Sunday, October 24, 2010

Athens—The Acropolis and More

After disembarking the Regatta this morning at the port of Piraeus, we boarded a bus for our tour of Athens.  Following a brief city tour, our guide took us first to the Acropolis Museum for a look a some of the artifacts found there.

Then it was time to get up close and personal with the Acropolis itself.

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As you can see, we had an absolutely gorgeous day for sightseeing.

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After checking into our hotel, the four of us headed out to see if we could find Thamasis, a restaurant recommended by Sophia, one of our fellow travelers.  The directions provided at the hotel were excellent, and after a little help from a couple of shop keepers, we were soon enjoying souvlaki and washing it down with Mythos.

We made it back to the hotel in time for the 5 p.m. changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament, just across the square from our hotel.

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I think these guys must have studied dance somewhere down the line.

The answer to yesterday’s trivia question, “What Biblical event tends to support the superstition that 13 is an unlucky number?” is the Last Supper (there were 13 in attendance).

By the way, I was expecting the Razorback game to be over with before bedtime last night, since it started at around 11:30 a.m.  I wasn’t counting on two lightening delays.  Thanks to Ben for texting me the updates.

Tomorrow, it’s back to the U.S.A.

8 comments:

Sarah Frost said...

Kathy--I have read every one of your posts about this trip and really want to pick your brain later!! This trip is at the top of our list of places to go next!!
So glad you have had such a wonderful time!

Malvie said...

You'll never view Taziki's in the same way, will you? ;-)

Welcome home!

Joyce said...

Looks like a gorgeous day...safe travels home!

susan said...

Oh Kathy! Wow! I am so envious--what a fabulous trip. I would really love to visit Greece. Instead, I was in Fayetteville :)--our first visit ever. Got soaked, got claustrophobic under the stadium with the lightening delay BUT those hogs are hospitable people! We had such a good time! Wish you had been there for us to meet. Hope the rest of your trip is wonderful and you keep sharing your pictures and adventures. Stay away from those guards in tights--they are pretty cute :)

nanny said...

Great shots....the blue sky is perfect!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, I have just gone back to read all of your trip posts, and I have had a wonderful time enjoying your cruise with you. Your photos are fabulous, and I've learned so much from your commentary. Looks like a wonderful trip. laurie

Sue said...

I so enjoyed all your gorgeous photo's...it looks like your vacation has been fabulous...I went all the way back to the beginning....have a safe trip back home....Sue

Rachel said...

How awesome!!! My family is from Greece, but I've only spent exactly one day there - on a layover on the way back from Cyprus. I'm dying to go back one day!!