Fiore Di Candia
Travel Blogs from Argos
... is named for the relief of the two confronted lions covering the triangle above the lintel. The size and construction are an amazing technical feat for the period.
We continued our walk to the Palace, with its monumental staircase, central courtyard and the megaron, the focus of the public life of the king. The megaron overlooks the valley. The palace, set on the top of the hill, has a strategic view of all directions.We then returned to Nauplia ...
... nik nak shops, if only we had the space... During our exploring we found a funky cafe in the maze of alleyways, we couldn't resist. Tried some local Greek beer while in the back seat of a vw beetle! Deciding to stay the night we set up in the marina car park where about another handful of campers soon joined us.
... We are really looking forward to going through it.
Todays trip was really uneventful, but the highlight was going under the Rion bridge. This bridge is now the largest suspension bridge in the world. We went over the bridge on our way to Preveza, and now we have gone under it.
The Gulf of Corinth is lined with villages on both sides for much of the way. I was also surprised by the amount of wind turbines lining the top of the mountains. Greece ...
... got pulled over by two policemen standing by the road waving cars down. An absurdly young looking officer with a machine gun hanging by his side – these mountain goats must really be a pest – came to the window and asked for our documents. He asked where we were from and upon finding out he replied, with great surprise, "American? What are you doing here?" After a cursory examination of our documents he handed ...
... mid afternoon it's time to head back to Nafplion and start getting ready to
head back to Athens tomorrow. Then its off to Italy for the next stage
of our odyssey.
Greece has been a wonderful experience - its been everything we hoped for. Hopefully Italy will
provide the same sort of enjoyment and experiences.