J-Term 2016 – Greece

Athens II

Athens II

15-16 January 2016 After an interesting night in Corinth, which consisted of finding the only restaurant in Greece where no one working knew English, so a fellow customer had to translate for us, and then back at the hotel a double-feature screening of Hercules and 300, we awoke […]

Corinth

Corinth

14 January 2016 Awake, fed, and ready to go, we headed to our final stop before getting back to Athens and the last few days of our trip. We drove to Ancient Corinth, which is just outside the modern-day city, and headed to the site […]

Epidaurus

Epidaurus

13 January 2016 For our second day trip from Nafplio, we went to Epidaurus. Famous for its nearly fully intact Theatre of Dionysus, as well as its Temple of Asclepius, it was an impressive site. First, we went to the museum, which held a large […]

Mycenae

Mycenae

12 January 2016 Our first of two day trips from Nafplio was to the ancient city of Mycenae, home of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. First stop was the Tomb of Atreus, one of few remaining beehive/tholos tombs in near-perfect condition. We couldn’t get into the back […]

Nafplio

Nafplio

11 January 2016 We took this day pretty easy after such a busy week. While some of the group headed up Nafplio’s acropolis, a couple of us decided to just wander around the old town. We got the obligatory gelato, visited some tacky tourist shops […]

Mystras –> Monemvasia –> Nafplio

Mystras –> Monemvasia –> Nafplio

10 January 2016 After grabbing lunch in Mystras, we made our way across the countryside to the medieval town of Monemvasia, which is located on a small island just off the coast. We were originally meant to spend a night there, but because it was […]

Sparta & Mystras

Sparta & Mystras

10 January 2016 We woke early to a gorgeous sunrise in Sparta after arriving to grey skies the night before. We’d had beautiful sunrises and sunsets our whole trip, but when I opened the curtains, went out onto the balcony, and saw this, it was […]

Olympia II

Olympia II

9 January 2016 After losing the crazy dog, we went into the museum and were left to wander the rooms. The museum had on display the west pediment (the center of which shown in the first image), pieced together with the sculptures discovered during excavation […]

Olympia I

Olympia I

9 January 2016 While most of the sites we visited during our two weeks in Greece were fairly empty, due to it being the tourist off-season, Olympia was by far the the most vacant. When we arrived at the exterior site, we were completely alone […]

Delphi II

Delphi II

8 January 2016 We entered the museum, which was full of sculptures and various artifacts from the excavations of Delphi. One of the great Sphinxes and the Delphic Dancers were very impressive, and some pieces still had the original paint, which was exciting for me […]



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