The History commences.

One of the many reasons for coming to Greece is its history. I have always been fascinated by the stories of the Iliad, Jason and the Argonauts, Hercules, Aesop’s fables, Zeus, Athena, Apollo never mind later history regarding The Spartans, Thermopylae, Leonidas, “Go tell it to the Spartans”, the list goes on and includes Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony and Gaius Octavian.

So pictorially it starts and what better place than King Nestors palace.

The beach from which visitors would have arrived to visit the King.

The view to the bay.

Nestor’s olive groves.

Here according to some is where the battle for Troy was planned by Nestor’s friend Odysseus (him of the Odyssey fame), Agamemnon battle King of the Mycenae, Achilles and Ajax names that rebound through history.

The palace these days is covered by a huge canvas sail and offers protection and shade for the palace and its modern visitors.

I have added the descriptions for those who want more information.

I spent a couple of hours here, sitting in the shade of the trees contemplating the consequences of the decisions made here and it’s impact on our history. If no battle for Troy then no Rome (survivors from Troy founded Rome). No Iliad no Odyssey what would Homer written of (by the way, that’s not Simpson)?

Shade and water so you can sit and contemplate.

On the Number 9 road you pass through Filiatra and come across this!

It honours the “Eiffel tower” but because it’s on the west coast of Greece I think it’s Blackpool tower but sunnier and warmer! xxx

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