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... century, but matches the stadium from the days of the first Olympics. Great photo spot, by the way!
On Saturday (a day named for a deity that, among others, was originally worshiped hereabouts), we climbed the Acropolis. Humbly we strode in the footsteps of Pythagoras... Socrates... Plato... Aristotle... St. Paul... and Yanni. (Don't you remember his concert from the Acropolis?)
Actually we were striding in the more immediate footsteps of ...
... from New York are Harriet & Steve. After a nice convivial dinner we retired to the Royal Court Theatre again. This seats 800 people and you would not believe you were at sea.We watched a good performance from a 3 man black American group called the “Flyrights” very entertaining. Then onto the “Lion Pub” where we met up with Jeremy & Pat for a nightcap as you do! Jeremy & I drank “Old Speckled Hen” beer very nice it was too!
... reach. The hotel had WiFi, but only in the lobby, and it didn't function at all 3/4 of the time we were there. THURSDAY, JULY 10 ================ Today's challenge was "climbing Mount Olympus" which sounded formidable; after all, the mountain is over 9,500 feet high (tallest in Greece). Fortunately, we only had to do a small bit. The bus took us and our very nice Greek hiking guide, Nikos, to Prionia, 3,600 feet up. From there, we hiked DOWN the mountain along a well-marked and ...
... Chicken Gyros with the most delicious pita bread I've ever tasted. Nathan thoroughly enjoyed his Greek style pork with feta cheese - and all of it was washed down with a free shot of an Ouzo like liqueur that the restaurant owner gives us on the house. Several TVs were showing the France vs. Germany game - and it seemed like the Greeks, like me, were cheering for France.
Tomorrow is our last full day in Athens, and we are excited to make the most of it!
... probably be there for many more years. Workers were busy grinding stone and working on various parts of the structures the entire time we were there.
All that activity doesn't take away from the other structures on the Acropolis or the Parthenon. It's so huge it's hard to understand how it was built and the intelligence it took to put it together. Walking around the entire site there are ruins of Roman era statues as well ...