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NafplioYou’ll arrive at Nafplio (or Nauplion) early in the morning on the second day of Azamara’s nine-night Greek Isles & Adriatic Voyage. The port was coveted by a series of empires, and traces of Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman influences can be seen in its old town. Spend the day learning about an even older culture with a visit to the nearby citadel of Mycenae, which peaked from around 1600 to 1100 B.C.E. The city’s monumental stone walls were long believed to have been constructed by Cyclops. You’ll pass through the much-photographed Gate of Lions and explore the acropolis and tombs, including one popularly believed to be that of Agamemnon, the Homeric hero. You can also visit the archaeological museum located at the site, with gold treasures unearthed at Mycenae.
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Climbing to the top of the fortress of Palamidi
After climbing 999 steps, the fortress was closed, but this view was all mine.