This morning after a very early start, we left Heraklion and flew back to Athens, arriving there around 10.00 am. This time instead of the expensive transfer (US $39) we decided on catching a local bus at the very realistic price of 2.90 Euros. We only had to walk about 50 metres to our Hotel, the very luxurious 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne, situated at Constitution Square. This is Athens' finest hotel and us with our jeans and sneakers on, especially with the TV cameras set up outside.
We got a little time to look around prior to being picked up for our afternoon Cape Sounion tour. This tour went down South of Athens, around the coast and was very beautiful. At the bottom is the temple of Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea. A very windy spot but lovely.
We got a look at a lot of the Greek summer houses down the coast and also passed a couple of caravan parks, very interesting places they were.
Arriving back in Athens around 7.00 pm, I decided since we hadn't seen the Acropolis, to get on the Metro which was only one stop away, at .70 euro each way. The Acropolis was all lit up and looked lovely, they have got scaffolding up at the Parthenon so it is ready for the Olympic Games in August, but you could still get decent photographs. Arriving back at the Hotel I was met by all manner of Paparrazi - cameras, tv microphones etc. Alas they weren't there for me - Athina Roussel (Onassis) was there to attend a glittering ball that night!
We went out for dinner and managed to find a little place where you could make your own stir-fry, all you could fit in a bowl for 8 euro. A bargain and very tasty.