Grand Bleu Hotel
Travel Blogs from Eretria
... rocks and pebbles, and that is what you are required to lounge around on. Mykonos and Kos are much better, and there are some vast and sandy beaches to visit and relax on. But Santorini's beaches are fugly.
Athens smelt like toilet
In between the island visits, we spent about 5 pointless days in Athens. The sole reason for our visit was to see the Acropolis. Athens had lots of rubbish on the streets, frappe bars ...
... to be upset because no way was this ruining my lovely holiday.
Anyway we went up on the roof where the site said dinner was held but there is nothing up there that would indicate this. We did, however, have a great view of the Acropolis as advertised. We decided we might head up there and the desk person assured us we could catch a funicular up the big hill. I don't think he understood what we were saying because the man at the ticket office ...
... t actually go into the tombs) itself.
Right before the exit of the museum there were a few placards memorializing the excavator, Manolis Andronikos. It was really...I don't know, powerful, I guess, to read some of his quotes about the discovery. There was one specific one about when they found the larnax (box) in which the bones of Philip were placed, and his realization of what he might be holding. It was...really moving. Like, during the ...
... us all to Paris went around, and the stampede raced again, this time quite comically through the turnstile at the entrance of the station to be the first of the bus. For some reason, the bus driver turned us away, and we were back at square one, still without a train.
Then, a call from the crowd closest to the tracks came through the dark, "Il arrive!" ("It's coming!"). The train was close enough to hear now, and the rushing stampede of travelers, yet ...
... but it wasn’t as bad as I thought and Mary isn’t really fit. Its definitely easier than expected as it looked really steep. It wasn’t too bad at all. Up the top we bump into millions of tour groups, arrrrr. We got to the very top and walked around for about 3 hours admiring the Parthenon and the Porch of the Caryatids. We took so many photos of this place including one with our daughter’s pink bear at the Parthenon who is ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking