Return to Athens

Athens Travel Blog

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We had to set off for Athens earlier than we had thought as they were still on winter closing times and were off by 8:15. We took a brief stop to view the heady heights of the Corinthian Canal. An impressive sight, especially for someone afraid of heights, I was amused to see they offered bungy jumps off the bridge in the summer, what a shame we weren't there at the right time eh!!....

We then finally reached Athens and we had a great view of the Acropolis as we drove through the centre. We got to the hotel and had to say farewell to the lovely bus driver Dimitri, he gave us a bag of oranges...

Next it was off to the museum that we had to reach and go around before 3 closing time. We walked for miles and miles in the heat of the day to the museum. It was worth it though, the building was immense and there was so much in there to see, I don't think we saw even half of it after over two hours. It houses the bronze statue of Posiedon/Zeus with his trident/thunder bolt (it's up for dispute) and the Gorgon pot by the Swing painter. It was an amazing place, a Greek British Museum!

During dinner there was a sudden round of applause which we found out was due to someone finally asking someone else out by hangman, is this how the Greeks do it?!

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