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... easy to get lost.
Back on board the ship we sailed again after lunch to our final island Mykonos, known as the place where the sun shines for 300 days per year. Only 85 kilometres square and a population of 10,134, It also features the popular windmills which often appear on paintings of Greece, Petros the Pelican is also another well-known resident but we were told that when one Petros dies then another replaces him so there is always a Petros around. ...
... etc. can now be found decorating the walls. We checked into our room and although we had the best intentions to go explore, we did not make it very far. Trying to do math at the best of times is not my favourite but trying to convert time zones to set alarms on devises that are still running on home time was a challenge at what was now around 4:30 am. As we tried to settle in for a nap, the hotel staff had other ideas. Lovely things began ...
Our tour does not start until this evening, with a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. So we headed out to see a few things.......
Again, to our surprise, the Metro was "free". Not sure why this is, but am wondering if it is a break for the populace, at this time of Euro-troubles.
It turned into a very hot day while we tried ...
... Trojan war) c. 340-330 B.C. complete with glass eyes, and the statue of Aphrodite, Pan, and Eros c. 100 B.C. There were also the wall friezes from Thira (Santorini) and other treasures before the eruption caused the residents to vacate.
One very interesting display and item that caused debate between us was the Antikythera Mechanism c. 150-100 B.C. It was found at sea on a ship wreck and can be described as the worlds first computer. It is ...
... at viewing the Temple of Poseidon. Again we ditched the tour guide once we got to the temple and explored all over. We even went out onto a cliff away from the temple and got some amazing photos!
It was an incredible day filled with amazing history! Again, my pictures do not do these historic places justice! Now I plan on heading to bed early to fight off this fever so that I can wake up tomorrow and enjoy ...
Other places to stay in Athens
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $106
- You can do better
- Awful Service, Average Hotel
- Great base for Athens
Neos Kosmos, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel and good loacti…
- InterContinental Athenaeum…
- It's okay.
1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $163
- Great location!
- Highly recommend
- Great Room With Great View
????? 1, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Central location
- Horrible rooms and breakfast
- Good location, Small clean rooms
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $81
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- Lovely hotel - I really en…
Αθήνα 2, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $125
- Beautiful and comfortable
- A nice hotel
- Nice, but......
Vas. Georgiou A' 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
- Excellent Stay
- Great Hotel w/Service to M…
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- Buffet Lunch!
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Circle - IX, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $12
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- Convenient location next to the Metro
- Want a rooftop pool in Athens?
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- Big not always better
- Rather posh
- Terrific Place!
Ζωγράφου, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $127
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- Handy location
- Enjoyed the stay
- Great Rooftop Pool
Makriyanni, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $106
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- 3 blocks from acropolis--great location
Αθήνα 7, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $104
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Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $212
- Take the Room With A View
- Bring Ear Plugs!
- Enjoyed my stay....
Αθήνα 6, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $46
Omonia Square, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Arachnophopbes beware
- Was very pleasantly surprised
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Omonia Square, Athens | 3 star hotelfrom $52
- Easy acess
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $93
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Syntagma Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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Αθήνα 1, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Syntagma Square, Athens | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Pleased at the Plaza
- love it
- Excellant hotel
Αθήνα 1, Athens | 2 star hotelfrom $53
- Close to places
- Nice viws from the Rooftop
Omonia Square, Athens | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Loved this Hip Hotel
- Fresh attitude
- Great for the price