I drove up to Arta today on a work-related trip. As you may recall from some of my earlier posts, Arta is a town about 40 kilometers west of the capital and where many important officials spend their holidays. It overlooks the sea and is kept very tidy by the local population. But, more importantly for me, the temperature is usually between 7-10 celsius lower than in the capital. I hope to go out there again many times for a respite from the weather this summer.