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After a very pleasant flight from Istanbul we have arrived in Athens. We were last here 23 years ago and looked forward to seeing what had changed, particularly in the light of the Olympics in 2004 and the recent economic restrictions.
We remembered Athens from a fairly disastrous stay when we had a hotel room with a toilet outlet between the beds, which is a generous description of the flat objects intended for sleeping ...
... Wonderful old whitewashed houses and shops with plenty of boats moored in the cove. Water is amazing and clear down to about 5 metres. Yvonne met a passenger from Redcliffe so will meet up with them later.
Back on deck and cruised on to our 2nd island, Poros, a small village with shops along the shoreline. Spend 45 minutes browsing around and reboarded the ferry at 2PM. Had a nice buffet lunch and sat next to a North London couple and we ...
... impressive! We couldn't believe that the marble came from a near by island, it had to be dug up at the island, boated across, hauled up the Acropolis and put carefully into place, all the while not breaking, chipping or cracking it. It seemed like a lot of work to me. Then we walked back down the hill to meet Chantel, we then walked up another hill and viewed a beautifully preserved Greek marketplace. On the way to the car we got Greek yogurt and smoothies. ...
... With so much travelling experience and spending almost a quarter of my life in hotels I had less expectations out of this 3* hotel before coming here. However, it did not stop surprising me even when leaving the room for a stroll and coming back to find a complimentary fruit basket by the small rotunda table.
The king size bed was quite hard but this is the kind of bed I prefer myself anyway as we have a similar at home and I had the ...
... head out. At the entrance, we see the massive map of the whole cemetery and realize that we have been extremely lucky to have found this single grave among the thousands that are there. Look at the picture attached to see how our path was just about 1000:1 to actually find it. We had no idea how huge this place was.
Starting to get dark and heading home we stop in yet another sidewalk cafe for some cappuccino and ...