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... began if 18992. The American School of Classical studies began excavation of the Agora, the plaza & market place, in 1896 and they are still there, ceasing only for the World War. We pass the Glauke Fountain on the way to the museum. Glauke is the daughter of the king Kreon of Corinth. When Jason, of Argonauts fame, and his
wife Medea came to Corinth, Jason wished to marry Gkauke and abandonned
Medea. Enraged, Medea gave Glauke a poisoned cloaked as gift. Wearing
... because of the mountainous terrain. So you can imagine how picturesque the 4 hour drive through, over and around them was.
Unfortunately the first day in beautiful coastal town of Tolo was a disaster as we just found out we have to apply for a US visa application. We realised we are in USA 2 weeks over the standard 3 months visa waver. We planned on having an interview for the visa in Athens US Embassy in a few days, but when it came to booking the interview, ...
... the bankruptcy of the country can truly be felt at all our stops. I can find nothing to buy!! We did get the supplies that Jacques needed for his dinner, and treated ourselves to a cold drink in the shade, trying to recover from the near 100 degree temperature. At the pre-determined time, Jacques returned, with Louis, to pick us up and take us back to the cool breezes on board Milena. Once on Milena, it was nice to see and get re-acquainted with Petit Anne and ...
... as 120 tonnes!
Within the main site are a few more tholos, some fancifully named after kings and queens from legends but with no evidence to support their purported provenance.
Archaeological evidence indicates that the palaces of the Mycenaean kingdoms declined some time around 1200 BC and the palace itself was set ablaze in about 1100 BC. But the real mystery behind the cause of the destruction is unsolved.
There is a small but ...
... In fact, the effect has been to improve the views of the mountains because the roads do not wind up and around them, but between them at a more level height, allowing spectacular views.
There is a danger of ribbon development of course, but Greece seems to be quite good with architecture in modern times as well as ancient times.
I arrived at Corinth in the early afternoon with plenty of time to complete my final task - finding a beach at Corinth!