Ancient Greeks were certainly good at architecture and building impressive stuff
Another early start to try beat the heat and tour buses as we set off for the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. It was the 5th century BC Greek version of Hepburn Springs. A sanctuary for healing, contemplation, soul cleansing, the arts and athletics. Little remains of the bath houses, sanctuary, hospital, temples but some of the stadium and much of the theatre remains. Incredibly the acoustics of the theatre are still pretty good, with regular performances held there, little amplification needed, how did they know?
After this we went up to the imposing fortress on the hilltop overlooking Napflio. No we did not climb the 505 steps, we drove. It was very hot, we could have dehydrated to death. This was built in the 1700s when this town was the capital of what was then vaguely Greece. Can't believe it was overthrown a couple of times, the fortifications are still quite awesome and extensive, yet they are in ruins.
Spanikopita ( greek spinach and cheese filo pie) is a welcome change to salami and cheese rolls for lunch before we walked over a very big hill to the beach. A dip in the blue, clear, chilly Mediterranean Sea. Very refreshing, very rocky, and I was really surprised to see lots of small fish in the water near the beach. Lots of different types too.
The town became busier and the restaurants filled after 8 pm, some shops only opened in the evening. We all wished we could spend another day there.