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Jun 19, 2013 - Argos

Alrighty guys. Wifi on Kea is crap as you may have noticed. My room wifi only works every now and then. The rooms in the other building only have it every now and then as well. But at supper we go to a cafe that always has wifi but I can't use my supper time to blog so I have to wait around for the internet in the buildings. I keep migrating from my room to Karla's room hoping that one of us will have internet but it never works in my favor. But I'll stop whining and start typing before I lose my chance. So we spent a really long freaking...

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Nov 25, 2010 - Exploring Argos

Today we head across to Argos, the commercial capital of the region. It's about 15km to the north of Nafplio. We hope to visit a couple of ancient sits and explore the town itself (and what better way to explore than to partake in the local eating/coffee establishments). The local museum provides some valuable information as to what sort of settlement was here in ancient times (Argos is the most ancient town in Greece and Europe, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos ). (http://www.cs-net.gr/argolis/larisa.html) After exploring the town, we...

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Nov 25, 2010 - Exploring Argos

Today we head across to Argos, the commercial capital of the region. It's about 15km to the north of Nafplion. We hope to visit a couple of ancient sits and explore the town itself (and what better way to explore than to partake in the local eating/coffee establishments). The local museum provides some valuable information as to what sort of settlement was here in ancient times (Argos is the most ancient town in Greece and Europe, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos ). (http://www.cs-net.gr/argolis/larisa.html) After exploring the town, we...

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European adventure

Nov 11, 2006 - Peloponnese, Nafplio, Greece

The town of Napflio is dominated by the Palamidi fortress which stands 216m above the town on a rock outcrop. We ascended the 999 steps to see some awesome views of the area, which made for very good exercise, but was worth the effort. We also made a visit the nearby ruins at Epidavrus which included a theatre with seating for 14,000. The acoustics were awesome and it is still utilized for a summer theatre festival. The town is a getaway for Athens and has a large and active shopping district. The rooms are numerous in the off season and...

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Jun 8, 2006 - Mad About the Mani

The Peloponnese is pretty special. We'd just left magical Mystras - a Byzantine city of churches, monasteries and palaces sprawled across the side of a leafy mountain overlooking a lush green valley - when we came to this conclusion. You see more signs on the Peloponnese for ancient ruins and historic sites than you see elsewhere in Greece and if you spontaneously take some of these detours, you'll be richly rewarded. While they may not be as popular as the Peloponnese's well-trodden World-Heritage listed 'big five' - Byzantine Mystras and...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Nafplio

The internet cafe I am blogging from is closing soon so this is going to be a quick version of our last two days with limited pictures Arrived last night in Athens and drove two hours to Nafplio. Very long day. When we arrived in Nafplio we stopped in a local bar to get directions to the Pension Marianna. Yesterday was definately like Mr. Toads wild ride. I have oficially butchered the Greek language at every turn...LOL I still can't seem to figure out how to say hello, good bye or thank you. Most of the people in Nafplio right now are...

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Apr 12, 2006 - Mycenae

We had a bit of a tottering time getting to Mycenae. We decided to get the train, which is slower than the bus, but a lovely trip. However, we discovered when we got to Corinth, that we had to get on a bus anyway, as they were doing engineering works on the line. The bus seemed fine, but after about half an hour there was a clunking noise, the bus slowed down, staggered a bit, then ground to a halt. It looked to me as if the clutch/ gears had gone. There was much phoning and discussion. The driver kept trying to start off and then couldn't...

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Apr 9, 2006 - Mycenae - the 2nd side trip of the day

I was going to spend half a day here, and the first half back in Epidavros. Turned out that this was about 1 hour for dinner and 15 minutes for sights. It's Sunday night and I guess they close the ruins early. Oh well, I didn't even get a good picture of them. Suppposedly this was the site of some MAJOR power back about 1500 years BC. Didn't look like much now. It also hosts Europe's oldest sculpture. I can't catch them all, and I can't plan what days I'll be where, so that's that!

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Apr 7, 2006 - Nafplios - between a cliff and the water

Lonely Planet said that this was one of the prettiest cities in Greece and that it, because of the surrounding town or two, was a good place to base out of. So, here I am for two nights. I got this great little hotel room with my own lanai...pictures to follow. I didn't do much tonite except walk to dinner...but on the way I took these nice photos of these lit up castles..I guess they were. I haven't read up yet on this city, so I don't know what they are. But, they looked nice and were photoworthy. Back to the bus ride here, it really was...

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Apr 7, 2006 - Corinth - connecting to my home for the night

Ok, so back on the Bari entry, I educated you on ticket booth personalities. Today was no different. When I came off the train I was told to go to the booth downstairs and inquire as to how to get to the next town: Nafplios. When I got down there I was taken care of...right up until I got screwed. So, this nice young lady working the train ticket booth said that I could wait until 9.30pm to catch a train, or I could hop a city bus to the bus terminal and take a regional bus to my destination. I opted for the quickest route which meant two...

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Feb 10, 2006 - Nafplio Adventure: The Beginning

Words cannot describe how excited i was for my very first visit outside of Athens! In the letter i got in my mailbox a day prior to the trip, i found that along the way to Nafplio, my Archaeology class would be stopping at the capital of the old Mycenaean civilization at Mycenae, then a night stay at Nafplio, ending with a trip to another Mycenaean city of Tiryns. What did stink is that we had to be up at 7am to make our bus. But boy what a bus it was! Not one of those crappy American yellows, but a two deck Mercedes bus complete with...

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Heaven on Earth!

Dec 6, 2005 - J: Corinth

Again... a short stop-over on our relatively long journey between Sorrento and Nafplio.. but deserves special mention… not for the ancient ruins outside of town (because we didn’t have enough time to see them) but for another delightful foray into Greek cuisine. We bumped into a friendly German traveler in the train station, and after some consultation regarding our destination, and him mentioning that the water was right next to the station, we decided to walk down for a look. With another hour to waste before the train came, we settled...

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Skipping Stones

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