Hotel Klonos Anna
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... were no rooms available for that night. They called another hotel around the corner and we got a room there without problem. We were hot, worn out and tired. I took a cold shower and passed out for a few hours but not before Amanda set an alarm for us. Athens was hot at the peak of the day and it kicked our ass!
I woke up a couple hours later. Amanda had showered and was ready to go. it was around 8 pm and USA was playing soccer tonight. Went to metro station ...
Day 3 in Athens
Today we went on a guided walking tour. They said they
would pick us up at 8.30am and at 8.15, the bus driver was pacing the foyer,
waiting to take us to our tour guide……..so much for accurate time keeping.
Fortunately we managed to get down there by 8.20 and rush out to the bus.
Our guide was terrific, a history graduate, she was brim
full of excellent information…….a ...
... with her other hand. This statue, the Athena Parthenos, at five storeys high, must have been awe-inspiring. When the Roman Empire conquered Greece, they removed it, as a way of breaking Greece's spirit!
However, we are in modern times and as we reached the top of the hill, entered through some impressive columns, we sighted the Parthenon in all its scaffolded glory!! It was a bit of an anti climax! I guess the level of "wow ...
... hadriens arch, hadriens library, temple of Zeus and the Olympic site. Then we stopped at a little cafe with wifi to send a few messages and find out who won the election. We also ate the most delicious dolmades they were very large and served hot and had mince meat in them as well as rice. Very yummy. Then off to ancient agora which was spectacular before getting the metro back to the ship. Very funny going to the metro with ancient ruins al around it. We stumbled across some Roman baths ...
... how industrial the main town of Crete, Heraklion looked. We visited the Palace of Knossos, centre of the Minoan civilisation. Our local guide explained the link between Greek Mythology and actual reality with the story of young Athenians being sent to Crete and devoured by the Minotour (half man, half beast) in the labyrinth as penance for the death of the son of the Minoan ruler.
We took a tour of the cruise ship's bridge with a very small number of other passangers, met ...