Saturday, August 08, 2009

Day 5 - Mycenae

Sticking to our chronological schedule, off to Mycenae, through the Lion gate and round the north side to the eastern bastion and down into the dark cistern. I had forgotten how big this site was, and was glad that I had topped up in Athens in the National Archaeology Museum, where much of the Schlieman and later finds are displayed, including the inlaid daggers and gold masks. The beehive tombs are impressive, the largest unsupported arches in the world until the Pantehon. Swim at the huge bay beyond the fortress, but noise of beach party was a little off-putting.