Geia Sas Nauplia, Greece

image We spent the day at sea yesterday making our way to Nauplia – the capital of Greece in the early 1800’s before moving to Athens. Today we visited Mycenae – from the 15th to the 11th century BC (yes BC) it was the seat of the Mycenaean empire considered to be the most important center in the known world. The Mycenaeans and their leader, Agamemnon were considered mythological until in the late1800’s when German archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, set out to prove the stories of Homer and uncovered the site thus transforming the world of archaeology. Excavation continues to this day. The Lion’s Gate at Mycenae is considered to be the oldest piece of monumental statuary in all of Europe. image It is hard to imagine civilization and their technology so long ago… The lentil (above the door opening) of what is the tomb (a structure that is referred to as a beehive because of it’s shape) of Agamemnon must be 20′ x 10′ x 2′ and weigh in the tons. How was that lifted in place?? image

image Maybe more interesting is the Feta cheese – it is luxurious! Really! Served in squares and so creamy. I wish I could   send it  home to all of you. Salad for lunch and dinner mounded with – you got it – feta! image

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About Bill and Paige

Years ago we were bitten by the Wanderlust bug and the result was a serious case of “we gotta get out of here” syndrome. Pressed for time to see the world – we want to live it, breathe it, feel it and give back! So… we’re on the move!

7 thoughts on “Geia Sas Nauplia, Greece

  1. Bonnie McKnight

    Okay – just need to know – who is taking these photos and with what? They are amazing – thank you again for sharing your adventures – I too feel like I have been on a trip of a lifetime…Cousin Bonnie

    1. Donna Brooks

      Thanks for the wonderful photos of Greece. In my mind I will have been there myself thanks to you…………. ❤

    2. Bill and Paige Post author

      Thanks for the compliments. I am taking 99.9% of the photos (however that last couple of days Bill has been using the camera more) – if I’m in it Bill took it – tee hee! I am using a Nikon D7000.

  2. Gail davis

    I am just so excited and speechless to see all the ancient places you are seeing and touching. How I would love to be there. I also love feta. I received your letter from India Paige regarding Mothet Theresa. She is my role model, I have a lot to do to measure up even just a little but she teaches me so much. Thank you. Love Gail

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