Travel Blogs from Athens
... Back on the coach and a drive back to the city centre for a look around and lunch. Found a restaurant in order to have a real Greek Souvlaki or Goya as they call it before leaving Greece - very delicious too.
Back on the coach for the three hour drive back across the other side to Patras for the ferry back to Italy. This time about 25 hours back to a port much further north closer to our next stop Venice.
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... the Parthenon Gallery and it has unique views of the Acropolis. If was built to achieve the same effect as that of the ancient temple on the Acropolis. The spacing of the columns of the Parthenon hall is the same as that of the ancient temple, and the use of glass walls on all four exterior walls allows the natural light to illumine the Parthenon marbles as they do on the ancient temple.
For lunch we go back to the Plaka neighborhood, in the shadow of history we have ...
First up, went to a local garage, on recommendation of campsite owner, to arrange service for Boomer for tomorrow. All good.
Then caught bus and then Metro to centre of Athens, to camera shop, also similarly recommended. They did not have mine, but one 6 doors up did, so now we have a new, identical camera and only have to process the insurance claim - ...
... were given a lot of good advice to help find our way around, and we did a lot of walking. Our kids walked and climbed miles with few complaints, and some of the complaints were justified. We left the ship, walked to the terminal, and headed towards the train. It took some time, but we made it to the train, got off at the Agora, and crossed it quickly to start the long climb up to the Acropolis. There were many people there already, but the Propylaea that is the gate for ...
... of Olympian Zeus up close. Only a few columns survive to this day, but even that is majestic and gives an idea of how big the original temple was.
The next few stops included the Church of Agia Ekaterini (from the 11th- to 12th centuries), the Lysikrates Monument (built in 334 BC to commemorate a win in a choral festival and the earliest known monument using Corinthian capitals externally) and the Church of St George of the Rock. This church marks the ...
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