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After such an early start yesterday it was nice to have a later start this morning. Our ship is docked in Piraeus, Athens and I've booked us on the hop on hop off bus. I was surprised at how much Athens had changed. We were travelling over a 6 lane freeway and they have trams now to get around. I hardly recognised anything. I was happy to hear they had developed the 2004 Olympic site. It was pretty run down and not used when I last saw it. We did a walking tour around ...
... however the temple itself which has been restored exudes an unmistakable glow and beauty.Finally ascending the stairs and stepping out onto the top of the hill and you are in full view of the Parthenon and, its scaffolding. Not just a little bit of scaffolding either, this is a permanent fixture of crane and construction almost completely covering the front facade.
To be honest this is a massive disappointment but trying hard to not let it sour the journey ...
... off a scotter and boy was she ****** - oops sorry tourist : ). From the main road I just decided screw it and drove over the sidewalk to get into the parking lot. Phew. parked.
By the time I got back to the lobby to meet hubby he was starting to get worried. Oh well everything is okay now. We went up to our room and just chilled for a little bit. Not very long though and than we went downstairs and got directions to the Acropolis. It was quite easy. ...
... had an excellent guide and started our tour with the very excellent museum located at the site. From there we walked the "Sacred Way" past where the Oracle hung out, past Apollo's Sanctuary all the way up to the Theater. Apollo was the god of poetry and the early Greek plays were often recitations of poetry, very serious business for the nine months of the year that Apollo was in residence. When he went on vacation, Dionysus was in charge of the theatre, and things became a ...