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> Leave Your High Heels At Home!, Visiting Archeological sites in Greece?
greekcypriot
post Jun 29 2009, 07:41 AM
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If you are a woman, and you are planning to visit the Archeological sites in Greece, please read the following:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-...s-new-plan.html

http://www.jaunted.com/country/gr


I thought of writing this little message, after my visit to the archeological site of the Acropolis, 3 days ago.
While climbing up the hill, I saw women walking in difficulty because the shoes they were wearing were not suitable.
Besides your flat shoes, be sure to wear a hat, and carry a bottle of cold water.
You will surely need them because there is not a single kiosk selling refreshments up there.
Of course, DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!
The view is fantastic!

Anyone who has been up there can write a comment of course!




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post Jun 29 2009, 09:24 AM
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I have never been, but I second this motion!

I would add to make sure you also have some form of grip on your shoes as well.

I mistakenly wore flat sandals without any tread on the bottom in Assisi... I fell on the smooth stones like three times that day.


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post Jun 29 2009, 10:36 AM
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The rocks up in the Acropolis were really slippery.
In some places they were very shiny as well. I was walking so carefully and slowly up there!

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post Jun 29 2009, 11:15 AM
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It is indeed a wonderful site, and I'm glad to see that the Greeks are actively protecting all their archeological treasures. I was distressed to read also that "maintenance crews found and removed an accumulated 27 kilos (59 pounds) of chewing gum stuck under the marble seats". In Singapore, chewing gum is banned. That's a bit over the top, but I can appreciate their reasoning.


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post Jun 29 2009, 10:36 PM
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Yes my friend, it is an interesting site, and we do our best to protect our archeological sites as Greeks. We are proud of the Greek ancient culture, and not very proud of the things happening in Greece the recent years.

I have read that you have visited Greece some years ago. Did you have the chance to visit the Acropolis as well?

I am thrilled with the new Acropolis Museum, and very proud of it.

If fact I paid a visit 3 days ago, and got so many interesting photos from the exhibits there.
Then I climbed up the hill of the Acropolis and got many panoramic photos from there too.
The last time I was up there, was 30 years ago! Just press the address below and go there.
Make comments if you wish.

http://www.travelpod.com/dashboard/trip/3



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post Jun 30 2009, 02:47 PM
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We visited Greece three years ago, and loved every minute. Our two favourite countries in Europe, Greece and Portugal. You might be interested in my travel blog:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/mmbcross/7/tpod.html

Incredible as it may seem, we read about your lovely museum from O Globo of Brazil:
http://oglobo.globo.com/viagem/mat/2009/06...s-756439533.asp
Fabulous photos!


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