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... some dinner. Our day in Athens had ended.
On Wednesday, we took a ferry to Aegina, an island about an hour away. The ferry ride was very pretty as was the island when we arrived. We walked up the coast for a little bit by the beaches, looking for rocks and seashells. We went back to the main city and grabbed some lunch. After looking through some shops, we decided to take a four wheeler across the island to see the monastery and a temple. It was quite an experience ...
... and Ionic flare were the style of this temple. The stoic magnitude of the Parthenon, while impressive, should look like a rough-cut diamond compared to the Golden Jubilee-esque Erechtheion, and it’s a shame that so little of that Ionic decoration remains. I’m glad that we made it to the Acropolis in the evening… the sun was perfectly perched over top of the Parthenon and the pictures were stunning. I would suggest that anyone ...
... nerves while the guys headed to the bar.
Since we where a bit knackered today we ate dinner next door to the hotel spaghetti all round.
Then Shirley headed to her room to chill and we headed upstairs to take some more photos from the roof top bar.
Today was primarily a travelling day. We had a rather spartan breakfast in the hotel before leaving.
Shirley was driving today so I sat in the back and finished my blog ...
... entrance and purchased our tickets. There were 6 mini tickets on our passes which would allow us access to 6 separate monument areas in Athens. We ended up using 3 or 4 of them. We walked up the mountain towards the top, passing a couple small amphitheaters and some ancient blocks of marble, etc. When we got to the entrance of the Acropolis, we saw the changing of the guards which was very structured and interesting.
So when we arrived at the top of ...
... I lucked out as one of the girls had a drink that tasted like black licorice. We went back to our rooms after awhile to shower and get ready for bed. The shower in our hotel does not shoot water from above your head, but you must hold the shower head as you wash your hair..It's really hard to maintain a wifi connection here which makes it hard to write and communicate back home. Tomorrow we will be visiting Athens Agora, or ancient marketplace, and then taking a ferry to Crete in the ...