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Travel Blogs from Tolon
morning we headed out early for Epidauros to see the archaeological site
including the theater and healing center. There Dr. Hatlie gave us an
introduction before we had the opportunity to check out the theater. The
theater itself is quite large and we had the opportunity to go sit in it while
some students stood on the center disk and sang or talked. The best performance
was definitely Ed, ...
... was the bronze statue of Zeus/Poseidon (they don’t actually know which one it is). We didn’t have a ton of time in this museum, because we had to head out to Corinth. At the archaeological site of Corinth we had a couple lectures of introduction to Corinth, St. Paul in Corinth, and the Doric temple to Apollo. Honestly at this point I’ve gotten kind of numbed to seeing so many churches and ruins, 10 day ...
... an Athenscentric view of Greece and not much has been unearthed of the great buildings of ancient Sparta. Although known for is military advancements, Sparta gave us our education system. From age 7 to 12 boys went to barracks for elementary school and from age 13 to 18 they went to high school which included academic subjects as well as military training.
There is wonderful plaque showing all of the winners of Olympic events from the beginning of the ...
... so well with their mainland Attic cousins in Athens, but that is another story for another day we'll leave Thucydides to tell.
The two hour bus trip traces handily the ancient route from Athens to Corinth which helped transform Corinth into one of antiquity's power players. The name Korinthos is derived from one of Zeus' sons, and was quickly attached to this strategic location early in Peloponnesian history. Corinthian bi-annual athletic games, called ...
Went early to Mycenae, 30 minute drive from Naphlios. On top of hill and made with lots of large stones called Cyclopean because even ancient tourists must have been awed by their size. Circular tombs and remnants of palaces. Small but good museum. Swarms arrived in time for us to leave. Then to Epidauros after getting lost and almost nailed by a Greek driver. Theater is largest in ancient world. Perfect ...
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
Xanthou St 9A, Tolon | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Tolon | 3 star hotelfrom $54
Tolon | Hotelfrom $67
Bouboulinas 7, Tolon | 2 star hotelfrom $49