Trip Start Nov 01, 2010
21Trip End Nov 29, 2010
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Cunard's Queen Elizabeth
Dominating the Athenian landscape, the Acropolis is unsurpassed in its beauty, architectural splendour and historic importance. We had a guided tour of the Acropolis beginning with a walk up the upper city entrance through the Propylea. There were approximately 80 steep, marble steps and made for a great workout.
Our knowledgeable guide will led us through the National Archaeological Museum. We marvelled at the perfection, presence and power of the bronze statue of Poseidon and considered the excitement felt by Schliemann at Mycenae when he discovered the so-called death mask of Agamemnon along with a plethora of gold items.
Overlooked by the mighty monuments of the Acropolis stands the famous shopping district of Athens, The Plaka
After free time in the Plaka, we had lunch in one of the most unique restaurants in Athens. The restaurant produces food to traditional recipes as eaten by the population of ancient Greece. We dined as Gods of Ancient Greece - in a truly unique and unforgettable experience. The decorations and atmosphere in the restaurant were great.