Achillion Hotel Central
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Settled on to the ferry which was due to leave at 8.00pm. Cabin very small with a tiny on suite bathroom. Enjoyed dinner supplied in the dining room- buffet style. But by 10.00 ferry still hadn't left. Gave up soon after and went to bed. So three hours late leaving we were then three hours late arriving, but slept ok, due to very calm crossing.
Meant to arrive at 1.00 but finally disembarked at 4.00. Tour guide a bit stressed due to an appointment ...
We started out the day by heading to the Temple of Zeuss. There were a few pillars still standing in one of its corners, as if the rest of it had been ripped away. At its entrance was Hadrian's gate, which was a doorway in the middle of nowhere. We had a clear view of the Pantheon and were starting to feel what it meant to be in Athens. From Zeuss's temple we walked to the Jewish museum, passing some covered ruins on the way. We wanted to try to meet people for ...
... really started in Athens as part of the festival of Dionysus. The first place theater was properly performed was in the orchestra (which referred to the dancing area) in the Agora. The audience sat on wooden bleachers; when the scaffolding collapsed during a performance, the performing area was moved to the southern side of the Acropolis. Interestingly, there were only 1-2 actors; the main attraction was the circular dance and the singing. The theater was c-shaped as well, which I ...
... be and when should we start to worry?" Anyway, I finally managed to escape the inquisition and walk the few blocks to the square where, it turns out, they were illuminating the christmas lights and tree in the square. It was ablaze with silver and blue lights, really beautiful. Of course it was late night shopping and the entire population of Athens was out in the streets so I joined in the general mayhem and went shopping, ever mindful of my ...
... place; a bronze medal to second place. On one side of the medal, Zeus holding a sphere on which stands Nike, Goddess of Victory, holding an olive branch. On the other side of the medal, the Acropolis with the Parthenon. This stadium houses every single one of the Olympic torches that have been used since 1896.
So where to next? Santorini.....and rain...if you believe the forecast! Come on Zeus, do your magic!
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