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Should I manage to keep up with this plan, my traveling magic number will rise to 60 by the end of 2015 and who knows to what by the end of the 3 years... ...
... and Acropolis. The countryside was lovely with all the poppies in flower and we got to see some wildlife - a tortoise, but we got distracted by a market and ended up heading into Plaka for some quality shopping ;) To celebrate mums birthday we found a lovely family run restaurant in an alleyway to have lunch with the locals. I wanted to find Syntagma Square near parliament to see how much it had changed. When we did find it, It looked fantastic! The area had ...
... on. Leaving our frustrations aside we walk past the Parthenon to the Erechtheion which is not nearly as big or as famous but with its carved statues and lack of scaffold it is probably the more beautiful.After the Erechtheion we continue our journey to the far end of the hill where we manage to get a more unimpeded view of the Parthenon and can see why it is so famous. With its giant columns and imposing presence sitting as lord of its domain and commanding ...
... is in a splendid spot. We walked up two blocks, took the subway three stops and got out and up to the street. We were quite hungry so grabbed a piece of pizza and a drink. The pizza was awesome and we ate it while we walked. We bought our tickets and made the climb up to the Acropolis. There were lots of lovely ancient things to see on the walk up - Dionysious Sanctuary, Philopapos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Mars Hill. I had to rest twice and the foot that ...
... raucous. The Delphi site was very beautiful and dramatic, it is no wonder the ancient Greeks thought that it was the center of the universe.
The next day we were docked at the town of Argostoli, the largest town on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. The island was the epicenter of an earthquake in 1953 and nearly all the buildings on the island were destroyed. It is very beautiful, hilly with natural harbors and like most of Greece, covered with olive ...