Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Fortress

During the Ottoman period Nafplio was an important port city. They Fortress remains on the highest hill near the coast. We climbed to the top, which has between 900 and 1000 stairs. It was a painful but rewarding experience.

We left the hotel at 8am to begin the ascent to the top. The staircase was rocks put by each other to make is into a staircase. For a good majority there was no wall on either side, so falling to your death was a good possibility. ;) All survived.
The view through a whole in the wall, about 3\4 of the way to the top.
Maria, Cydni, Emily and Suzy in a small hallway. It was like Alice In Wonderland, the entrance was small and it opened up as you got to the end.
Suzy and I in a little window. There were many around the fortress, I can only imagine so that soldiers could lay there with thier bow\arrows or terrible shot guns.
Katie and I, we are celebrating the victory of making it to the top!
There was a rainbow that morning. This is maybe 1\4 of the way up the hill.

The way up was hard on the legs, but the way down was worse. Our legs were so shakey that if we stood still you could see them shaking. But well worth the trip.

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