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Sunny, light cloud. 29°C
We left at 8:30, each with a small jar of honey as a gift from the hotel. So sweet. Discovered we were probably the only ones who didn't have a balcony. Another couple have moved twice in different places because they were overlooking the back of the hotel. Maybe we are just too accepting :-)
After an hour and a bit …
This morning, as predicted, dawned sunny and warmer. I was torn as to how to spend my free morning. Part of me wanted to hike down to the ancient sanctuary of Athena that predated the shrine to Apollo, which I had already seen. The circular Athena temple is lovely and is the structure that usually appears in pictures of Delphi. However, I decided …
... her. Most taxis in Athens appear to be either Mercedes or Skoda's with only a few Toyotas.
We arrived just in time to meet our Tour Director Marieka and most of our new travelling companions. When the welcome session finished we ventured out for a walk and managed to pick up a sandwich for our dinner at a local cafe.
Thursday morning we awoke to another warm day and by 8.30 we were off exploring. Our first stop was to the Parthenon sitting on top of ...
... as nice and modern as most of the other rail we have travelled in Europe either - only ones worse were regional in South Italy and that wasn't by much! First class was meant to provide us with a cuppa and sandwich but we didnt see anything and the air conditioning was not working so it was pretty warm all the way - even with a little window open.
We had one change - and wait for about 40 minutes with nothing to do in the middle ...
... briam, which is a sort of ratatouille baked in the oven. After dinner we
had an interesting discussion with a man there who was obviously involved with
the buying and cooking, we were not quite sure of his role, but he clearly took
a lot of trouble to source good quality meat and produce. We found that
generally Greeks take food seriously, and it is normally very good.
Tuesday 23 September ...