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