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... 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 ...
... 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 bus journey south from Athens saw a gradual decrease in population density as jagged mountains grew up all around us. The Peloponnese, a huge peninsula separated from the mainland by the deep man-made gorge of the Corinth Canal, has relatively little foreign tourism due to its distance from the nearest airport, but winding our way through mountain passes, the journey was more than worth it. Our destination was the little village of Vassara, near Sparti, in the far south of ...
... us are very typical so it is nice that the exact time we are to leave, everyone is back. This is something scarce because several times in the past I have been with other groups and there is always some delay in gathering.
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... All three places are of great beauty, believe me.
FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT SPARTA
Facts and History about Sparta or (Sparti) in Greek.
Although Sparta was established in the early 19th century, the area is mostly famous for its history, as this was the site of ancient Sparta, the town with the strict rules and the brave warriors.
Ancient Sparta ...