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... the dark ages until the Renaissance and 1800s before we got back many of our artistic and technical knowledge.
After Athens we went to the Greeks islands of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and then Santorini. We have been asked which was the best which was difficult to answer as each has their own points of interests. To us Mykomos had many delightful tiny alleyways no more than 3 metres wide, which had a multitude of shops, cafes, restaurants ...
We spent most of our day on the bus again but it was worth it to get to Athens. We had a bus tour around the main sights of the city and then got to walk up to the Acropolis which had some amazing views and a really interesting history. We were then dropped in town and a few of us decided to check out the changing of the guard at Parliament House. I'm glad I did it, as it was the strangest thing I have ever seen and I could not imagine doing it every hour. ...
... with amazing accuracy 2500 years ago, and then I saw it, a huge crane !! Just joking the crane is for restoration work being carried out.
After the tour of Acropolis we drove back into the city for a city tour and a couple of hours free time where we went Technology gadget shopping.
Back on the coach and headed for Patras, a shipping port 4 hours from Athens where we have to board a ferry to take us to Ancona, Italy a 22 hour journey.
... for the showers, making the use of soap and shampoo virtually impossible. And our phone still has rotary dialling, just like the one used by Pericles to ring Xerxes. No pool, I'm afraid, and incredibly, really, to get into one of Athens rare public swimming pools, you actually do need a medical certificate from both a cardiologist AND a dermatologist. Crazy - the Greeks may not have been the first to live in a state of anarchy, but they did mint ...
... more than a yell. Drinks were ordered and good times were had. In the many different drinks that were ordered was a particular drink called Gravpa. Try and mix the sound of the “v” and ‘p” when you say the word, and you will have the pronunciation down. This drink was ordered at random by Phil. He just wanted to try something new. The drinks came in miniature martini glasses and seemed to be shots. So we took them as such. The lady who brought us the ...
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