Magic Jewball

all signs point to no

 

Greece is full of ruins, who knew?

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On October 15, 2007
At 2:05 pm
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Midway through my stay in Nafplio, I decided to finally climb the Big Hill and visit one of the fortresses. The lower one, naturally. This one was called Acronafplia, acro being the prefix for heights, naflpia meaning hot, tiring climb. But I grabbed my bucket hat and a bottle of water and set out.



It wasn’t just the blazing sun and steepness that made it difficult. I also was faced with “steps” like these. Safe!



And this is the view back from where I had just come. Yes, those steps above were exactly what I wanted to be faced with.



Finally, I reached the gate. I was tempted to steal the motorcycle parked in front but I staggered onwards.



This must have been a fun look-out job. Or maybe it was to push out people you didn’t like (I think that safety gate is new). Even more fun!



Most of the fortress was in ruins. Probably because there is a higher hill and some other conquerer built an even better fortress. Whoops.

But the views from Acronafplia were so nice that I’m giving them their own post, just below this one.

 
 

Views from Acronafplia

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As promised a mere minute ago, here are the shots from the top of the Acronafplia Fortress in Nafplio. Ooooh, aaaah.



Town, harbor, tree branch.



Nafplio doesn’t have a lot of bathing beaches but this one’s purty enough.



Requisite arty shot.



Here’s the Palimidi Fortress which spelled doom for Acronafplia. It has 999 steps to reach the top. I decided to trust them on that and not count for myself.



:: sigh ::