the last (but not least) #wednesdaywalk form Nafplio, the place that @traisto and myself visited for a few days and kept us for almost 6 weeks! It is a route that I am very fond of, along with many locals and visitors. The path is build right on the coastline, connecting the beach of Arvanitia with the port. As you walk, you have the sea on one side and a steep hill on the other, full of prickly pears. On the top of the hill there is the castle of Acronafplia. In total, it is a absolutely fabulous place to walk!

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As you can see I got pretty excited with the prickly pears. I was at the first part of my walk which was in the shadow and the light was not so great for landscape shots but it was brilliant for some close-ups! And the carved names of teenagers sweethearts gave an extra focus point!

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I just realized that as I was walking I was taking pictures both ways, looking front and backwards so it may be a little confusing to reconstruct the route in your mind but no matter the direction, it was all there!

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It isn't a very long walk but if you get tired you'll find those benches (pic above) in the middle of it and just look at the view on the right!
Below you can see the beach of Aravanitia, my starting point, right under the castle of Palamidi. There is an abundance of medieval walls around here :)

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There is even a small tunnel carved on the rock! A lovely spot of the route! And right after the corner we'll get to the sunny side of the walk :)

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This walk is known as the "Round of Arvanitia" and at those walls are plastically the end of it! I kept going though, for a little medieval view!

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This is my contribution to the #wednesdaywalk challenge, initiated by @tattoodjay :)

Have a lovely Wednesday and a happy new month!

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All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

Commenting, upvoting and rebloging are highly appreciated!



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The place is absolutely beautiful. And I know why you said it kept you for 6 weeks :) I could walk there everyday too!

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Thank you very much for stopping by, @ifarmgirl :)

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You are welcome :) It's a pleasure going to the walk thru your post, so thank you :)
!CTP

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Very interesting place scenery,hill, sea and historical places, like post. Thank you. Greetings.

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Looks like an amazing place for a walk, and I am kind of glad the light wasnt ideal for landscapes as then we get to see all these cool shots of the Prickly pears :)

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Wow, I just posted my Wednesday walk and it was an Azalea walk. So fun. We both love plants so much. What a cool walk the tunnel, fortress and sea. I definitely need to highlight prickly pear in my new plant profile series.

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I just saw your Wednesday walk, amazing place. I guess Spring is the best time to walk in nature :)

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Να ήμουν υπουργός τουρισμού, να σε κανω μετακλητο μου! Απίθανες φωτογραφίες, τέλεια παράθεση! Θα καταντήσω λιο γραφικός και απο τα μερη που αναδείκνυεις! Χαχα

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Χαχα, σ'ευχαριστώ πολύ για τα ενθουσιώδη σχόλια! Μην ξεχνάμε άλλωστε ότι το χειροκρότημα είναι η τροφή του καλλιτέχνη :)

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Such a beautiful walk and scenery @fotostef
All the prickly pears and the sea views.
Love the bright and colourful photographs.
Have a wonderful day today 👋🏻☀️

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Thank you very much @littlebee4 for your always kind comments :)
Have a lovely week!

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You are so welcome @fotostef 😁 I truly enjoy looking at your photographs 😎
You too, have a lovely week!

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Wow, very nice walk! I also really like these plants! When you were in the shadows, you just can't see it in these photos. The photos turned out just as beautiful!

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What a beautiful place.
Love all those prickly pears everywhere.
Would love to visit there.

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Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you'll get the chance to visit it one day :)

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What a lovely day for a walk! You and @Traistoisto are still in Nafplio? Wow! A few days turned into a month and a half. :) I like your style.

I love the carved-out stone, making a tunnel, and the little subtle beauty that is hidden in plain sight. the focus on the carved initials, and the boat bobbing in the water. the buds of the cactus, starting the process. The medieval wall, with turrets for looking out for the enemy approaching. It is captivating, the scenery and how you paint it.

You make your posts enjoyable to look at and interesting to read. Thank you for that and I hope you are having an amazing Thursday!

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Thank you very much @dswigle :)
That was the last post from Nafplio, we are back home by now. Indeed it turned out to be a six weeks trip although we didn't intend to. But we had a small covid situation in the middle that extended it quite a bit :)

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Ohhh! Sorry to hear that! I hope that everyone feels better and all is well once again!

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Oh yes, we are just fine, just completely out of schedule for all the spring work at the farm :)

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I am familiar with needing more time. Someone has to find somecextra for us to buy! I hope you are having a lovely afternoon!

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What pristine and beautiful images! I love the sea and the mountains together

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Thank you very much, I am glad you like them :)

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wow..what a place!😍
also from this post i realized that i should follow you!😊
keep it up!

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Haha, thank you very much for the encouragement :)

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This is such a beautiful place! And I really think one could do some good rock climbing there.
Found this post on listnerds :)

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What an amazing place. I just added it to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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Nafplio looks beautiful some great shots hope you having a great time 👍

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Thank's a lot, i am glad you like them :)

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