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... Lunch in tourist restaurant . Sarah and I split moussaka and greek salad. Just fair. Rick had chicken and Marty had the best meal with roast lamb. Hour drive to Epidavros. The amphitheater was fun. Suppose to have best acoustics in Greece. An American, not on our tour, began singing " God Bless Ammerica" from the sweet spot on the stage. That was against the rules and docent made him stop, but beautiful while lasted. Small museum was interesting because had ...
... are 857 steps in the
winding stair from the town to the fortress. However, to reach the top
of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of
Nafplion will say there are 999 steps to the top of the castle, and
specials can be found on menus that incorporate this number to catch a
tourist's eye.To finish off the day we did a bit of shopping as the shops are all open until 9 or ...
... a full glass of Vodka. For me, this represents bad luck for the night, so I declined.
Declining an offer for food or drink in Greece isn’t considered rude, but accepting one is always a great way to please a host. I saw genuine happiness from my Greek hosts whenever I accepted their offers for food or drink. They would sometimes fill my cup or my plate before I could decline, just because they want to give me the impression that I am more than welcome to have more food ...
... that this was the fortress of Agamemnon. He was the leader of the Mycenaean force that sailed to Troy in pursuit of Helen. As we know, it ended successfully due to the infamous Trojan Horse.
We also visited the Treasury of Atreus, 14th century BC, which is a double chambered grave found outside the palace walls. These tombs were built using successive circles of bricks which were narrowed to a single stone at the top. ...
... no comparison in taste or texture.
To round off the day we find a coffee house for a well earned rest and coffee (and cake), before heading back to the hotel.
Tomorrow we plan to head to Argos and Lerna to visit more archaeological
sites(and coffee houses). If we have time might try and get down to a
place called Monemvassia, a very historic port/fishing village.