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The Mycenaeans excelled in this style of building using large, unworked stones.These massive fortifications were begun in the 14th century, followed by Tiryns and Dendra, Argos and Athens, as well as a host of subsidiary forts and eventually, a huge wall across the Corinthian isthmus.
After lunch we will have a tour of the site of ancient Olympia and the excellent on-site museum.
We will also see the Stadium as well as the Temple of Hera, which is the site's most intact structure.
This is the oldest structure in the precinct, originally dedicated to Zeus as well as Hera, and gradually rebuilt from wood into stone. The games, which were the most prestigious athletic event in Greece, were held in conjunction with a festival to Olympian Zeus.
During the rule of the despots, while the empire plummeted into decline elsewhere, Mystra experienced a renaissance, but then declined under Turkish rule.
It was captured by the Venetians in 1687 and it thrived once again with a flourishing silk industry and a population of 40,000.
Epidauros came into prominence only in the later 5th century, when the cult was received at Athens in 420 BC and the tragedian Sophocles became its priest. This morning we spend a bit of time exploring the charming seaside town of Nafplio before joining we a dramatic winding mountain drive toward Sparta, arriving mid-morning.
There was a revival at the sanctuary in the 2nd century AD, and worship on the site continued in the form of a Christian basilica. We visit the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Sparta, which aims to highlight the culture and technology of the olive and olive production, which is inextricably linked with the Greek and Mediterranean identity.This was a place in ancient Greece where rival states shed their protective armour and congregated in peace to enjoy the ancient games and make offerings to the Gods.The temple of Zeus once dominated the entire complex and housed the 13 m (43 foot) statue of Zeus, considered by the Greeks to be one of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.Back in ancient times Corinth was one of the three major powers in Greece, and took part in all the battles against the Persians.It was from one of the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th c BC). The citadel occupies the triangular summit of a low hill between two gorges. Extra special commendations go to Niki (Olympia) and Kristina (Delphi) for their knowledge, enthusiasm and humor. She made sure the picky vegetarian in our group (me) had enough to eat. After leading this tour for over 12 years, her knowledge of Greek history and culture was fabulous.