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Sep 19, 2015 - Corinth, Epidaurus and Mycenae

Woke very early this morning as we needed to get down to breakfast and finish before 8.15 when the car was being delivered to the hotel for us. Great spread of the usual eggs, bacon, breads, fruits and cereals available for us so we can fill up with a good hearty breakfast which will last us through to this evening maybe with a coffee or some beverage at one of our stops Weather quite muggy and promises to be a warm one. Made our way out of Piraeus quite easily with the help of GPS and made our way along the very good freeway towards...

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Nov 17, 2014 - Greece November 2014 - part 12

Running close to the end of our whirlwind tour of Ancient Sites, we headed off to Mycenae which was the main centre of the Mycenaean world and gave its name to a period and a civilisation that evolved throughout the entire Greek world between the 16th and 12th c BC and spread to all the known sites of this period in the Mediterranean basin. The Mycenean acropolis, dominating the surrounding area and the Argive plain, uniquely placed to control the communication routes in all directions – to the Peloponnese and to mainland Greece – and...

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Oct 24, 2014 - Nafplio

Here are some of the highlights of our three days in Napflio. Napflio is a Peloponnesian port city located on an isthmus facing the Argolic Gulf. The old city is quaint and reflects a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman influence. Built into the side of the hill, the old city begins under the Akronafplia fortress (Venetian in origin) and extends to the sea front. This is where our hotel is located. It is called Amfitriti Palazzo and consists of seven rooms that look down on the Venetian row of homes and businesses. It has an excellent view of...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Day 1 - Mycenae

Our last stop on Day 1 of the bus tour was in Mycenae. The ruins were fascinating and the Tomb of Agamemnon was awesome. It was a pretty hot day and it felt good to return to the bus and head to dinner and our hotel in Olympia. See some information about Mycenae and the sites we saw: http://cromwell-intl.com/travel/greece/mycenae.html

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Oct 13, 2014 - Day 1 - Nafplio

The bus made a quick stop to take photos in Nafplio. A really lovely town with several old castles. I'd love to come back and explore this town. See some information on the town: http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/nafplio

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Oct 13, 2014 - Day 1 - Epidaurus theatre

Our second stop on the first day of our bus tour took us to the Epidaurus theatre. It was quite amazing how clear the sound is, even in the very top row. It's hard to believe that is still stands and is used for special events to this day. Here's some information. http://www.greeka.com/peloponnese/epidaurus/epidaurus-excursions/epidaurus-ancient-theatre.htm

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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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Apr 25, 2012 - Nafplion, Greece

April 25, Navplion, Greece Today was a relaxing day. We tendered ashore with our dinner mates Bonita and Robert and then wandered this small city using Rick Steves' guided walk and map. Navplion, established by the Venetians, was the first capital city of the Greek kingdom. It is the gateway to such ancient cities as Mycenae, Epidauris and Corinth, on the Pelopennesian Peninsula. It is full of references to and beliefs in Greek mythology: Hercules, Zeus, Pegasus, Agammenon. (Made me wish I'd retained more from my high school World History...

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Oct 7, 2011 - Mycenae & Epidavros

Today we toured both Mycenae and Epidavros on our way to the island of Hydra. Mycenae has one of the largest and oldest beehive tombs ever found, built in the 13th century B.C. There are dozens of these tombs surrounding the ancient city, but we only visited the largest, called the tomb of Agamemnon. These burial tombs for kings and filled with gold, tools food and anything else the dead may need in the next life. I had visited similar sites in Bulgaria last year, which were all much smaller than this one. The difference was that the tombs...

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Oct 5, 2011 - Nafplio

I am in the town of Nafplio, which I think is my favorite place on the tour so far. It's a bit touristy, but the old town is quite pretty, with narrow, marble streets and brightly painted buildings. Like many other places I've been on this trip, It was a Venetian port, and has 3 different forts. One on an island in the harbor and two on hills above the town. This town was also the first capital of independent Greece in the early 1800's after independence from the Turks. Luckily for Naflpio, the capital was moved to Athens, or this town...

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Jun 4, 2011 - Rund Peloponnes: Teil 2

Kalamata - Kythira - Monemvasia - Ydra - Porto Heli Mit der neuen Crew ist auch der Sommer definitiv am Peloponnes angekommen. Nachdem der Proviant eingekauft ist, geht es los. Am Ende der ersten Etappe erreichen wir Kioni, wo wir ja schon vor ein paar Tagen mal halt gemacht hatten. Natürlich essen wir wieder bei Anna! Nach einem Badestop auf der anderen Seite der Kioni-Halbinsel geht es weiter nach Orthoni. Diesmal haben wir prächtiges Wetter und so steht einer Besichtigung des Forts nichts im Wege. Eine imposante Ruine an einer...

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Feb 22, 2011 - Nafplio - Feb 21-22

February 21, 2011 (continued) Our time in the Peloponnese is going to spent travelling around a lot of the ancient sites and so we find ourselves changing hotels almost daily. We left our hotel this morning and headed to Ancient Corinth. At least, we attempted to head to Ancient Corinth but the lack of road signs meant we ended up on the toll road without an exit for about 15km knowing we were going the wrong way! Having paid the toll on the way out and then again on our return leg, we were surprised to see signs coming from this direction....

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