Land of the Gods

Athens Travel Blog

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Parthenon, view from down the hill

Today we're finally in Greece!  Home of the Gods and 11 million Greeks.  Tourism accounts for 15% of thier national income so we're just helping them out a little more.  Today we say the Acropolis and the Parthanon in a quick tour of the city.  Sadly a lot of it was reconstructions but it was neat to see what things looked like back in the day once you look past the scaffolding.  We also stopped at the site of the old Olympic Stadium.  It's wicked hot down here so staying indoors is a fabulous idea.  We're about to head off to eat dinner at some Greek restaurant, maybe a little Greek dancing.

Oh yeah, forgot to add:  We stopped at the Korinth Canal on the way to Athens.  It was built in 1893 so that boats could go through greece rather than going around or over the land (although i don't know how they would do that).

I'm making this one short because we leave early tomorrow morning (5:30 am!) to catch our ferry to the island of Mykonos!!!  3 days till my birthday!

-Kate

After dinner we went to a little restaurant and there was a stray dog that we befriended.  We named her Salty and she growled at nasty men that tried to talk to us.

Trashley says:
Since when do you use "wicked" You are sucha dork, kate. You are from the south, we don't use that word, except when talking about evil things, like the wicked witch... I hope you enjoy all of that greek food you love so much!!!! HaHa!!!! Have fun. Miss and heart y'all!
p.s. - it is hard to type when cracked out on pain killers and muscle relaxers.
Posted on: Jun 19, 2006
travelman727 says:
What a trip! Enjoy Athens and Mykonos. I recommend you hire a taxi in Mykonos at the harbor for a two hour tour of the island. There are only about 36 cabs in the country.
Posted on: Jun 18, 2006
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Parthenon, view from down the hill
Parthenon, view from down the hill
Salty, our girl
Salty, our girl
Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal
View of Rome from the Parthenon
View of Rome from the Parthenon
Pantheon
Pantheon
Athens
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