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It was hard to say goodbye to Oia, but we caught a flight Friday afternoon and arrived into frenetic Athens. We checked in to the hotel and Rich did a lengthy call so I did a bit of exploring. Our hotel is centrally situated, close to all the big attractions and right on Syntagma Square. We had dinner at the hotel right next to ours, the Grand Bretagne. The rooftop bar/restaurant have amazing views of the ...
After docking at Piraeus, the port for Athens we met our tour group and headed to the National Archeological Museum which boasts the richest collection of Greek antiquities in the world. Our guide had a wonderful understanding of history so we spent over an hour in this museum. We saw the Mask of Agamemnon and the statue of Poseidon. Next stop was the Acropolis - thousands of tourists were there today and the whole area seemed ...
... they stare at a piece of marble or fiddle with their tour head set. Speaking of marble, so many people visit the area, that the marble that lines the ground of the Acropolis has been polished smooth by the friction from people’s shoes. While it looks quite impressive, the slippery nature of the now super smooth marble did cause a couple of people (including us) to have a little bit of a slip. The Parthenon is a white marble Doric temple dedicated to ...
... promptly fell asleep. The only thing that woke me was the occasional Zorba music they played between commentaries. After an hour of this, I thought I might join Dave up top. Fortunately for my burned forehead, he'd moved right to the front where one is sheltered from the sun.
We sat happily watching Athens traffic snarl itself up.
Firstly it doesn’t matter which side of the road you drive - if there is a space, you drive into ...
... my trepidation. The Parthenon was magnificent. It is amazing to stand at the entrance and imagine the how busy it must have been 2 millennia ago when people came to worship there. Restorative works are being completed on it so there was quite a bit of scaffolding around. I had to laugh when I heard a wolf whistle from the workman on top of the scaffolding (not at me) & they yelled out something in Greek. Somethings are universal it seems. Especially considering ...