Arrêt de 2 jours à Athènes, bientôt le retour avec un petit arrêt en Suisse avant de rentrer à Aix-en-Provence mi janvier.
Reprise de la navigation à bord d'Esperanza dès debut Mars direction les Cyclades.
My favorite church in Athens! Located adjacent to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, this tiny church is a breath of fresh air in the crowded Athens streets. It was built in the start of the 1200s by the bishop of Athens. The church is largely made of marble and is adorned with Roman and Byzantine reliefs.Read more
We made it to the historical Plaka district by late afternoon to wander through the labyrinth of souvenir stores. It was on this street we ran into the rest of the gang. We enjoyed the street arts and music and made our way to Yvonne and Jerry's apartment before dinner.
Disembarked in Athens.. Our cruise director made an observation that stuck with me, having been to several countries that are in constant conflict with their neighbours and within their own borders.. On board we had 900 passengers from 33 different countries, with crew of about 450 from 30 different countries.. all living together in peace and harmony for a week. With a bit of tolerance and understanding it's amazing what can happen.
On our last day in Athens we went to see the Changing of the Guardians, which happens on the hour, every hour at Parliament House, and also at the home of the President. Quite hard to keep a straight face... Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks came to mind 😂
We also visited the Olympic stadium where the first modern Olympic Games was held in 1896 (the ancient stadium is in Olympia.. about 2.5 hours drive from here).. Wandered through the Botanic Gardens and ambled through the backstreets, stopping for a traditional moussaka and local wine.. to end up at Mars Hill, where we sat and soaked up the view until sunset ❤️Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Athen Bath of Diochares, Greek Bath