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... with a hook on a simple string line and bringing in squid. Earls attempt to locate a nude beach was finally rewarded with the sighting of an old man with a dog, enjoying the warm water. (It is Sunday morning and most are at mass, go figure) At the end of the 2 miles, we stopped for a cold drink and some time in the shade before retracing our steps toward the ship. The views across the water were beautiful. You can imagine the old ships at war to ...
... 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 ...
... we went into a few Hotels for prices, the first offered us a triple room with 3 single beds ( a rarity ) for EU 65 but we couldn't check in til 2pm .. not bad... we'll think about it, 2nd one the room with Queen and sofa was EU 60, cheap enough but not ideal bedding, then we found the Hotel Athina and he started off a little high but we then asked about a twin and a single room and he gave us the 2 rooms for EU 70 per night!! What a bargain... sold!! We did have a wait for the ...
... coffee. Only the best :)
First stop that day was Mycenae. Now, if you know anything about Greek archaeology, you probably know about three places: Athens, Knossos, and Mycenae. Needless to say, walking up the path to the actual Lion Gate was amazing. And then I looked over and saw Grave Circle A. Of course, in the middle of going "You guys, I think--I think--is that--that's Grace Circle A. That's Grave Circle A", I tried to find Grave Circle B, but didn't ...
... we had at Nafplio but V took a liking to Olive Pies which we never saw anywhere else.
With winter having finally caught up with us in the Mediterranean, it was time for us to head elsewhere, preferably warmer and with affordable tickets to get to. Morocco was our choice but an indirect route via Spain was more economical than a direct flight. It has been a long overland haul from the Caspian Sea (Baku) to the ...