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Epidavros is an old ancient city that was built around 3d century BC. We visited the Amphitheatre, which is meant to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. There were alot of people standing in the centre of the Amphitheatre singing and talking, because the sound can be heard from the furthest point and then returns to your own ears! We all had a go.
When we were sitting at the top of ...
... and oranges sweeter than what you can imagine! Then I got Stracciatella gelato (very Italian) and walked by the marina until it was time for our next stop.
We got in the bus and drove another hour south to Mycenae. Mycenae was another fortified town, up on a hill with beautiful view of the countryside. We passed through a Lion gate and hiked up to take pictures and observe the ...
... with only 10 knots we achieved 4. 5 SOG (speed over ground), not too bad at all.
The entrance port markers soon became visible in the far distance, once again the wind had dropped so we motor sailed with just the main up to balance the boat.
Although there had been shore power and water connection posts at Aegina we could not find any official to sell us the card (key) to turn them on. This meant that by the time we had left for Epidavrous we only had about two to ...
... aaaarrrgh. Dash ou to the ticket machine - trying to decipher the menu ( Ollie " helping" by pushing random buttons) , money not being accepted - eventually the ticket inspector feeling sorry for us came over and sorted it all out. Finally we were off. The bus trip took 40 mins and the bus driver told us where to get off - " you walk 1 km up the road" and last bus is at 6.15. Off we set up a deserted road being passed by the occasional car and wondering if we we going the correct way as ...
... and was taken to Mt Pelion where the physician Chiron instructed him in the healing arts. Asclepius is typically represented as a kindly bearded man holding a serpent-entwined staff. The serpent, because it sheds and renews its skin, symbolizes rejuvenation and healing and the Rod of Asclepius was at some point adopted as one of the symbol of the medical profession. We had earlier seen a statue of Asclepius (with his telltale ...