The End of an Era
Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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But before we went, we had to pay homage to some of the most amazing sites in Athens: those found in the Acropolis. So much to see! And unfortunately for us, not enough time. With a ferry to catch, we had to be on our way. Of course, the one time on our trip that I actually bought tickets in advance is the one time I would have liked to have flexibility to stay longer. I had been misled into believing that there was only one ferry leaving on the 27th, but in reality it leaves everyday.
But we did the best we could - running through the Acropolis sites, dodging tourists left and right, always with one eye on the clock.
Impressive to see and a ‘must do’ on any trip to Athens, it is exactly the opposite of what I have been describing of the other places we’ve been. Crawling with people walking on raised wooden ‘tourist approved paths’, ‘do not touch the marble’ signs every 10 feet, mountains of scaffolding, cable barriers around the ruins, and whistle blowers everywhere you looked.
Even so, once we got out of the Parthenon area, things quieted down. One of our favourite finds was the temple of Hephaestus. For those of you needing to bone up on Grade 9
I have greatly enjoyed my time here in Greece with the friendly people and layed back atmosphere. Everyone is easygoing and never rushes anything. We were able to absorb a little bit of this by cycling less each day and taking more rest days. We didn’t get as far, but I think we have some more memories.
I will always remember Greece as the place where I began to love olives, the place to buy
‘Andio, Greece!’ You will be missed!