Civitel Olympic Hotel
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Arrived, transferred and wandered the Plaka around the corner from our hotel. Almost on top of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate! Unbelievable! While we were out we heard the horrific bang and screech of tyres and saw a motorbike rider collected by a bus! An OMG moment. Smashed in bumper and cracked windscreen on the bus but the rider got up with help and hobbled away! Balmy evening and we are ...
It's 10:00 pm Sunday and we just got back to our hotel from dinner! We all met at 6:00 pm to meet our guide (and each other) then set off on a walk through the Plaka area and around the base of the Acropolis. We ended up at a restaurant near the Acropolis - outside with a vista of the lit Acropolis - still seems a dream to me. My feet however know it is real - over 20,000 steps and nearly nine miles on my vivofit today. I probably ate all those calories burned in just dinner! Last ...
... of being a feast for the mossies...tough one isn't it! Went with a bit of both. And did spray myself with areoguard at some point in the night! We packed up and reluctantly left our bags in a store room next to the reception...hoping for the best! Off we went in search of some old stuff and culture. We found it, eventually. Wandered on through 'Zeus's Temple' then attempted to get into the 'acropolis museum' but our tickets weren't valid for that ...
... I can not for the life of me remember all the names of the places we went and who they were named after....but they were beautiful, we did see the tower of the winds though. This tower has on top of it 8 different faces as they used to depict things here that had no name or weren't a known thing with faces and personalities. Therefore all 8 winds known to affect Athens were depicted by ...
... in fact.
Our first stop was government house where she explained
that the elaborate ballet the two guards performed signified the time when
Greece kicked out the Ottomans. Apparently, the high kicking was a symbol for
when the soldiers carried knives under the pom poms on their shoes and used
them to castrate their enemies……..what a way to win a war! I can't remember
what their kilts signified, but I refused ...