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... streets and checked out shops. This place is a huge contrast to Paris, not only for the cost of things but the standard of the streets, housing and cars. The whole place could be described as a fixer-up-erer. Caught the courtesy bus from hotel to city centre which is only 3 -4 kilometres but too hot to walk. About 33 but feels a lot hotter. Went to flea market and had lunch in Greek cafe and did some more shopping. Got a ...
... and orientation as the original, but there are gaps where marble panels should go. Of the 160 metres, the Greeks have only about one third. Which human rights lawyer is acting for Greece, in their bid to get the Elgin marbles back from England? It's George Clooney's new wife Amal Alamuddin.
We visited a truly remarkable museum, the Benaki, one man's private collection, covering Greek history from the Bronze Age to the 1821 War ...
... me on. Unfortunatley the fence was quite slick with rain and the poles were very thin. On top of being about 3 meters tall and dropping off on the other end. My ability to scale it was not up to snuff. So with my tail between my legs, I left with the group to go back to the rooms. There we attempted to dry off, only to find that this new room required payment for towels. Each towel would cost a euro. So we opted to stay wet. I lay down after having stripped of my soaked ...
A sunny, 70 degree day greeted us in Athens as we hired a cab driver to show us some sites. He first drove us to an overlook to view the beautiful coastline and some of the buildings built for the 2004 summer Olympic Games. Next we drove through the district of Athens and stopped where we could visit the Acropolis. This ancient citadel is built on a high, rocky outcrop above the city and ...
... built nice walls around the bays that now allows easy tie up for the ships, but zero access to people that want some sea water (there aren't even ladders if you accidentally fall in). So we looked it up and sure enough, the nearest beach was 40 minutes away by public transportation, oops. Back to the city center we went and found ourselves wandering through the national gardens, which are gorgeous and huge and have lots of random statues to stumble upon, but also have at least ...