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Get in from Naples with a bit of trepidation about a place that has really suffered from the GFC, though to a large extent it seems the country was a bit of a semi-corrupt house of cards anyway. Few people mention how they 'hate they Olympics' without really being asked (re costing biklions). Make it to the City Circus hostel round the Monasthiriki (neighbourhood) which is pretty impressive. Obvious realisation that I can't read the local language anymore but seems to ...
... the Acropolis, beyond the far away shore and even some islands. It wasn't crowded and there was only one souvenir stand. A very gentle breeze barely cooled me but I appreciated its attempt. Feeling triumphant and closer to nature, Katy and I discussed what our next stop should be. Surely we had deserved to sit somewhere that would be cooler and could settle our new appetite. Next stop ...
... how much pain my stomach was in.
I described the demonstrations last night as like a carnival or circus. I think that's appropriate. It certainly didn't feel angry. People were generally happy and excited. It was mostly young people, but they weren't breaking things and tossing molotovs: they were buying trinkets and food from street vendors and taking pictures. The police were respected. Things wound down orderly after midnight.
To be expected ...
... tourist attraction very popular.
We walked our way up and got the guided tour listening to the story of Athena - the goddess of wisdom, courage and strength. She is the virgin patroness of Athens for which the city is named after.
We had just over an hour up there to explore and take in the views of the city, then made our way down to the Museum.
The museum was three stories made majority out of glass (windows and floor) to ...
... and a fully stocked mini bar.
Instead of the usual coffee/tea facilities there was just a kettle and nothing else, but when I called housekeeping I was brought all the rest shortly afterwards.
BATHROOM: The marbled bathroom was roomy with a bathtub, a huge mirror and a complete set of toiletries, and plenty of fresh towels. Bathrobes and slippers are provided as well as a hairdryer.