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... day one can make out the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio, as well as the Acropolis of Athens….I did not see either though! The three temples form an isosceles triangle (the sacred triangle of antiquity).
Unfortunately the year 1811, the Englishman Cockerell and the German von Hallerstein, stole the sculptures of the pediments and smuggled them abroad.
Today they ...
... It was a magnificent day and so looked spectacular. Mission accomplished.
Back in Athens Stavros took us to the Acropolis and the new museum there, the original Modern Olympic stadium, where the marathon finished, the National Gardens and a hill where there was a panoramic view over the whole city.
We sailed out to the sound of Greek music by the pool and Greek ...
... wind whips at us on deck while we watch the tug inch us away from the dock. When we clear we miss the opening to the harbor by about 2 meters (6 feet). A group of people, standing at the edge of the jetty, wave to us as we start our march to the ocean. The horn blows again and we’re off—yep, we’ve “stepped on it”! What a great day! After the horror of Egypt, we did not expect much in Greece. What a pleasant surprise. In ...
... the riot police everywhere (modern Athens)!
- Athens can be 'seen' in 1 day. Even the locals don't talk their city up, agreeing that it is not worth more than a few days at most!
- The Acropolis was a major highlight. It is huge in stature and huge in historical significance for the Greeks.
- The political and financial situation is a complete joke. The amount of corruption is so extensive, the newspapers don't even cover half of ...
... esta vez llega puntual y podemos entrar antes al barco. La espera no es tanto sin tener en cuenta que de Mykonos a Atenas se tardan 5 horas y media. Tenemos tiempo para todo: comer, jugar a las cartas, dormir, criticar a otros pasajeros... Llegamos al Pireo sobre las 9 y allí nos abordan los taxistas diciéndonos que no hay tren ni autobús a Atenas, que nos llevan barato!!! Pero que dices?? Estás loco?? Si nosotras vinimos en metro!!!! Pero cuando ...