Wednesday 5 April 1978
Fine, cloudless, warm
Picked up at hotel at 7.00 am. We had peaches, bread roll and tea (boiled the billy) in the room as the dining room does not start to serve breakfast until 7.
Old town of Corinth – rebuilt in Roman times – photos of temple, ruins, present day excavations.
Mycenae – ruins back to 15th century BC. Imposing entrance gate – Lion Gate – facade on heavy stone lintel above the gate. Triangle used to take the weight off the lintel. Huge rocks used to make the wall.
Lunch at Nafplio in hotel on hill overlooking the Aegean.
Ancient theatre of Epidaurus. Vast amphitheatre that seats 5000. If a coin is dropped on centre stage it can be heard quite clearly up at the top row. The stone on the seats channelled so that the seat is up about 1” to 1½” above the rest. Very impressive sight.
Late tea – 331dr ($8.25)