It didn't seem gruesome at all, more like a carnival. Nafplio was the first capital of the newly independent Greece, between 18, but it traces its history to ancient times; some of its soldiers participated in the Trojan War. Rooms in this 3-star are spare but clean and quiet. But the best thing is the price: Rates for a balcony room with Acropolis view in midweek in October are about 100 a night.
As we in the United States have been forced to enter.
We made our way via the 49-passenger Galileo around the Peloponnese, the geographic region in the southern part of Greece that was attached to the mainland until 1893, when the Corinth Canal was built. Today the archaeological site includes remains of two sanctuaries, dedicated to Apollo and Athena, in a stunning setting. Look closely and you'll see inscriptions carved into the stone 2,000 years ago. The hilltop citadel of Mycenae, mostly dating from the second millennium B.C., is familiar to students of Homer's "Iliad" as the seat of the mythical King Agamemnon, commander of Greek forces in the Trojan War. If you go, the tour: We arranged our tour through AdventureSmith Explorations ( m ) on Variety Cruises' ( m ) 8-day Antiquities to Byzantium trip. The cruise is offered in March, April, October and November.