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Travel Blogs from Argos
... and cuts into the hillside with a doorway three-stories tall. You then enter into a large dome, the largest of its time and for more than 1,200 years until the Romans built the Pantheon.
We then hiked to the hilltop to Acropolis of Mycenae.
We passed the grave circle that included the tombs of Clytaemnestra, a relative of Agamemnon, and his rival Aegisthus, before entering the Lion Gate.
The main, monumental entrance to the ...
Had a relaxing day in Nafplion, enjoyed a morning walk along the pier, passed a mass of restaurants while viewing the town's fortified castle out on its own little island as well as another huge castle overlooking us from the mountain behind. Found the town very pleasant. Everyone seemed quite happy and I loved ...
Today was our biggest trip so far approx 87nms. We left Missalonghi at 6.00 and we arrived in Corinth at 6.00 pm. The Corinth channel is just the other side of the bay. The channel itself is only 3.2 mile long, and 25m wide. It also has limestone walls that go straight up for approx 79 metres. In the early days the Roman slaves used to have to tow ships across land, on wooden rollers, to get to the ocean on the other side. The actual channel was built in 1893 by a ...
... we just went to the campsite in the new town and relaxed. Well, I didn’t get to relax right away since, for the second time on this trip, I managed to walk in a pile of canine excrement and had to spend thirty minutes cleaning off my shoe. But after that I relaxed. The only other interesting event of the day happened on the drive from Olympia. The road wended its way through mountains and at the top of one of these ...
... stone by stone like the one at Epidavros. If you stand on the
speakers spot and talk, the accoustics of the place make it sound like
your amidst a surround sound system. Take just one step off the spot in
any direction and the sound reverts back to normal. Not bad for a time
without microphones or spectrum analysers.