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Travel Blogs from Athens
[post trip update (yes, we're back)]
Morning had my traveling companion and I mailing stuff from the post office, then boarding our luxury liner (ok, the ferry) to go back to Athens. Less wind than when we came out; a smooth ride into Peraus. We walked off and strolled to the taxi stand. Hmm. No taxis. Ok, we wait. Hmm. No taxis. Ok, fine. We' …
We flew into Greece after an early morning departure from Rome. The taxi/van was there at 6 am, and we trundled bags and guitar down and put everything inside. It was quite a drive to the airport, and as with the beauty of electronic ticketing from large cities, we had no idea what terminal we were departing from. The driver, luckily, guessed …
... 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 - ...
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