|Today we head across to Argos, the commercial capital of the region. It's about 15km to the north of Nafplio. We hope to visit a couple of ancient sits and explore the town itself (and what better way to explore than to partake in the local eating/coffee establishments). The local museum provides some valuable information as to what sort of settlement was here in ancient times (Argos is the most ancient town in Greece and Europe, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argos ). (http://www.cs-net.gr/argolis/larisa.html)
After exploring the town, we head off to find the main attractions of the area, the Ancient Agora, and the Acient Theatre. The theatre is bigger thsn the one at Epidavros, It has been carved into the hill, rather than built stone by stone like the one at Epidavros. If you stand on the speakers spot and talk, the accoustics of the place make it sound like your amidst a surround sound system. Take just one step off the spot in any direction and the sound reverts back to normal. Not bad for a time without microphones or spectrum analysers.
By mid afternoon it's time to head back to Nafplio and start getting ready to head back to Athens tomorrow. Then its off to Italy for the next stage of our odyssey.
Greece has been a wonderful experience - its been everything we hoped for. Hopefully Italy will provide the same sort of enjoyment and experiences.