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Apr 22, 2014 - Piraeus Greece

We had been to Piraeus last year and at that time went into Athens for the day as it was an overnight stop before flying to England then back to Canada. This time we decided to explore Piraeus and found to our surprise a very nice town and lovely small harbor filled with yachts and small brightly painted fishing boats. The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus had 5 lovely bronze statues from 4thC BC, discovered in 1959, a selection of Greek and Roman figures, vases, urns and small funeral objects. After a coffee at Starbucks (they had good...

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Sep 18, 2011 - Meeting our fellow sailors

Last day in Athens today. Can't say we will be too unhappy to move on. We had our last breakfast (no fruit or pastries when we got there today), packed our bags and left them at the hotel while we went into the city for the big Changing of the Guards ceremony. Arrived in plenty of time and found a good spot. Well, it didn't quite work out that way. The short person had a bit of trouble. I filmed the band coming down the road with all the soldiers and then couldn't get anywhere near the ceremony. It was very colorful and a bit more involved...

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Apr 22, 2011 - Piraeus return and to the airport

Suitcases had to be outside of our doors last night. So this morning was an early rise - breakfast started at 5:45AM anyway - we went up at around 6:30AM. By 7AM we were finished and ready - so we then got ready to sit in a lounge. But they docked on time - or early - and all our luggage was off loaded by about 7:15AM. Then we got off the ship ourselves - met our driver and headed to the airport. Our flight was not until 12noon and they did not open up the area for us to check our luggage until 9AM - and we were there at 8:15AM - after a 45...

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Apr 15, 2011 - Athens to Piraeus to the Louis Cristal

This will be short - since our internet service is very sketchy right now. We're on the ship with no or little internet - or at least we can get the Internet probably via satellite - but at 25 cents per minute - so will see what we can do. Am going to re-type the blog since we cannot upload documents - but the pictures will have to wait until we can get to an internet cafe - SORRY but just not possible here in Turkey... This morning we planned a late breakfast - 8:30AM at the hotel buffet. Then we decided to pack our suitcases because...

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Aug 27, 2010 - Acroplis

Today we climbed the acropolis to see the parthenon Then we went to the acropolis museum it was really cool because when they were building the museum they found a small neighborhood so in the museum on the first floor there was glass so you could see the tiny neighborhood

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Oct 6, 2009 - A Quick Change of Plans

We decided not to book cabins for the extra cost of €140, booking ‘sleeper seats’ as we had on the Shetland Islands crossing. The hope was that the vessel would not be too crowded and that we could occupy some couches in the public areas to engage in horizontal, rather than ‘airline’ slumber. The ship was manned by Greek men, none of whom had a body shape anything like those which their ancestors had captured in stone and now graced the world’s museums. All the cabin staff were dressed in uniform with candy pink striped vests and bow ties....

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Dec 11, 2008 - April 30th – Piraeus, Greece (Piraeus is actually the port for Athens.)

Our first stop was the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, built in the 5th century BC. The temple’s location, 180 feet above the sea, affords a magnificent view of the blue Aegean and distant islands. Many cruise ships passing Sounion today still pay their respects to Poseidon by lowering the ensign, blasting the ship’s whistle, and pouring a libation over the side of the ship. (Seems like a waste of good liquor.) In Athens we drove past Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Constitution Square and the Presidential Palace....

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