While staying at the hotel in Nafplio, we took a Saturday night diversion to Epidaurus. The Theatre at Epidaurus is the largest ancient theatre in use today. It seats roughly 12,000 people, and was filled to capacity when we saw “The Persians” by Aeschylus. The play was in Greek, so we did not understand much, but the production was so good that we did not need to understand every word (it helped that we had read the play a few days before we saw it). This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and Epidaurus is a “Mecca” for those involved in theatre.
On the drive home from Nafplio we stopped in Myceneas to view the ruins. Main attractions here are the tombs of Clytemnestra, Aegeisthos, and Agamemnon. A few of us could not resist the urge to test the acoustics by singing inside Agamemnon’s tomb.
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Greece 2006 - Epidaurus, Myceneas
Epidaurus 1
Epidaurus 2
Epidaurus 3
Sunset at Epidaurus 1
Sunset at Epidaurus 2
Sunset at Epidaurus 3
The Persians at Epidaurus
Hiliary entering Myceneas
Myceneas 1
Myceneas 2
Sean and Meggi - Myceneas
Myceneas 3
Myceneas 4
Kat by large pot - Myceneas
Rooster artifact -Myceneas
Grave artifact - Myceneas
Grave artifact 2 - Myceneas
Grave artifact 3 - Myceneas
Artifact at Myceneas
Tomb of Clytemnestra
Inside tomb of Clytemnestra
Tomb of Aegeisthos
Jake by tomb of Agamemnon
Danger sign - Tomb of Agamemnon
Brian and Kat atop tomb of Agamemnon
Brian and Kat atop tomb of Agamemnon 2
A mountain of marble near Myceneas