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Sep 6, 2014 - 2nd Port on the Med. Cruise - Athens, Greece

Docked and took a 'Toe Pic' from the railing of the ship. We disembarked and found our way from the port into the city. We had a Segway tour booked for this stop with ________. We had to walk from the port all the way around the bay to the subway train station. Had some doubts along the way... took about 20 minutes. Ken lost his Hedo hat on the shuttle bus from the ship to the cruise terminal :( so he bought a Greece one! We had some disagreement at the subway station as we were looking for the green line 1 when an orange train arrived....

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Living the Dream

Jul 28, 2014 - Athens again

We had another travel day. This time back to Athens. It started off with a ferry. We got upgraded to VIP and it seems this is the only upgrade that truly was this whole trip. It took about 4 hours and it was pretty good. I slept a bunch. I am happy that I am good on boats. Might be something I do next. Work on a boat. I do like boat shoes haha.  We were picked up by another bus. And taken to our hotel. It was the same one we stayed at before. We went back to the square like the week before for dinner but this time we took the metro. I had...

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Taking Back My Brave

Jul 27, 2014 - Athens

We had to catch the ferry to Athens pretty early. The ride took about 4 hours. Then we got back onto the coach and drove to our hotel. We only had time to drop our bags in our room and then had to be ready for a tour of Athens. We drove around and saw the ruins of Zeus' palace, the Olympic stadium where the original Olympics started and we stopped at the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. It sits up on a hill and looks down over Athens. There is scaffolding along the front of it because they are trying to preserve it. In some areas they have...

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Taking Back My Brave

Jul 20, 2014 - Athens Greece

The ship docked at 7:00 am, and we were some of the first ones off. We walked about 20 minutes to the metro station where we caught the train to the Akropoli Station. From there it was a five minute walk to the meeting place for Athens Free Walking Tour. Our tour guide was a local Athenian, Vigalas, who did an excellent job of showing us the major historical sites. There were 18 people in our group from all over the world - Columbia, Venezuela, Poland, Lebanon, South Africa, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States. We...

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Jul 8, 2014 - Athens, Greece

Tuesday, July 8 We both had our best night sleep so far. Apparently having italian liquors at 11 pm will do the trick. We had an early start as today we get to see Athens!! Our tour group met groggily at 8 am to head off to the southern most part of Greece. It was much more built up and modernized then I imagined as we left the ship to our tour bus, but after a 35 minute ride, we arrived at old Athens and enjoyed a very wonderful and interesting tour of the ruins. Things we learned today : goddess Athena and Poseidon each wanted to win over...

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Jun 7, 2014 - The Final Thumb

Fourth Week We rested in Momemvasia for a full day of rain, not heavy but almost non stop. It cleared in the evening allowing us to dine on the rock - alongside an English wedding party who were gathering that evening. The next day saw us retracing our steps across the peninsular to the small town of Gheraki. Another glorious ride through orange and olive groves, with mountains in front and also across the waters in the Mani.  We aimed for Gheraki as we thought it would take away some of the pain of the next days ride back across the...

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Jun 6, 2014 - Athens & Mykonos

Grèce! La Grèce, environ onze millions d'habitants. Il y en a moins ici dans tout le pays, que dans la seule ville de Sao Paolo au Brésil. L a Grèce est considérée comme le berceau de la démocratie et de la philosophie. Si vous en doutez, les grecs se feront un plaisir de vous le rappeler. Très heureux d’y être revenu. Après 15 ans, bien des choses ont changée spécialement de puis la venue des jeux olympiques de 2004. Ma mémoire aussi a changé. Quand j’y suis venu la première fois, c’était en hiver, j’étais avec mes 2 sœurs et ont avaient...

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May 18, 2014 - Getting Back To Basics

A week has passed since our departure and we are now fully relaxed and fully engaged with our bikes. We set off last Wednesday morning bikes fully laden over the Hayling Island Bridge, wheeled our bikes onto the train at Havant, wheeled them off at Gatwick and into the Terminal for our flight to Athens. There followed a bit of messing about as we took various bits off the bikes before putting them in large polythene bags for the flight. Once fully sealed and labelled we were informed that the tyres had to be deflated. Whilst a load of...

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May 2, 2014 - Another day, another ancient wonder

Today we were in Athens, home to the Temple of Zeus. We hadn't booked any more over-priced ship excursions after the Pompeii/Sorrento/Capri experience, and with yesterday's success venturing on our own, we decided to go back-to-back. Initially we were going to try & catch the metro up to Athens with our cabin neighbour family from Chch. However, on leaving the port terminal, we got attracted to the very reasonably priced hop-on-hop-off bus. 34 Euros for each family, return trip to exactly where we wanted to go. That was us. First stop. The...

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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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Mar 12, 2014 - What's for Dinner?

For the longest time I had been searching for a great restaurant to eat at while in Greece. Well, I did some research and found a restaurant called Funky Gourmet. Now, before you judge by the name I really recommend you try this place out. It lives up to the #1 ranking out of over 1000 other restaurant.

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Mar 10, 2014 - My First Night in Greece

Greece to me is very different than the United States. My first night here I checked into a 5 star hotel called Divani Palace Acropolis. This hotel is very nice, and have up-to-date technology. Every thing is very fancy and well put together. The five star rank is very much deserved. The room is extremely big. Dining options at the hotel include 2 restaurants along with a poolside bar and a lounge. There is also wireless and wired high-speed Internet access. This hotel features business amenities including a business center, a conference...

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