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Apr 28, 2005 - Finally in Greece

Well after one hell of a long flight and a 3 hour lat over in Milan I finally arrived in Greece. I managed to get on the right bus for an hour or so and am now just outside of athens. WOW love those european women:) I can not believe that all my maps are written in english and all the road signs are in greek, not even close to each other but I managed to find my hotel with a nice walk, I will be needing those blister bandages tonight though. I have never seen so many cars everywhere in my life, I feel like a rat in a mze with a 100 pound...

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Apr 26, 2005 - Athens

We took the fast ferry from Santorini to Athens yesterday. The ferry was great, very stable ride and comfy seats. For the first time on the trip we were truly sad to leave someplace. All of our other stops we were itching to pack up and head to the next destination. Santorini is someplace that we could have stayed for at least a week. It was so peaceful to just sit and stare out at boats going by. This has definatly been a highlight of our trip. The Athens subway is great and we managed to find our hotel without to much trouble. For the...

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Apr 16, 2005 - Athens Again

We got up early today, about 11am. Lol. Made our way by bus down to the port and had lunch in a cafe by the port. Our ferry arrived and we where heading back to Athens (this time on a superfast ferry (hydrofoil) so a lot smoother and quicker). At 5.30pm we where back in Athens, we had a couple of ideas of what to do. We wanted to be in Thesoloniki in the next night. The train goes there but there are two sights away from the train line we want to see. Hire a car was the answer. We got a good price 32 euros, but they wanted to charge us 104...

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Apr 16, 2005 - Santorini and Athens

Hi all, We are now safe in Athens and went to the Acropolis and Parthanon today. That's the last time I go to a night club in Greece, We have more pictures to throw on. The lion pictures are from Cairo, but the rest are new. We are staying in a Hostel in Athens which is interesting. You meet alot of people and we have met alot of great people on the trip so far. Am heading to Italy in 2-3 days. To Naples first and then Roma depending on accommodation and what happens with the new pope. Love to all The travelling Barrons

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Apr 15, 2005 - Greece -- Athens

Day 11 - Thur Apr 14 to Athens Our cheerful host, Dmitri, dropped us off at the terminal and we caught another ferry to Athens for the 5 hour crossing. We paid our €1.20 again to upgrade our seats - but this time asked for them on the top floor. Thankfully, fewer of the school groups made their way upstairs and the crossing was far more peaceful than last time. We learned from another traveler that the Greece schools take kids on a 5-day excursion each year right before Easter - so that explains all the school groups we keep running into....

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Apr 12, 2005 - Athens 7th April

Up early for the 7.30 train back to Athens. This is about a 5 hour trip, but it went really quickly and we soon arived back in the same area of our last hotel. We quickly found a hotel and booked in for two nights. Found a laundry and did some much needed washing. Then into bed, it had been a long day.

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Apr 12, 2005 - Athens 31st March

We arived at 3.30am. The plan was to wait there till 7am or so and catch a bus into Athens. Well we decided to hire a car instead. Worst decision we could of made. The drivers in Athens are crazy and there are thousands of motor bikes everywhere. After about 5 hours of driving and looking for the hotel, we gave up and took the car back to the rental company. Then we hired a taxi who took 45 min to find our hotel. We fell asleep straight away even though it was 12pm in the day. Up areound 7pm to have dinner when we realised that we couldn't...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Greece -- Athens

Day 5 - Fri Apr 8 to Athens We left London behind via the tube again and flew to Athens, flight time 3h 15m. The croissant from Pret Manger in the London airport was divine! 'Twas sunny in Athens and about 65° (sandal time, yeah!!). We found our hotel about 2 blocks from the subway station (Jen is quickly achieving subway master status). I got a kick out of the naked ladies on the billboards, not even sure what they were advertising. The Athens airport and subway were both extremely modern, and most things are labeled in both Greek and...

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Mar 18, 2005 - Athens

Because we did so much in the week we were in Athens and Istanbul, I can not possibly include all of it in the website. I will give you the highlights and a bunch of pictures! Our first day in Athens, we enjoyed a sightseeing trip of the Peloponnese. We drove over the canal of Corinth on our way to Ancient Mycenae, once one of the most powerful cities in all of Greece until 1200 BC. The ancient city's entrance, the "Loin's Gate", is Europe's oldest monumental sculpture. Surrounding the city are a number of tombs, built underground and...

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Italy, Spring 2005

Mar 13, 2005 - Athens

We have spent the weekend in Athens. Happens to be Carnaval here, so after pretty much missing it in Spain, thanks to the Greek Orthodox calendar we get another chance. The mood is happy and spirited. Wait for the next entry for more. It has been good to stay in the Plaka, the old centre of Athens. All of the hotels were spruced up fot the Olympics, so we have found ourselves quite comfortable here. The Plaka is old and picturesque, narrow streets at the base of the Acropolis. Ancient ruins intersperse here and there (no I don't mean us.)...

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Ungars Travels

Feb 28, 2005 - Leaving the Land of Myths and Legends.

Have spent three nights in Athens, after two nights on the island of Crete, and three on the island of Santorini. All three places were beautiful in their own right, although I suspect they would have been more so had I been here a month later - spring sounds marvelous here, particularly on the islands. Both islands reminded me much of the southern/central CA coast, in landscape, temp, vegetation type and overall look. All-in-all, the landscape - both natural and towns - has been a pleasure. And that's where the pleasure ends. My...

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Feb 25, 2005 - Athens, Greece

Athens is the only place in Greece that I visited. It is a huge, sprawling city. Ancient Athens outranks Rome and Jerusalem for its glorious past and mighty influence on Western civilisation. Most people just visit the small ancient area. The Acropolis is the hill overlooking the city with all the temples on it. The most famous is the Parthenon, built in 438BC, this building is unsurpassed in grace an harmony. It is a archetechual wonder. The building is being restored, it is always surrounded with scaffolds. It was dedicated to the goddess...

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