We found our way to Tindari pretty easily. The GPS tried to lead us astray a couple of times, but we didn't buy it. I think it was trying to help us avoid toll roads, but we really didn't mind getting there sooner rather than later!
The Tindari area is closed to traffic except for residents so we had to park and take a bus up to the top. The bus dropped us off and we found our way into a piazza with a massive church... a structure that we had seen in the distance in the distance as we wound our way up the steep hill.
After walking through the church we headed down the hill a bit toward the archaeological park. After paying for our tickets I took a good look at my surroundings. It was gorgeous and peaceful. Not too crowded. Beautiful view of the sea. I felt a bit like I was in La Jolla, maybe around Torrey Pines (with Greek and Roman ruins instead of Pines).
The ruins at Tindari include a Greek Amphitheater, a Roman Villa, and a Basilica.
This is what I saw while I was eating lunch. Gorgeous, right?
After a long leisurely lunch we made our way back down the hill to the car and started the long drive home. It was so nice to get out and do some more sightseeing. These past two weeks have been filled with adventures. I start class again on Tuesday (uff). Hopefully I can do a better job at balancing "work" and fun and continue to explore the island.