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  • Day6


    August 6, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Heute war Besichtigung von Athen, mit Kaffeepause mit der damaligen Betreuerin unserer Hunde angesagt. Athen hat schöne (natürlich auch nicht so schöne) Ecken, leider konnten wir die „wichtigen“ Dinge nicht mit unseren Mädels besichtigen. Alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten, wie Olympeion, Tempel des Hephaistos oder Akropolis sind 1. eingezäunt, kosten 2. Eintritt und sind 3. für Hunde verboten. Richtig doof!!!! Wir haben deswegen nur Fotos von Weitem machen können. Nach einem kurzen Stopp am/im Meer (nur wir Menschen) werden wir jetzt zu Abend essen. Die Hunde sind platt und sind teilweise bei einem kurzen Stopp schon eingeschlafen. Achja: Uns sind natürlich mehrere Straßenhunde in Athen begegnet, zwei haben direkt gebellt und Zähne gezeigt und wollten auf Yuki drauf. Ich musste mit ihr echt weglaufen, aber es ist alles gut gegangen!Read more

  • Day3

    Acropolis museum / Plaka / Syntagma

    March 12, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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) . 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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  • Day25

    Flight to Athens..

    October 9, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    No much to report today, left the hotel in Santorini at 9:30, quick check-in, on the plane by 11:20, landing in Athens 45 minutes later, at the hotel by 1.

    The Acropolis is within a stone throw from the hotel and Partenon is visible from the dining room.

    Looking at the Parthenon so high I just thought we needed some rest today....we are for a bit of a hike tomorrowRead more

  • Day26

    At the Acropolis

    October 10, 2018 in Greece ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

    We got up early and walked to the Acropolis so we were at the gate when it opened. The climb to the Acropolis wasn't that hard as expected, if anything less harder than the colosseum in Rome.

    With no so many people around we managed to get some good photos.

    By the time we were leaving (close to 10am) tour buses were coming with hordes of tourists. We walked down the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus..

    We then went to the museum to get more information regarding ancient Greece.

    In the afternoon we went for a walk to check the Panathinaucou stadium and the temple of Olympian Zeus
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Makrygiánni, Makrygianni, Μακρυγιάννη

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