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... So much great history here, including social history - clothes, tools, etc.. English Romantic poet Lord Byron died in Greece, fighting for freedom from Turkish oppression, leaving behind him a trail of "love children" who would never meet him. The Benaki has a floor just for the Greek War of Independence, with inspiring stories of heroism against the Ottoman armies, and other transgressors.
Greek hotels have many colourful historical features ...
... 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 ...
Nouveau Gastronomy Meets Fresh Mediterranean Ingredients!
It justly ranks #1 restaurant in Athens.
A second time here and yet another dreamy experience, a journey of discovery of flavors and textures, with every dish telling a different story about its concept, method of preparation and substance.
(I came much earlier and by 10pm the restaurant was almost full)
I am here to Taste and Comment on the Whole ...
We did not intend to go ashore here however it was Joanne's birthday and we had not managed to get her while on the ship.
How we travelled from Kusadasi -
the Regal a Princess crossed the Mykonas a Strait and headed to the Saronikos Gulf and tied up in the Athens port at 0545. Let me reassure you, we were not on deck to see that one!
Tony and I caught a taxi into town and from the minute we left the port, were really shocked ...
... on that. After that i explored the pool area, took pictures and then joined those from the med trail for our last dinner as a small group. We went across the road to the beach and ate at the restaurant. The food was good but service a bit slow. After dinner i watched the sunset from the top of the hotel. I then went to the room, packed, watched a movie and had an early night as i was getting up early the next morning and having a very long day.