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.
... a bit of a mantra on this trip " would it be a bad thing if I say I'm hungry?", so stopped in Woodstock for a bite. We found a lovely little tea house and I ordered Scones with jam and cream. This isn't the first time we've had this but by now are a little intrigued that the scones have all got sultanas in them. A quick bathroom stop, where we had to pay 10 pence each to gain entry to the loos then onto Blenhiem, we did take one wrong turn in Woodstock but Jane ...
Before embarking the bus to Athens we paid a final visit to the Delphi Museum (which was closed the previous day). The museum is home to the many treasures and precious artefacts of ancient Delphi, including exquisite marble statues that once adorned the old sanctuary. The museum itself was fascinating, perhaps even more so that the archaeological sight. However, one would be nothing without ...
... is magnificent and we imagined how it would have been a few thousand years ago when this was the centre of civilisation. The main attraction is the Parthenon, although we also really liked the Erechtheion. It was humbling to see what the ancient Greeks were able to build centuries ago (I wonder what they would have thought about the current situation in Greece).
On our way down we were confronted with the first tour groups of the day. I realise ...