Achillion Hotel Central
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We opted for the supplement this morning, $12.50 euro each, and had an American Buffet breakfast. I wasn't impressed, but the pancakes and hash browns were a pleasant change. Tomorrow we'll just eat at the lounge. We headed over to the Acropolis and the taxi driver took the long way. I have to stay, this town is full of shady scammers. We walked around the south slope of the Acropolis and saw ...
... and plenty of things to look at. Once we got to the temple, we hung out for a while looking at these ruins, which were also pretty amazing. There really isn't much to say about ruins, they're ruins. But how intact they are isn't too shabby. The thing that was amazing was that Greece really hasn't spent much time at all excavating the city. If they had, the would have already uncovered an entire city and never needed to build one of their own. But they seemed ...
... on the pyramids is quite a sight. The children are somewhat interested but who can blame them after a day like this. It’s a 10 minute drive to the pyramids from our hotel. It’s early morning and there aren’t many tourists. Usually the place is full but there are only a handful of buses. This is great except that makes us easy targets for hawkers. They’re a pain as they follow you while you’re trying to take photos and enjoy the moment. The pyramids are ...
... hour, including brief stops at the Acropolis and at the Flea Market. Then walked to the New Acropolis Museum. Amazing building, opened 2009, in that they had to build it incorporating the ancient Athens buildings they discovered underneath it as they dug out the foundations. Same are now displayed. Using glass covered forecourt and glass panels in the inside floors. Upper Parthenon gallery looks over to the Parthenon, while showing finds from the Parthenon ...
... are temples, theaters, sculptures, gardens, beautiful views and caves. We started out walking through the gardens, which were absolutely incredible. We did finally make it to the Parthenon, which was absolutely incredible. The Parthenon itself was destroyed by the Muslims at one point, and the city of Athens has been working a restoration process since the 1800s. It was such an incredible sight, with an even more incredible view. I feel like, from ...
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