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Bright and early we were packed and ready to be picked up by CHAT tours for our 4 day land tour to ancient sites. Lila is our guide and luckily we can understand her English well. Our bus has about 25 people. More than we had hoped. They combined the 3 day and 4 day trips. Athens traffic was awful and at this point I am glad we chose not to drive ourselves ( we were highly leaning towards a self tour at first). First stop the Corinth Canal. We stood on the bridge ...
... large and ambitious project, but was finished
within a relatively short period from 1711 until 1714. It is a typical
baroque fortress based on the plans of the engineers Giaxich and
Lasalle. In 1715 it was captured by the Turks and remained under their
control until 1822, when it was captured by the Greeks.
The bastions of the fortress were originally named after the Venetian provveditori. ...
... a live lineup traditional Greek bands that sang their drunken hearts out to classic Greek songs. Everyone was singing, drinking rosť, and preparing to count down. As soon as it was midnight, champagne was popped, glasses clinked, and I observed several fascinating traditions.
First, I saw the mother of the house cut a few pomegranates and place them onto a tray. Then I saw her open the front door and put a horseshoe in the entryway. The woman’s son, Dimitris, went ...
... It is not only the many ancient ruins and columns and temples that impress, but the natural beauty of the site as well. Shady groves of pine trees, beautiful flowers and lush grass are all around. You find yourself just wanting to take your time and linger a while.
This was also the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which unfortunately is no longer here and no one knows for sure what happened to ...
... its early struggles for
independence from the Turks, to the Balkan Wars, Macedonian struggles,
World War I and World War II, Greece has been an integral part of
After the museum, we head up the hill to visit the mighty Palamidi Fortress (circa 1714). It really is an imposing sight from the streets of Nafplion, but it isn't until you are on top of the walls that ...