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Travel Blogs from Athens
... me to no end to hear Americans overseas, talking about how something out to be done differently or passing judgement on something that they know nothing about. We can be so ethnocentric and insensitive to the cultural differences of the world.
We walked back to the stairway (the one way in and out of the acropolis) and were amazed at the hundreds of people and dozens of tours that were pouring into the area. it was shoulder to shoulder going down ...
... tour departure. Wrong. Wrong. Sean woke up in a panic, checked his ipod and it said it was 12:51 pm! Steph then verified with her iPad that it was indeed the correct time. As we were 6 hours late for plan A, we needed to make a plan B. So we quickly gathered ourselves and made our way to the Acropolis. It was indeed a self-guided tour. It was hot and sweaty as we climbed our way ...
... earlier ones: the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Nike, dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Athena Polias, and Athena-Apteros Nike, respectively. The monuments on the Acropolis reflect the successive phases of the city's history. Some of them were converted into Christian churches, houses of the Franks and later on, of the Turks. After the liberation of Athens from the Turks, the protection, restoration and conservation of the monuments was one of the first tasks of ...
... narked about that.
By the end of the tour, my legs were exhausted…………ju st in
time the walk was over and we made our way to a restaurant near our hotel to
have a really nice lunch.
And here I am sitting writing this……..and glad to sit,
while Dave, loving his punishment has gone on another walk, on his own
,exploring more of the area we’re staying in.
The distance from Kalabaka to Athens was roughly 6h train ride. It is apopular route as many would spend one long day in Kalabaka, see Meteora Monasteries and try to catch the direct train to Athens. I happened to be one of them. This time I was luckier. As I had a seat reservation on this train journey, it was an excellent opportunity to get some rest and catch a few winks. Just enough time to recharge my energy levels before another intense day ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Monastiraki, Athens | 2 star hostelfrom $26
Makriyanni, Athens | Hostelfrom $23
Syntagma Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $31
Victoria Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $17
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hostelfrom $21
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $18
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $16
Monastiraki, Athens | Hostelfrom $26
Αθήνα 3, Athens | Hostelfrom $28
Αθήνα 1, Athens | Hostelfrom $19
Syntagma Square, Athens | Hostelfrom $30