Peloponnese images Featuring Mycenae & Epidaurus

It's time to share the April calendar pages from the 2012 calendar that I created with My Digital Studio (MDS).  Every month when I turn the page in our calendar, I can't help but smile.  This calendar is a really great way to capture memories and re-live them throughout the year.  We had such a wonderful trip, and the scenery was so fantastic that I was very excited to create a calendar with our photos.  I especially loved that I could easily have a copy printed so I could give each of my traveling companions their own copy as well.

Mycenae ruins

 Let me tell you a bit about the April pictures. While on our vacation in Greece last summer we took a day tour down to the Peloponnese area. We didn't have much idle time on this trip, and we saw lots and lots of ancient, historical sites.  Our day tour departed from Athens pretty early in the morning and we made a stop in Corinth on the way south.  Josh had hoped to have a stop in Ancient Corinth (site of one of Paul's stops on his "tour"), but we didn't quite get there.  You could see it in the distance from the new city of Corinth.  The picture in the upper left is of the canal in Corinth.  Then we traveled down to Epidaurus and visited the ampitheater that is shown.  Our guide showed us how they engineered the theater so that an orator in the correct spot in the "stage" could be heard even in the highest tier of seats in the audience.  Then we moved our tour down to Mycenae where we walked around the ruins of the ancient hill-top city.  After touring there, we made a brief stop as we went down the hill at "Agamemnon's tomb".  They aren't actually certain that the tomb was really his, but he would have certainly had one like it.  Since it is the best preserved, they decided that it made sense to call it that, and let people know of the uncertainty.  We also visited a ceramics shop (where we delayed the bus a teeny bit with our shopping) and had a Greek dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to Athens.  It was a full day, but we had a great time seeing yet some more World Heritage sites.