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  • Day3

    Socrates's Prison

    June 26, 2016 in Greece

    Located on Philopappos hill next to the Acropolis, the three carved out rooms are rumored to be where Socrates was imprisoned before his execution. The structure was used to hide antiquities during WWII, and was covered with concrete. The concrete was removed in 1999.

  • Day8

    Laiki (Farmer's Market)

    July 1, 2016 in Greece

    I went to the Laiki this morning to buy some fruits and vegetables for the week. The Laiki is a pop-up street market that happens once a week in the different neighborhoods in Athens. The prices and quality are considerably better than what one would find in a local supermarket. It's also a much funner experience seeing all the colorful displays.

  • Day16

    Parthenon on the Acropolis

    July 9, 2016 in Greece

    The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Construction began around 447 B.C. and was completed around 432 B.C. The temple was is an example of the Doric order in architecture. Under Ottoman rule, it was used as a mosque in the early 1460s. It was greatly damaged in the early 1800s. It was being used as a munitions warehouse by the Ottomans, when it was ignited by a Venetian attach. It is partially being restored to ensure its stability. You can see the new supporting marble since it is a clean white, contrasted by the yellowish original marble. The steps to enter ascend the Acropolis are very slippery and good athletic shoes are required. The view of Athens is breathtaking from the Acropolis.Read more

  • Day2

    So many ruins! We explored Erechtheon, Areopagus Hill, Ancient Agora, The Temple of Hephaistos & The Tower of the Winds before surrendering to a break, a new hat for Dani & exploring the shopping in Plaka.

  • Day16


    June 11, 2016 in Greece

    We have been on the ship since 3pm yesterday and have stopped at a port somewhere in Greece. It's 8.30am and we will arrive at our destination at around 3pm this afternoon. Olympic is small and the main street is about all there is. It is a lovely street with lots of shade. Greece is very poor and lots of rubbish laying around in some areas due to a strike by three rubbish collected. We are off Athens this morning. It is a beautiful day.
    Well we have arrived in Athens and I am shocked to find it in a really poor state with buildings in shabby conditions dirty streets. Shops in vast numbers appear to have been closed for some time. It has some similarities to Bangkok. We have a city tour tomorrow so we will see what that brings.
    Sounds good...keeping you busy then.
    We went out for dinner last night at this restaurant which is on top of a hill overlooking Athens the view was spectacular it is a big city. The food was beautiful and we had Greek dancers entertaining us as well as a 3 piece band. We all ended up on the dance floor doing the dances. They took about 8 people out of our group out and dressed them up in traditional costumes then brought them back in to dance it was a blast. Gail was one of them she looked great. It was probably one of the best nights we have had. Got some videos of it. Saw some of the cleaner areas of Athens and maybe I may have judged Athens too quickly.
    Went on the Greek island cruise today. The weather was cloudy so we were robbed the beauty of the water colours that the area is renowned for. However it was still impressive. The trip back to Athens on the ferry was a bit rough with a rather large swell coming in.
    Back in Patros ready to catch the overnight ferry to San Marino.
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Filopáppou, Filopappou, Φιλοπάππου

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