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... better tools). From there we hopped on the bus again and headed home (Athens). There were a couple of coffee breaks along the way but, for the most part, the rest of the day was travelling. Our guide, Anna, has been great. She made the trip really personal and told us a lot of stories linking everywhere we went to ancient history and mythology. We came back through Thebes (the place of the sphinx that would eat ...
... about the Mycenaeans, the seafaring ancestors of the modern Greeks. The Mycenaens were as famous for their conquests as they were their vast treasure chests, and constantly sought glory and fortune on the battlefield. They fought with hefty bronze spears and swords, and would have worn bronze or leather armour and helmets covered with boar teeth for extra strength. Much like a certain Dutch Austin Powers villain, the Myceneans certain loved their gold. The exhibition contained ...
... again and took a drive to Varkiza Beach. You had to pay to get into the beach, but it was very organised. We had umbrellas and sun lounges. We played in the water all day and buried Remos in the sand. That night we went to Vouliagmeni Beach and had dinner. I ate spaghetti.
We also went to a big shopping centre, it was right next to the Olympic Village where the 2004 Olympics were held. Mum bought ...
... witnessed to the Athenian philosophers (Acts 17). We continued on to see the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Zeus. We sat in the old theatre and tried to imagine what it would have been like, I'm guessing very uncomfortable. We had a short walk to the temple of Zeus where we once again were amazed by the old building. This temple had a column that had fallen down so we could see how big they were. Most of the temple had been destroyed over time. Next We headed into ...
... that the Jason has for breakfast. We walked about 15 minutes uphill to the Acropolis. We saw the theater located just beneath and continued our hike up the rock on which it is located. We had a good view of the Temple of Nike and viewed the different kinds of columns in the entrance building, the Propylaia. We made the climb through the entrance and into the Acropolis where we could see the Parthenon. There is so much construction going on within the building that it’s ...
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