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.
We docked in Athens today. We were both up at dawn as we were sooo keen to get to the acropolis at 8 am when in opened, which we did. It was great as there was ************e there while we to to explore the site for over an hour. Also, weather was cloudy so it was nice to have a cooler day as we knew we would be doing a lot of walking. When all the tour groups (we counted 50 groups of around 50 people as we were leaving) started arriving at around 9:30 we were off to the other sites. ...
... washed (something you never have much time for on tours!) and booked a Swedish Massage/Indian Head Massage at the day spa. We quickly settled in with a swim and drink lounging around the pools on the top deck.
In the evening we reached our first port at Mykonos where we walked around, followed one of the famous pelicans which waddle through town, had a traditional Greek meal, took photos at the famous windmills and Little Venice and watched the sun set.
... were crowds of tourists and there were touts for carriages for tourists to climb up the hill to the entrance. I didn't take a ride because it was too expensive, and walked to the entrance. I talked with some touts about the living conditions of Greece after the Greek crisis. At that time their lives seemed to not be so serious as I had expected in Japan, although many Japanese people hesitated to travel to this country because ...