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... mall's and the original theatre.
It was all quite amazing and would be better if the city wasn't so gross and slumy. Even people from the city told us we should go to the beautiful places like the islands. I would love to go there, but it's so expensive and there's no point in the winter because the boats are closed for the stormy weather they get. We went into a small homey shop where I had the best soup ever and we met a lovely women ...
... the epitome of the extremes. I hadn't realised but Larn actively dislikes mazes and as for Gwendols, her sense of direction is as freaky as her sleeping ability so we had to maintain a sprint to keep up with her. I think the sign said it would take around 20mins and she had us in, around and out in about 5.......Which was a good thing at that stage due to our time frame restraints and I'm sure Liane appreciated it as I don't think wandering around lost ...
... planning today was Sunday, which meant that all of the attractions are… FREE! Good work, us. J It is always a neat feeling when you finally get to see something that you have seen many photos of and heard so much about. The Acropolis was first inhabited in 6th century BC and most of the temples that are being re-built today were originally built around 400 BC. Seeing ruins such as this you can only wish that you could ...
... early evening to visit that one. The collection housed there is much more diverse and includes art and artifacts from all over Greece, not just Athens and the Acropolis. Also a worthwhile stop, but a little overshadowed by the first museum. I was able to see some of the items that had be uncovered in Akrotiri, the prehistoric site on Santorini that I had visited, so it was a nice capstone to that experience.
Since I splurged a little ...
Athens -37 degrees ☀
There isn't much to report today.
Breakfast in bed.
Straight to the beach. (the long way! Sorry Charly)
Lie by the sea for hours.
Get a little bit burnt.
Relax in the sea. (sorry tattoo!)
Have a ...