Thursday, April 16, 2009

Greece Day 5: Nafplio

This city is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. See the proof below:

These were taken from atop a castle that we were able to tour. It was simply breathtaking! The water fort pictured above is called the Bourtzi and was built by the Venetians in the 1400s to police pirates. The castle is called the Palamidi Fortress and was built in the 1700s. We explored throughout the castle and took many more photos:

One of the fun tunnels
The Fortress Wall
Seth and Mitch exploring down below

One of the prison cells in the castle. We had to crawl through a tight space to check this out! It was a special experience for two of the members of our party who had been arrested and jailed together for sharing the Gospel message with the Roma people group in another area of Greece.

After our castle exploration we had to walk back down to the city. And by walk I mean we climbed down 1044 steps. It was intense! Here's a look at the stairs...
At the beginning of our trek
So many more steps to go!

We had a beautiful afternoon visiting the shops and walking around the city before a wonderful Greek meal and a nice drive home. That night we had a celebration service and praised the Lord for the wonderful works He has done and will continue to do!

Thank you so much for praying over this trip and I ask that you continue to pray for the precious people of Athens. If you would be interested in taking a trip like this to serve the world around you check out The Task for more information.

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