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... Age. It is so old that the Mycenaeans were as distant and mysterious to the Golden Age Greeks as Plato and Socrates are to us today. Even Ancient Greek Tourists visited the site.
No one knows exactly who the Mycenaeans were or where they come from, but they were a bronze age civilisation that covered the southern half of mainland Greece and Mycenae was the main city with a population of around 60,000 inside and outside the city walls. Again, ...
... was huge and it took so long that we had to have it as a take away. So we returned to the boat with our doughnuts in hand and ate them back in our cabin. There were so many that we offered them to our fellow passengers.
And so, we left Nafplio and set off to Hydra.
We had lunch on board on the upper deck, the sun was shining but the wind was blowing, I had soup and the wind blew my soup off my spoon across the ...
... course this isn't your standard flat, square design, so the roads follow the elevation of the land. This does mean that they meander back and forth across the face of the mountain somewhat. There is a nice mix of churches/monasteries within the city limits too, which we pass several of on our wanderings. They are lovely, but much like the others we have seen, both active and ruined.
Having had our fill of the Lower City we hoof it back to the car (further than we ...
... but local people were very helpful and once again I was able to enjoy looking at historic parts of Naphlion that I would have missed had I taken a direct route from Tripoli to Tolo.
I had enjoyed the journey, the opportunity to see towns I had not seen before, and take refreshment along the way; however, it did mean that I arrived in Tolo too late and too tired to rally explore ...
... the tent to see the temple and it is a magnificent sight.
So with five sights down already in our first 24 hours we set Athina to take us to Olympia, the ancient city where the Olympic Games began and the subject of our next story.
Footnote: Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, the Archaeological Site of Mystras, and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae are UNESCO World Heritage ...