Travel Blogs from Piraeus
Phase Two – We're Here!
Arrival at the airport in Athens was easy. Our flight was on time, we got our baggage and whisked through customs. We got to the taxi stand, handed our hotel address to the driver and we were off to Piraeus. The port of Piraeus has been in existence for more than 2500 years.
... but all the people are friendly and we stuck to the shade. There was also a nice breeze which kept the temperature down a bit. Caught the bus back to the ship and we were really glad to get back to the airconditioning.
Midday has just arrived. I am off to the Oasis Bar to give a wedding card to our Indian barstewart. He is lovely and is leaving in Rome.
Bye for now.
Going past the Stromboli vulcano tonight about 10.30pm. ...
Left the seaside resort Nafplion on way to Mycenae to see the Lion Gate. Amazing ruins, but even better, we had two fantastic guides who enriched us with all these Greek Mythology. The main guide who will stay with us the whole way was a professor at USC. The myths as told in the poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, especially the battle of Troy was believed to have been planned here for ...
... switching to German and holding the ball aloft. ‘What number are you waiting for’ the caller asked Roisin.
‘37’, answered Roisin
‘No’. said the caller teasingly. ‘Next number’, he continued in English. ‘Trente…’ there was a short pause, then ‘Trentesette’.
‘That’s you’, I said excitedly.
‘Bingo, Bingo’, shouted Roisin.
... free with our DIKEMES (the name of CYA on the Greek side of things) student ID cards and by speaking Greek, when other students who had gone by themselves had had to pay 6 euros. Speaking Greek can get you places...
I also got to speak a little Russian with this guy who was wondering if the ticket got you just to the Parthenon, or all the surrounding monuments--or something like that. It was only a few words, but still--practice is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking