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Yesterday (Sunday) we started some serious exploring. First to the Hellenic Parliament (which was initially built in the 19th century) to see the changing of the Evzones guards who stand, practically frozen in time, watching over the 'Unknown Soldier'. Then on to Lycabettus Hill where an ancient basilica, with a wooden roof and a small cave as its alter, was built on a rock on the northwestern slope. We deferred to ...
... kids, so full we couldn't really move around and we ( well I did ) felt like drowned rats so we didn't stay... back into the rain and only a few blocks to the Museum. Just as we got there I saw the umbrella man talking to a lady and all I heard was her say "no too much" so he said "ok €10" to which she said " no that's still too much, €5" .. he sold it to her for that but I couldn't help but wonder what his opening price was and how many people had bought a ...
... somewhere else where Paul had preached Christianity to the Athenians. We followed a map to Socrates' cave, but no luck. It was Sunday so church bells were ringing which was nice, and then a car alarm went off which was less nice. We did see some monument that some ancient dude put up. It had some nice views of the Parthenon and the Piraeus (harbour), but I had had enough of hills, so we decided to go to the agora. On the way down we ...
... the square and we are told there is a demonstration today! We are all a little apprehensive now and as we dropped off in front of the hotel, we actually have to walk around the police to get in. The lady at the front desk is very helpful and explains that when there is a demonstration, the area gets put into lock-down. Phone services are stopped; the shops are shut down all for security. This continues into the night as well.
We aren't real confident ...
... service experience to screw it up. In the morning, I was a bit panicked because our hotel manager told us 30 minutes is plenty of time to get to the airport and getting there is so simple. So typically useless Greeks - they just don't understand customer service. Everyone just says, go straight and follow the signs but in Santorini, there are no clear signs. No one really knows how to explain and simplify things for their customers. Its a complete joke ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility