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We spent the morning and early afternoon at
the Athens National Archaeological Museum,
which as you might expect, has the most stupendous collection of Greek
artefacts that you could imagine. The collection of vases is particularly fine,
and there were examples of statues from archaic to Roman, which showed the
... it was cooler today so I had a jumper on but it didn’t last long as it soon got hot.
Our first stop was the Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea, monument of the god of the sea, Poseidon. This was an all marble construction. Sailors of old use to offer sacrifices to Poseidon before going on their voyages. There are 12 remaining columns of the original temple. Below this temple is another temple of Athena… ...
... civilisation. That in itself was interesting. Did you know they were the first people to create an alphabet with vowels? How interesting is that? They borrowed off the Phoenician script(they only had consonants) and named the alphabet after them. The word phonetics comes from that word today.To top if off, their sculpture of the human form influenced the renaissance greats! It was overwhelming to see the beginnings of such, in a museum.
They even had a room full ...
... us off Then we bade R &O goodnight as we continued our walk and they wenrpt back to hotel. Lat start tomorrow breakfast starts at 8 in the morning, so now back in room, have oped balcony door and windows awaiting a sea breeze instead of using air on, and about to go to brd. Oh yeh Andrew tell zanjan this place reminds us of Roganinski with its concrete houses and quietness, we love it so glad we are not in Santorini itself Good night ...
... had loungers which made it a bit more comfortable. When we got to Athens the bus had a flat battery so we were stranded for two hours until the AA guy came to get it going again (unlike Swiss time, Greek time is verrrrry relaxed). Luckily we were stranded on a beach which was great for everyone to have a swim since ************e had showered. When we got to Athens we went for a driving tour of the city but because we were delayed we missed out on going up to the ...