Posted by: Gary Guertin | April 6, 2017

33 World Cruise–Nafplion, Greece–Apr. 5, 2017

Hi All, (Written Apr. 5, 2017)

Today was our first (and I believe only) tender port.  For those of you who don’t know what that means, it is when the ships lifeboats are used to get you to the main port pier. Here is a tender:

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Each one of these tenders (life boats) holds 120 passengers.

There isn’t much I can tell you about Nafplion except it is located in the east of the island of Peloponnese (which was a peninsula until the Corinth Canal was built between the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea effectively cutting off Peloponnese from the Greek mainland).  Nafplion is just a small Greek port with its ruins from ancient times, mostly forts to defend it in the past.  It was a cloudy, chilly day, so Susy and I decided to just go in and walk around the port.

From the ship at anchor here is a few shots of what you could see:

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A closer look at one of the mountains and its fort ruins:

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A fort ruins in the middle of the bay we passed going in on the tender:

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Some ruins above the port:

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From far back:

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A look along the promenade:

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Some typical street scenes:

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Don’t worry Susy got a good day of shopping:

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And lastly a large plaza where there were  many outdoor restaurants:

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The other side:

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That’s it for Nafplion and it’s off to the next island port, Iraklion, Greece, tomorrow, Apr. 6, 2017.  Until then,

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

P.S. Ships Port Sign:

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