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Acropolis Museum

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  • Day3

    Acropolis museum / Plaka / Syntagma

    March 12, 2018 in Greece ⋅

    Got out of Embassy with my new passport at 11:40. caught a taxi for 4 euros to the museum. Young English speaking driver. Caught the tour just in time. Will return to visit the Acropolis on Saturday on our last day. Took a break to have some tasty salads in the museum. Then took some time to wander Thru the Plaka (big tourist area below the Acropolis - lots of shops, cafes, etc - lot of outdoor dining venues) with our tour guide to a small place offering delicious baklava (best I've ever had) and Greek coffee ( not a fan of it). Afterwards Janet and I wandered the area on our own for a few hours finally finding a rooftop terrace restaurant at Public, a huge super electronics/bookstore/restaurant overlooking Syntagma Square where we had a view of the parliament building in the background and the changing of the guard. Had a tasty avocado bruschetta with poached egg on top - tasty. Got chilly so headed down to get a closer look at the guards. (See video). We decided to hoof the one mile back to the hotel. Now we have to get our stuff ready for the motor coach tour. Sure is a relief to have the passport fiasco behind me. Astounding how bad the pickpocket situation is here. . Had another member of our group almost have his pocket picked in the metro today. Some good advice here (and yep, I went to this particular police station) . http://muslimtravelgirl.boardingarea.com/what-to-do-if-you-get-pickpocket-in-athens-greece/. Also, and something I didn’t even think about was contacting Allianz who provided me with travel insurance in helping me out with my situation. Gate1 did the same thing and even took the further step of escorting me to these places personally. It will be interesting to see if Allianz will cover the cost of replacing a stolen passport or any phone calls necessary to cancel cards, etc. That’s probably in the fine print somewhere. I noticed in the link above that the girl suggested cancelling the cards using Skype, which is excellent advice. In my rush to shut mine down, I called the 800 number directly so it will be interesting to see what those calls are going to cost me. There was probably some international phone number I was supposed to call. (I do have Verizon’s $10/day Travel Pass plan, which after reading a bit further should cover those phone calls which is nice and as it turns out, the Travel Pass does cover all these international calls).Read more

  • Day2

    Greek traditional at Liondi Restaurant

    September 30, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Found this awesome restaurant, where the chef's were romanians (btw thank you Ștefania!). For just 24 euro we have got a tasting menu for two persons. Some greek salad, garlic bread (or better call it "pita") and tzatziki as a started. After we have devotated that salad, a new plate has come: musaka, some kind of filled tomato, souvlaki and cooked fries. It was just so delicious!! I almost forgot about house wine, also very good!
    Two shots of Mastika and a dessert that I don't remember it's name were on the house.
    Thank you Liondi Restaurant for our awesome coulinary experience!
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  • Day4

    Acropolis, Athens

    December 18, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    An early start after our day at sea, beginning with my new favourite delicacy - nutella doughnuts.

    We planned to walk to Piraeus metro as we had last time we ported here. We parked (moored?) at gate E12 however...about as far away from the station as it was possible to be in the port without being at sea! Nonetheless, we stubbornly stuck to our plans and walked the 50-odd minutes to the metro.

    We got off in Athens at Omonia, where we began to walk towards the Acropolis Museum (having see the Acropolis before). On the way we passed the Academy of Greece with a large queue thronging through the doors. Being British, we joined the queue, assuming a fabulous museum awaited. Instead, we found ourselves attending a graduation ceremony...oops...

    Onwards in the drizzling rain, past the Greek Parliament and fancy soldiers guarding it, we wound through the Plaka to the museum. We couldn't quite understand how we missed the museum last time but it was pleasant to have something new to do. The statues on the main floor felt a little lost and in need of context - more like a vault than a museum. Equally many of the pediments on the top floor were plaster cast reproductions (and let's not get into the whole Elgin Marbles debate). Nonetheless, interesting, dry and with panoramic views of the Acropolis, it was a worthwhile stop.

    The nearby Hadrian's Arch was a quick photo stop, adjacent as it was to a major city artery and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Being the off season, the Temple was half price at €3 and whilst you could see it through the fence it was well worth the price to wander it virtually alone and up close.

    On our way back to the Monastiraki metro station, we went down the main shopping street for a souvenir hunt (which turned up little other than tacky Acropolis models or soap - neither of which we bought) before jumping on a train back to Piraeus.

    A late afternoon of reading after the yomp back to the ship was followed by a restaurant dinner. Our waiter Gilbert, who had plodded through our meals all week, was a little over zealous this evening and served us four courses in under 45 minutes!
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  • Day27

    Last day of the trip

    October 11, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 22 °C

    Our last day in Athens and also on this trip, well I supposed it is still another day on the plane back to Australia but that doesn't count.

    Unfortunately Ximena tripped yesterday at the Parthenon while walking looking at the phone and rolled her ankle so we had to cancel the visit to the temple of Poseidon.

    Late breakfast then we left the suitcases in custody and then off to explore Plaka for some souvenir shopping and then one las visit to the museum.
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  • Day8

    Akropolis

    March 25, 2018 in Greece ⋅

    Heute ist Nationalfeiertag. Deshalb ist die Akropolis leider geschlossen. Unser Reiseleiter will uns 3, die wir wegen des verpassten Fluges die Athener Sehenswürdigkeiten verpasst haben, aber noch mit einer Extra-Führung durchs Akropolis Museum entschädigen. Das hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt! Mit Blick auf die Akropolis bestaunen wir die ausgegrabenen Stücke, Pavlos' Erklärungen machen die "Trümmer" erst so richtig interessant.
    Die Zeit reicht kaum und wir kommen auf den letzten Drücker am Bus an, der uns zum Flughafen bringt.
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