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... like those of many others, was that he ever got splendidly laid.”
Elif Shafak, The ******* of Istanbul
Nafplio (Modern Greek: Ναύπλι 59;, Nafplio) is a seaport town with a population of 14,2011 in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The name of the town changed several times over ...
... of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
So much for the geography lessons!!
It is quite impressive, completed well before the Panama Canal, now starts the history lesson!
Our next stop is Ancient Corinth.
We pass the Acrocorinth on the way. It is a fortified structure on the highest point of the local area. It times of war, locals sought refuge. We learn that the word "Acropolis" is a general term for a high point, usually fortified.
The ruins are again quite ...
... hire was EU383 for the nearly 3 weeks which is pretty good however we have a rather old Hyundai Accent, well not old but 5 years and not much oomph! The drive to Corinth was easy enough although the speed limits seem to mean absolutely nothing to the average Greek driver. The canal was certainly worth stopping for even though it is so very narrow and deep it's quite amazing to think it was originally attempted in the 1st Century AD but wasn't actually really started until 1881 ...
... The hotel itself is world renowned, designed by top architects and retains its 60's feel. The rooms were comfy and clean, although I'm not too sure about the brown marble walls with the navy blue bathroom fixtures. But one step out onto the balcony and that disappears totally from your mind. The hotel is reached only by elevator and is some 300ft above the ...
... the open sky above dispels the notion quickly, particularly if it is raining which it did a bit during our stay. There wasn't much else to do besides catching up on our blog and go downhill for food. And enjoy the marching band leading Greek Orthodox religious processions through the streets which were otherwise quite deserted.
Our guesthouse host was a major NFL fan but his hopes on seeing our passports were quickly ...