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... 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 ...
So in the time since my last writing we have taken 3 boats around the Cyclades and the feedback was that it was way beyond the experience level of flotilla customers. Really??
Therefore the second flotilla which we are on now with 10 boats was sent into the saronic gulf where the winds are much tamer. And so far I have had people complaining at me everyday, asking for compensation and saying they ...
... they must have had help from the giant, one-eyed Cyclopes. The lintel 'cross beam' weighed 18 tons. Royalty was buried in massive beehive-shaped underground chambers. At the tomb of Agamemnon the lintel weighed 120 tons (for comparison, the biggest stones of the Egyptian pyramids were 30 tons.). Mycenaeans were seafarers and traveled as far away as Scandinavia and Spain. The star of the museum is the ...
... settled though because we were on a mission and we were leaving again in the morning!!! We managed to get the batteries charged up on absolutely everything in Dixie and have the air-con running, at last a campsite with a decent power supply!!! Unfortunately no washing machines though so that was another reason for wanting to push on we needed to get some laundry done - I'm not saying we are wiffy but the flies are buzzing!!
The only downside at the beach was a virtual forest of urchins to the side of the bay but they were easily avoided if you looked down. Iain wore his sandals.
We took a break before lunch for Iain to revise his geography. He is being very disciplined ahead of his exams. Hamish is playing math games on the iPad while Iain studies.
Lunch in the hotel restaurant was a Greek salad with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Epidavria Tolon
The hotel was beautiful, delightfully decorated in vibrant colours. Staff were friendly and helpful. Its situation was good, away from main crowded areas yet close to the sea and tavernas. My room, not large, but with balcony and comfortable furnishings, was ideal. I especailly enjoyed breakfast in the beautiful dining room.
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