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Sat 4th: Arrived at Pyreus, the Athens port. Finally found our hotel with our 'trusty' GPS and caught the metro to the square below the Acropolis and the Parthenon. (more pics). The Acropolis was fascinatingly imposing showing the magnificence of the architecture of the ancient powers. The ruins of the Agora gave us a …
... leave my big bag and most of my stuff in Athens - and pay the airline for a second bag. So shortly after arriving in Athens about four I headed off to the Plaka - and bought a medium size suitcase from the second shop I went to. Then I got "lost" on the twisty streets and had a much longer walk than I had anticipated. (My Garmin Vivofit has been racking up the steps. I haven't made my 10000-11000 steps a day goal ...
... through the woods, got rained on and made it back to the streets. We then headed towards syntagma square, having a look at various shops along the way.
I got a gelato on the way back to the hostel, then soon enough we arrived back at the hostel. I went back to the room, got ready for the next day, relaxed a bit and then went to the roof top
bar. The hostel was having a happy hour at the bar, so had a few drinks, took pictures of the sun set, saw the views and ...
This morning we disembarked, leaving our 10-day home on the Aegean Odyssey. It was a good cruise but I am looking forward to Athens.
We leave the port of Piraeus, a district of Athens, and drive to the city center, home to the Acropolis.
The Acropolis stands majestically above the city, where we were able to roam the remnants of Pericles' extravagant architectural display. Seeing and studying these images over the years, you have no idea of ...
... I tried everywhere in the supermarket, asking
MILATE ANGLIKA? !- but alas, there were no English speakers to be found. Eventually, clothespins were located, as well
as a mosquito net (for our bathroom with a window, no screen, and jammed
open!) Splitting the bill, Kelsey and I
spent less than 20 euro on orange juice, pins, mosquito net, cases of water,
breads cheese, apples , chocolate and plums!
We didn’t know how ...