The Ruins of Pylos

Trip Start Sep 20, 2012
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Trip End Nov 13, 2012


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Flag of Greece  , Peloponnese,
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Up early to watch a beautiful sunrise at Tolo. First stop this morning was the archaeological site of Tiryns, another Bronze Age Acropolis. It was a fortified palace and although a lot of it has crumbled, we could see the ramp up to the gate and we recreated the throne room so we could understand what it would have looked like.
Next was The Palace of Nestor at Pylos which offered quite acontrast. This acropolis was not fortified and was, in its time, the second most important centre in the Mycenaean world after Mycenae itself. The palace has a grandeur and wealth that reflected its prosperity in the 13th century BC. It's still pretty well preserved and you certainly get a good understanding of the layout of the palace.
On we drove to our accommodation on the waterfront where most people enjoyed a swim in the very salty water before dinner.
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