Travel Blogs from Tolon
... her body buring and threw herself into this fountain.
Inside the museum there of many of the items discovered during the excavations, dating from Mycenaean period, 13th century BC.
Many of the statues are without heads. Apparently the Romans bulk made statues and then customised the heads. This caused the odd anomaly, an old senators head on an athletes body!!
The museum also has a record of the existence of any ancient Jewish Synagogue.
Ancient Corinth was a thriving ...
... and walked to the rim of the sink hole. To our disappointment, it was not a thousand feet sink hole that I hoped for and expected. It was only 30 meters deep at most. The appearance of the sink hole was way more impressive far away than close up. We got back to the hotel and took a rest before heading out to the Open air cinema in Nafplio. The movie they were showing? Hercules! Nothing could be cooler than this as we watched the movie under a hill and flying ...
... sign with a large icon, marking the entrance to a path leading to the Monastery of Palaiopanagia, which can be seen down in the distance.
As we approached Agios Ioannis, we could see the houses, with clay tiled roofs, spread throughout this very pretty village where everyone knows each other (which is always the case in villages due to their small size). We went to see Thia Sophia's (the aunt) house and then continued to another part of the ...
... about half way up and meet an American woman on her way down. each of us knows that the other feels the same and we engage in a short conversation. Then I climb up again, right to the top, but I can't look down and have to gingerly step along the bank above the uppermost seating close to the trees. As soon as I can I sit down, just metres along the massive curve and as far back from the dizzying steps below.
As promised by all who have been ...
... to and from Methoni bypasses Corinth so it is necessary to take a local bus from Isthmus (the closest KTEL Bus Station), costing €1.40.
I hope for a seat that will allow me a final view of Navarino Bay as the bust slowly climbs the hill out of Pylos, and I am usually lucky. Now, the longest stage of the Journey is between Pylos and Kalamata (about an hour). Long because of the winding roads ...
Other places to stay in Tolon
Bouboulinas Str. 13, Tolon | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Sekeri 52, Tolon | Hotelfrom $52
8, Karaiskaki, Tolon | 4 star hotelfrom $53
Bouboulinas 26, Tolon | Hotelfrom $53
Tolon | 3 star hotelfrom $54
Xanthou St 9A, Tolon | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Tolon | Hotelfrom $67
Bouboulinas 7, Tolon | 2 star hotelfrom $49