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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 ...
... it fell to the Ottoman Empire, the bastions were given Turkish names. Lastly, when the Greeks
overthrew the Turks the bastions were renamed after Greek saints. One
of the bastions, called the "Miltiades," was used as the prison cell of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a hero of the Greek Revolution.
The fortress commands an impressive view over the Argolic Gulf, the
city of Náfplio and the surrounding ...
... front door and then re-entered the house while stepping onto the horseshoe, eating a few pomegranate seeds, and then throwing some seeds down on the ground. This is a tradition in Greece that brings good luck for the New Year.
I also saw the mother of the house bring two massive cakes to the table. The first New Year’s cake is baked with a coin. The person that ends up with the slice that contains the coin receives a present and will have exceptionally good luck that ...
... asked me what the attraction of Corinth was, since there was no beach, I had told of the interesting architecture, the plaza, the lovely central park and the proximity to Loutraki and rail access to Athens yet agreed that not having a beach was a drawback.
There was no particular reason to walk further up through the town than previously. it was windy and there was evidently a storm brewing so no reason ...
... a true picture of its sheer size. To walk around the entire site and soak up the historical ambience takes 2 - 3 hours (sure gives the knees and legs a solid workout).
After Palamidi, we head back down into the town to visit the local markets where all sorts
of local produce is on sale. Julie bought some dates and she now vows to never buy them from the supermarkets in Australia ever ...