June 25, 2002 - Corinth/Mycenae/Nafplio
We started our two day bus tour of the Peloponnese peninsula with a stop at the canal of Corinth. I don't think I've ever seen a canal cut so deep before. We then traveled on to Mycenae to see the ruins of the acropolis and tombs. Right around lunchtime, Nina and I were dropped off at our beautiful Hotel Amalia on the outskirts of Nafplio. We dropped off our bags and headed straight into the town of Nafplio to see the sights.
The canal at Corinth links the Gulf of Corinth and the Sardonic Gulf.
Nina stopping to take a picture of the canal.
One of the bridges and the rocky face of the canal.
A lonely tree clings tightly to the face of the canal.
Looking down into the canal.
Another lonely tree...
Two of the bridges which span the canal.
Olive groves near the ancient town of Mycenae.
Looking up at the crumbling Acropolis at Mycenae.
The entrance to the tomb of Agamemnon.
Low walls covering the ground near ancient Mycenae.
Nina catching some shade under an olive tree.
The entrance to the tomb of Aegisthus.
The tomb of Aegisthus.
One of the grave circles at ancient Mycenae.
The ruins of the Acropolis.
A lone tree at the top of the hill.
A reinforced wall inside the Acropolis.
Looking down on more ruins at ancient Mycenae.
An enormous, rocky, barren, hill next to the Acropolis.
The outer wall of the Acropolis at Mycenae.
Looking down on the modern town of Mycenae.
An olive tree within the Acropolis.
Nina getting some more shade.
Just enjoying a nice sit.
Olive groves dot the landscape.
The Lions Gate entrance to the ancient city.
The formidable Palamadi fortress covers the tallest hill in the town of Nafplio.
A typical street in the sea-side city of Nafplio.
Palms lined one of the main boulevards through Nafplio.
The Bourtzi fortress sits on a tiny island just a few yards from the shores of Nafplio.
Nina climbing the rocks and trying her best not to loose her hat!
The coastline around Nafplio.
Cacti grew almost everywhere around Nafplio.
The path we took around the west end of Nafplio to get to the beach.
It was incredible! The path literally wraps around the tip of the peninsula on the edge of the water.
It was truly breathtaking...
A lone street light at the water's edge.
Chris stops for a photo along the scenic path to the beach.
The beach at Nafplio...where Chris had the unpleasant experience of stepping on a sea urchin, within minutes of entering the ocean (OUCH!!!)
Nina attempted to help Chris by trying to talk to a lifeguard in French. The lifeguard ended up using hand gestures to indicate that Chris should pee on the wound.
A large crest adorns one of the walls of the city of Nafplio.
A quaint cafe with a flower and waterfall backdrop.
Looking up at the Acronafplia.
Nina pauses for a picture in front of the Acronafplia.
The lake at the center of the cafe.