Grand Resort Lagonissi
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... writings make up part of the Book of Revelations. No photos were allowed in the cave, but the place in the cave wall where he was thought to have slept and rested his head and the smaller indent part way up the wall where he pulled himself up are now surrounded with silver decorated surrounds. Back to the ship for a late dinner and another lovely piece of town art in the cabin to welcome us home. Photos to ...
We took the ferry in pouring rain back to mainland. Rained on and off most of the day. Called into Kavala again - we know that city well, having visited it at least 3 times. Then drove down to Thessaloniki and the east coast of the Sithonian Peninsula. Lonely Planet promised we would have it to ourselves and we did, hardly a vehicle all day. ...
... wild flowers and intermittent blood red poppies. The first structure we come across is an amphitheatre. We then climb up through the entry way to the base of the Acropolis compound. We get our first close up view of the majestic Parthenon - the temple of Athena. We are told by our guide that the majority of damage was done in 1687 when a Venetian General launched a cannon ball into the inside of the temple, where the Turks at the time where using the temple to store gun ...
... contest. Athena's gift, the olive tree, was chosen over Poseidon's gift of horses. This myth is also depicted on the friezes. Inside the museum of the Parthenon we were able to see many of these friezes, although some are contained in other museums and some have been destroyed.
Later, during the Roman period, the Odion of Herodus Atticus was added to the acropolis, along with a small temple dedicated to Rome. Our tour guide ...
... a self guided walking tour but for some unknown reason we started at the end and tried to do it backwards - epic fail!! We got really lost and tried to retrace our steps several times and for the most part we didn't have a clue what direction to go in (must brush up on my map reading skills...).
On our last night in Athens we met up with Emma again which was great, really good to catch up again and pass on what we had learned about Athens. By this time I ...