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    Athens, Greece, day 2

    August 4 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Early'ish start. In the foya for an 8am pick-up. We did an eleven hour tour to Delphi. Two and a half hours there and same back and 2,000 metres above sea level. Delphi is a roman achaeological site dating back to the 7th century BC and where Apollo resided and had his temple. This is also where the precursor to the Olympic Games was held every four years. There's so much more history, but I don't have the room here. Fascinating mythological stories too.

    Great site with incredible ruins but very steep, and especially hard in 36c heat.

    After that we stopped for lunch at 2pm for traditional Greek food, then we stopped for 20 minutes in a tiny mountain town called Arachova, which is a huge ski town in winter.

    Driving back, again, we saw evidence of the economic crisis 11 years ago. There were sooo many abandoned commercial business in the rural areas and Athens. Once we got into central Athens, the homeless were setting up on many of the streets and the rubbish was bad again.

    Finally got back at 7pm.
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