The old capital of Greece
Trip Start Mar 12, 2010
32Trip End Sep 17, 2010
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There is a fortress on top of the mountain overlooking the harbour and town. The view from the fortress at the top of the hill overlooking the town and down into the clear blue waters of the sea is breathtaking. Up in the fortress, I saw the first old dungeon - like the one in Shrek, and The Man in the Iron Mask it had water at the bottom of it and I could imagine rats living down there whilst the priosoners' were chained to the walls in the dark
We did notice that there were people near where we stayed covering themselves in mud from the bottom of the sea bed where some seaweed grew - like a total body mud wrap. They would leave it on for about 2 hours than wash it off. It gives them good skin and is recommended that you do it at least once every summer!
Mycenae is 20 minutes from Nafplio. There is a museum here as well as the ruins. The Lion's gate is of particular signifcance as well as the burial chambers.