The Peloponnese

To the northwest of Athens lies the Peloponnese Peninsula, famous for its ruins. Here are some images from our trips to Corinth, Sparta, Micenae, Epidoveros. Still to come: the Olympic Stadium and the Oracle at Delphi.

  • Leaping series continues, Agamemnon's Tomb, Mycanae
    Leaping series continues, Agamemnon's Tomb, Mycanae
  • Inside the bee hive tomb of Agamemnon
    Inside the bee hive tomb of Agamemnon
  • Entering King Agamemnon's Tomb. That's THE King Agamemnon.
    Entering King Agamemnon's Tomb. That's THE King Agamemnon.
  • Ancient theater in Epidavros. Mind-blowing acoustics. You could hear a match being lit from stage all the way to the top--120 feet high.
    Ancient theater in Epidavros. Mind-blowing acoustics. You could hear a match being lit from stage all the way to the top--120 feet high.
  • They're everywhere. This one just plucked.
    They're everywhere. This one just plucked.
  • Eating pomegranates, Epidavros
    Eating pomegranates, Epidavros
  • Dusk. Persephone and her pomegranate
    Dusk. Persephone and her pomegranate
  • Pomegranate season!
    Pomegranate season!
  • Liam took this of a gate
    Liam took this of a gate
  • A lovely marble foot, Korinthos
    A lovely marble foot, Korinthos
  • Athena with her owl, Korinthos
    Athena with her owl, Korinthos
  • Gorgeous Dionysus in the Korinthos museum
    Gorgeous Dionysus in the Korinthos museum
  • What's left standing of Apollo's Temple, Korinthos
    What's left standing of Apollo's Temple, Korinthos
  • Pomegranate at Apollo's Temple, Korinthos
    Pomegranate at Apollo's Temple, Korinthos
  • I just loved that big ball with the crack, Korinthos
    I just loved that big ball with the crack, Korinthos
  • Contemplating the ruins at Korinthos
    Contemplating the ruins at Korinthos
  • Liam at Apollo's Temple, Corinthos, 6th century BC
    Liam at Apollo's Temple, Corinthos, 6th century BC
  • Best name for beer ever
    Best name for beer ever
  • More huge capstones at Mycanae ruins
    More huge capstones at Mycanae ruins
  • Walking to the top of the mountain in Mycanae
    Walking to the top of the mountain in Mycanae
  • an olive tree graces the landscape at King Agamemnon's palace
    an olive tree graces the landscape at King Agamemnon's palace
  • Flowers amongst the ruins of King Agamemnon's city
    Flowers amongst the ruins of King Agamemnon's city
  • Did the giant Cyclopes really place these stones here? We believe.
    Did the giant Cyclopes really place these stones here? We believe.
  • Camellia, Jenn, and Peggy's candles continue to burn throughout Europe!
    Camellia, Jenn, and Peggy's candles continue to burn throughout Europe!
  • Prayers at the altar high on the hill above Mystras
    Prayers at the altar high on the hill above Mystras
  • Byzantine remains in Mystras
    Byzantine remains in Mystras
  • Dahlias at the monastery, Mystras
    Dahlias at the monastery, Mystras
  • Walking along the cobbled ruins of a Byzantine city, Mystras
    Walking along the cobbled ruins of a Byzantine city, Mystras
  • Byzantine church with fading frescoes, Mystras
    Byzantine church with fading frescoes, Mystras
  • Byzantine angel in monastery church, Mystras
    Byzantine angel in monastery church, Mystras
  • Apollo's Temple against the Corinthos sky
    Apollo's Temple against the Corinthos sky
  • toppled ruins in Corinthos
    toppled ruins in Corinthos
  • The columns of Apollo's Temple, Peloponnese
    The columns of Apollo's Temple, Peloponnese
  • On top of the mountain, Corinthos
    On top of the mountain, Corinthos
  • Picnic spot at the castle ruins, Corinthos. I found an ancient tool made of bone, but like a good law abiding human, I left it there.
    Picnic spot at the castle ruins, Corinthos. I found an ancient tool made of bone, but like a good law abiding human, I left it there.
  • Largest castle in Europe high above Apollo's Temple, Corinthos (Corinth)
    Largest castle in Europe high above Apollo's Temple, Corinthos (Corinth)
  • Napflio, Pelopponese
    Napflio, Pelopponese
  • Chilly sunset, Napflio
    Chilly sunset, Napflio
  • Swinging in the port town of Napflio
    Swinging in the port town of Napflio
  • The ruins of Mycanae, the empire of King Agamemnon
    The ruins of Mycanae, the empire of King Agamemnon
  • Cyclopes rocks, Mycanae ruins
    Cyclopes rocks, Mycanae ruins
  • Liam using his imagination, Mycanae
    Liam using his imagination, Mycanae
  • The Lion's Gate, Mycanae. Only about 3000 years old. The Cyclopes are reputed to have set these huge stones.
    The Lion's Gate, Mycanae. Only about 3000 years old. The Cyclopes are reputed to have set these huge stones.
  • Ancient Epidaurus Theater. Looks like Groveland!
    Ancient Epidaurus Theater. Looks like Groveland!
  • Working on these photos, Christina Hotel, Epidorous
    Working on these photos, Christina Hotel, Epidorous
  • sunrise Epidorous, Peloponnese
    sunrise Epidorous, Peloponnese
  • Morning walk to the ancient theater in Epidovrous flanked by farmland of oranges, olives, roses, and pomegranates
    Morning walk to the ancient theater in Epidovrous flanked by farmland of oranges, olives, roses, and pomegranates
  • An abandoned home, Epidovrous
    An abandoned home, Epidovrous
  • Morning walk thru olive, citrus, and pomegranate fields, Epidovrous
    Morning walk thru olive, citrus, and pomegranate fields, Epidovrous
  • lighting candles in a 14th century Byzantine monastery
    lighting candles in a 14th century Byzantine monastery
  • Mystras with Sparta down below
    Mystras with Sparta down below

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