Civitel Olympic Hotel
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... was bouncing around like a moron. I think it was partly to help Matt smile, also. George got all of the groups of people up to sing our national anthems near the end of the day. The Australian anthem rocked, as did the Canadian and South African (even though there were only 2 Saffas on the boat!). Unfortunately, when the 3 American girls got up to sing theirs, one of them actually said "I don't know this one!". We were all like.... Ummmmm WHAT?! Anyway, they managed to scrape through ...
... the washing to the laundromat - yay for being clean x 2! Although, I was not so pleased in our room, after getting all excited when I found mugs and teaspoons, but no jug! I searched the room but to no avail. That's just a tease! Our evening out ended up being lovely! Our walk through the old town - Plaka - was lovely and looked a lot more like how we'd imagined Greece: with little streets and shops, white stairs, restaurants and ...
... heading into Athens. Along the way we passed several sports facilities that were built for the 2004 Olympics. On arrival in Athens we stopped briefly at the Kallimarmaro Stadium. It was originally built between two hills in the 4th century BC for the Panhellenic games. It fell into disuse but was restored for the first of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. It was used for the archery competitions and ...
... famous sights like the 1896 stadium, the temple of Zeus and the Hadrians Arch. Had the whole afternoon at the Plaka and got to eat souvlaki and backlava – great to also access wifi and email the family and post on FB (got to gloat a little about our lunch and location anyway). Was a a lovely , and strangely relaxing day (having the afternoon at leisure was fabulous to soak in the atmosphere and not feel like you were missing out on something by sitting about eating).
... so much jewellery! Had some delicious chocolate fudge and nutella ice cream!! Bought a cute keyring for sarah and some post cards! Went to an ancient ruin of a library which aunty lee was quite devastated there were no books! Later she revealed she took a piece of marble from the sight- how funny! Unusually we saw three turtles- emma tried to be friends with them but they didnt like her! Then she was like look the turtle is trying to eat while it is walking- ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking