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... English text around at least. Street art EVERYWHERE as well as your everyday graffiti. Walk up towards the Acropolis (still don't know what this is, exactly) - basically restaurants and cats.
Can't get any walking tours because they have zero or too many people. Take myself and my internet audio guide to the Acropolis - it was a fort, mosque, temple and gunpowder storage location. Gunpowder due to the Turks' occupation in 17th century which was hit by the Venetians - ...
This is our only full day in Athens - but instead of rushing around we started with breakfast at the hotel - again overlooking (well, underlooking, if thats even a thing) the Parthenon. Really impressive brekky too - heaps on offer, and happily lots of good greek cheese and greek yoghourt.
We enquired about tours from a nearby tour place, we figured this would be the best way to get a look at the sights of the city in a limited amount of time. ...
... Greece's situation is dire: a yes or no vote would still lead to very tough times for the Greek citizenry. In light of that, the attitude of the demonstrations looks like either blissful ignorance or denial, either or which could characterize how Greece found itself in this position in the first place.
Regardless, the city went back to work this morning. I got my wake up call; picked up the receiver and set it down. The phone rang again: it was ...
... was ample. I appreciated the double Greek coffee which I had to ask for and I had it in minutes, as well as the fresh orange juice…perhaps not totally fresh but 85% seemed to be fresh anyway. There was tomato and apple juice as well. Plenty of cakes and pies, dry and fresh fruit, marmalades and jams, fried eggs and omelets ….the buffet had it all.
OLIVE GARDEN: I went out there out of curiosity and it is ...
... vacations now. There were storefront after storefront empty and boarded up. But Christos led us on a walk up to a lovely water course with a trail up to a rock amphitheater - and another steep trail up the mountain to a former monastery. Several of us took the walk - and a couple of us took the very rough trail up towards the monastery. We turned back about 3/4 of the way up due to trail conditions. Others shopped in ...