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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. It was a powerful city-state that emerged in
conjunction with the seagoing development of the port of Piraeus. A center for ...
... in shaping our world over the last three thousand years. Just a few notable items that come to mind; - the development of the first documented human rights (sealed by Cyrus the Great) - the primary route of early global trade (Silk Road) - the development of the democratic political system - philosophy - Western medicine - iconic architectural styles that still grace many of our institutions today - monumental struggles that established the present day ...
... very distant third and fourth place. It was a pleasant treat for Tim and me to be in an environment that spoke English all the time. We were among the small minority who were going to be on board for only seven days, most were on for fourteen days or longer.
Our cruise path criss-crossed Homer's "wine-dark seas." The first day at sea was highlighted around noon by our transit through the Strait of Messina, the less than two mile wide neck of water separating the toe ...
... that the combined Ancient Agora, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum would be a must if you ever make it to Athens. So worth the effort. There actually was some rain whilst we were at the Acropolis Museum so when we left the streets were a little cleaner. From there we wandered slowly back towards the hotel stopping for some nibbles and drinks at a few cafes along the way. The ladies of course were in hunting mode and whilst David and I relaxed in a cafe they would be shopping. We tried a ...
... a couple of photos.
We are off for a walk around the town this morning and then will be boarding the motor clipper (SS Minnow, sorry I mean the Galileo) this afternoon. Not sure that there will be much wifi out on the water but will update when I can.
Hope everyone one is well back in Oz land.
Skipper, Gilligan, Mary Ann, Ginger, and Thurston all send there love.
Take care and catch up soon,
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