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Travel Blogs from Agia Marina
... sat there reading my magazine and relaxing for an hour or so then headed back to the hotel in the hope my room was ready as it was after the time they told me it would be..but it wasn't..so I went up to the rooftop and sat by the pool and had some lunch. Had another chat with mum and ash (making the most of the oppertunity to speak with everyone at home) then finally got into my room! I freaked out at first as it looked like there was only one bed, but if you turn down the cover ...
... the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. From here you look up to the Acropolis. Next stop was the modern Museum of the Acropolis. This is a fascinating place. Only 5€ and we spent over 2 hours just wandering through looking at many of the remnants from the Acroplolis and its surrounding area. So much of the displays are from 5000 to 7000 years ago and have been reconstructed by the craftsmen. The Plaka is an older part of the city with narrow streets and ...
... I got to see all the major archaeological sites and listen to a good and informative English commentary. We think that we have “history” in England, but it’s nothing to the history here which goes back to 3500BC. Amazing!
So that’s that sorted. Been there, done that, back to the ship in time for lunch and laundry before the crowds get ...
... Good life decisions :) (well, and, also I didn't have much money, sooo)
Later that night I got to skype with Theresa, which was great. I hadn't talked with her in so long!
I thought that I was supposed to go to the Blegen on both Friday and Saturday, but it was a good thing I ended up not going because it turned out that I signed up for the wrong days anyway. Whoops.
I didn't do ...
... If only all subway stops were like this one! A walk through the National Gardens and past a beautiful "civic mansion" brought us to the Temple of Zeus, an enormous structure with one corner of its columns still standing. Then through Hadrian's Arch, the original gateway to ancient Athens, to the Acropolis. Susan made the astute point early in the day that Athens has the effect of making you feel quite small (physically tiny, like when you look ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility