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... deep and narrow canal trying not to get vertigo. Lila had said to watch out for pickpockets so I was quick on and off holding tight to my purse. I keep seeing sesame candy and sticks in stores. I bought some at the rest stop. It was very sweet. Sarah thought a lot like Benay wafers from Charleston. We drive on to Mycenae. Fascinating civilization from 1600 BC with the famous Lions Gate and burial tomb. Artifacts are in Athens Museum that we will be visiting ...
We leave the ship on a tender, with a short,calm ride to the shore. Our bus, no pretentious coaches in Greece, take us the Corinth Canal. This canal, built between 1881 & 1893 is 4 miles long, cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.
It seems that every tourist in the area is visiting at the same time. Boats still use the canal, but being only 70 feet wide, the cruise ships and cargo boats still have the go around ...
... saw the higher view then came back down. The boys took a tad longer!
then it was off to Nafplion. Graham driving and David navigating. Neither of them reading the signs which tell you which way to go. Needless to say we went round in circles and used more petrol than we should have.
Finally, by following the signs, we were on the road we needed. On the map it showed a strong ...
... and cuts into the hillside with a doorway three-stories tall. You then enter into a large dome, the largest of its time and for more than 1,200 years until the Romans built the Pantheon.
We then hiked to the hilltop to Acropolis of Mycenae.
We passed the grave circle that included the tombs of Clytaemnestra, a relative of Agamemnon, and his rival Aegisthus, before entering the Lion Gate.
The main, monumental entrance to the ...
... on a tour of the old town as we descended to our boat at the port. He showed us a church where one of the presidents of Greece was shot and killed, the different architecture of the place and how it had changed over the centuries. From Classical Greek, Venetian and Ottoman. We returned to the main square where Joseph left us and we decided to go for coffee and free wifi. We selected our coffee and decided to have Greek doughnuts. ...