We've had another fantastic day with some "new" sites mixed in with the old too. We visited a castle which was built in the 1700s which makes it very new compared to everything else we've seen. Highlights today included the fresh orange juice at Mycenae, comparing the old and new towns at Nafplion, and the views from there. The Theatre of Epidaurus and the acoustics there were almost unbelievable. George spoke in a normal voice from the stage and we could hear every word right at the top of the theatre. He bounced two different coins and even they sounded different. The Palamidi Fortress/castle was a favourite with girls saying they could really get a feel for those who had lived and been here before. Vita described getting goosebumps at the view from the castle, it really was spectacular. Other points of interest today were the street where we ate lunch, the fish salad that wasn't quite what Sophie thought she had ordered, a small church discovered during free time, the engaging men at the pottery/jewellery factory, buying the jewellery, the Tomb of Agamemnon and how unexpected that was, how did they move those huge heavy stones? Maddy W was less than impressed to hear that snakes might be present at the tomb and we are all pleased to say that none were seen.
Louisa is very taken with the homeless dogs and had hundreds of photos to prove it, and Jessy is very happy that the kings college bus seems to be following us...
Fiona and I are pleasantly suprised at the level of respect and appreciation given to us as teachers. Thinking of a move to Greece to take advantage of this huge respect if only we can master a bit more than please and thank you in Greek!
Hope to get some more photos up tomorrow.