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  • Day7


    October 7 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Die Akropolis war leider einer der klassischen Touristenorte - hoffnungslos überfüllt, teuer und mit eher mittelmässig liebevoller Restauration. Ein Besuch bringt einem der griechischen Kultur in etwa so nahe, wie der Besuch beim Griechen zu Hause. Um es mit dem schrecklich doofen Slogan von Edelweiss zu sagen: "Been there. Done that."
    Da der Versuch die Ruinen ohne Menschenmassen, Baugerüste, Scheinwerfer, Kabel oder Stromkästen zu fotografieren kläglich scheiterte, haben wir den Spiess umgedreht und die Massen abgelichtet. Wer schafft es Ati im Chaos zu finden? (;
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  • Day2

    Akropolis en fietsen door Athene

    June 22 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Vanmorgen naar de Akropolis gegaan en rond gelopen. Wat is er veel verandert na 36 jaar. Wat we voorheen mochten is nu niet meer toegestaan. Op de paden blijven en alles achter touwen bekijken. Is ook wel nodig met al die mensen. Daarna lekker wat gewandeld en gegeten. Oh ja het wisselen van de wacht gezien bij parlementsgebouw Waren net op tijd. Om 17 u hadden we een alternatieve fietstocht door Athene geboekt. Duurde 3 uur en een hele andere kijk op Athene gekregen. Nu lekker aan een koud biertje🍻Read more

  • Day33

    Athens Greece

    June 17 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Well we've had a breif but enjoyable visit to this great city. Our b&b is right in heart of tourist town at base of the Accroplis. We struggled to find parking for car but after about the fourth try we prevailed but not before we were relived of 40 euros for two days! The apartment is quiet but bustling with tourists from early until late. We climbed accropolis hill at 8 am before main crowds arrived from cruise liners. Then we did the Ho ho tour and came back for lunch and compulsory book club (rest). Lloyd went off for an afternoon adventure to Piraeus city and harbour on Ho ho bus and the girls went shopping! Final evening saw us eating out in this magical time warp of a city.Read more

  • Day662


    February 6 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    We are in our rented Airbnb apartment we have a week in Athens now, my parents were due to arrive this evening but sadly they will now arrive in the middle of the night well more very early morning, what a nightmare!
    We have done a bit of wandering around getting our bearings seeing the sights from a distance but waiting for our house guests to arrive before we visit Parthenon etc.Read more

  • Day29

    The Next Paradise

    September 3 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    It’s always good when you don’t have an early start. We enjoyed our last breakfast on our balcony and then returned our hire car and got a lift to the port to catch the ferry to Syros. It was and amazing ferry so different to the ones I caught 35 years ago. One thing isn’t different, they serve crappy food!

    We arrived at the port of Syros and were immediately aware of how different this place was to Santorini. About a third of the tourists in town and really gorgeous small cobbled streets and lovely buildings.

    We met Kostas our Air BnB host at the town hall and he helped us carry our heavy bags up 145 stairs, thank goodness! We arrived at Villa Maria and were really glad we moved to this island, the room is beautiful and we have a great balcony overlooking the town and port. Felt very relaxed from the start.

    Didn’t take us long to set out exploring and first stop was a small cafe that served homemade sangrias so of course we had to sample them. Cafe overlooking the local swimming spot and town. We dragged ourselves away and went and found a supermarket for some breakfast supplies and took them back to our BnB.

    We headed out to find a place for dinner recommended by Kostas and found one of them that was a locals place and we ordered way too much food but it was all yummy!

    It had been a long day so we managed to find our way back and went to bed. Only thing was the movie playing down in the square was so loud that if we could seen the screen we could have watched it for free. We are amazed at the difference between the two islands and definitely prefer Syros.
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  • Day30

    Lazy day in Syros

    September 4 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    So if you thought yesterday was our lazy day, nope today was even lazier. We got up late and had a relaxed breakfast. And read our books till we were hungry again, about 2.00. So we wandered down to the local swimming spot, sat in a lovely restaurant right on the water and then started reading again. Oh and swimming, eating and the occasional drink, as you do. Wonderful afternoon and we got up to leave but 10 metres down the path decided to stay and watch the sunset. Very civilised.

    Later in the evening we decided to go to the open air movies and armed with a yummy giros and drink we watched Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, which was a bit weird but seeing as we could hear it from our room we decided we may as well watch it. A late night, finished off with a yummy gelato and a walk up the 145 stairs to our room!
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  • Day31

    And Back to Athens

    September 5 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    All good things must come to an end and so today was our last day in Syros. We packed up our bags and Pete stayed at the room while I went and tried to do some shopping. I was amazed I found some warm clothes to buy for when we get to London. Also got a few trinkets, not much as the bag situation is pretty full and way heavy enough. Kostas our great host, helped us carry the bags down the 145 steps to the port.

    We were early so we had some lunch and waited for the ferry. We had learnt a lesson on the previous ferry - don’t eat the food as you pay for it days after!

    Back in Athens we made it back to our hotel and had a mad rush to get ready for the special dinner we had booked at the top of Lycabettus Hill called Orizontes. It was amazing when we finally got there, after the taxi driver took us to the back entrance and we had to rush up the steps so we didn’t miss out on our table. Slight problem as taxis don’t take cards and we scrapped together about 4.30 Euro and the driver let us off the rest!

    After a great dinner we walked down the hill and back to the hotel to walk off all the food! Ready for an early start in the morning.
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  • Day7

    Souvlaki im Pita

    October 7 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Das Highlight des Tages. Ein Laden der keine 2m breit dafür aber 9m lang ist und seit den 70ern ausschliesslich Pita nach Familienrezept verkauft. Ein Pita und man versteht Griechenland!

  • Day21

    Blonde foils thanks

    September 6 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Breaky at 8.00am

    We have booked a 10.00am appointment at the hairdressers, Theens and I, as our roots are a disgrace. Eddy is our hairdresser, whom speaks English well, and is silly and cheeky, and I like him a lot.

    He does a great job of our roots. I book a 4.30appt to have blonde highlights.

    My bank contacted me about fraudulent activity on my card. So I called them from reception.
    I had to argue with reception man re CBA reverse charges call. He told me I had to pay for the call and wouldn't listen to me. I finally got through and sorted out my funds.

    Theens cousin, Paul and Christina picked her up at 2.30pm for a catch up.
    I ate chinese food in my room and watched moreTimothy C on YouTube. I also sat up on the rooftop in the wind by myself lots listening to videos on headphones.

    I went to the hairdressers at 4.30pm and had a great time. They look after you here. 'Como' salon in Athens. I came out so so blonde!!

    The souvenirs here are not 'made in Greece' I discovered, however it is written as 'made by Greeks' !

    Dinner at our plaka restarant again and we eat like vacuum cleaners. Both have the veal mushroom and potato, because Athena would not stop talking about it yesterday.

    Walked all around the Plaka, bought some small souvenirs. One old man gave me lollies, then kisses then a couple of freebies. I walked out all emotional. Athena teared up too. Some of these Greeks give out so much love.

    Walking the streets I picked up, whilst sucking a ventolin. 'Hello princess'. (it is the hair) I just looked at him and kept walking. Athena laughed at this poor guys attempt.

    To the hotel rooftop bar we go, which is really our home, saying all the while 'God I love Amanda, she is amazing, I just love her.'

    Our hotels have been right in the middle of everything, and we really appreciate this. Along with breakfasts and transfers.
    Thank you Amanda, you are always our hero, whenever we explore.

    The golden Acropolis is there before our eyes.
    Once again, we get drunk, and we are the last ones up there and get kicked out.

    Waddled down to bed, Athena begins snoring and that's the end of our day.
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