Astor Hotel Athens
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Friendly staff, conveniently located and fabulous views
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Fantastic breakfast at the hotel -- up on the 10th floor with a view to the Acropolis. Then we all had a wander through the Plaka to the base of the Acropolis. We enjoyed being awake before the masses so we could see the city getting ready for its day with streets being washed and scrubbed, wares being set out, and laundry being hung.
... in the 'guard box' was no where near as bad as what the Greek soldiers were made to endure. And to think the Greek men do not even have a choice about it! It is compulsory for all Greek men to serve nine months in the military following completion of secondary school. They receive no pay or compensation for there duty. The hardest part to watch is when the change actually comes. The new guards emerge and march like geese to their new podium. ...
... to sit on the beach before heading back to the boat and then back to the hotel.
It was time to leave paradise bright and early Sunday morning but it made it a little easier knowing we were going back to Athens for another day of sightseeing. We flew to Athens. checked in to the roach motel (it was already paid for and they gave us a room with a view this time) and then headed off to see as much of the National Archaeological Museum as we could before the 3 ...
... office under the hospitalarius called custo elemenosine or elemosinarious who was responsible for looking after the indigent. In 1182 A.D., specific measures to relieve the suffering of the poor were specified. Would anyone care to venture a translation of elemosinarius to a more modern term associated with the church today? [Yes, that's my blog bonus point question.]
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