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Aug 26, 2017 - Athens 3

I didn't mention that Athens is both surrounded by hills and hilly. The rock the Acropolis is on stands above all. Today that became more apparent than ever. We went to the Monastriraki area.....definitely the tourist mecca. Off an open square lie streets of flea market stuff....jewellery, tablecloths, t-shirts, leather goods. You name it, it's here. Also just off the square is Hadrian's Library with some columns still standing although not much else. Just down the street to the right is the Roman Agora. Most of it is in ruins although...

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Aug 25, 2017 - The Acropolis

This a.m. we were up early and took the metro to the Acropolis stop. Dire warnings preceeded this....lots of pickpockets...its unsafe...but it is the easiest way to get there...soooo...we took it. We found the metro very clean with security police in evidence at all the stations we passed. At 8.45a it was not crowded. No one came near us. So no problems. We went into the Acropolis through the entrance by the museum...we wete lucky there too. The line was short...and we got moved to a line with 2 people ahead. From here it was all...

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Aug 24, 2017 - Delphi to Athens

What a drive! From Delphi we wound around the mountain, fantastic views in all directions! Then to make life even more interesting we started to climb via hairpin curves almost to the top of the mountain.....and found a red-tile roofed city just clinging to the mountain side. Its name was Arahova. It seemed a busy little city with big restaurants....maybe they host bus tours on their way to Delphi. We stopped across from Arahova to look back the way we had come. Hazy mountain valleys, albeit, a thin haze, the small city and its total...

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Jun 12, 2017 - More ancient sites

Tuesday 6 June Left Athens at midday after completing some provisioning. Headed for Aegina – attempted anchoring on the south west side but the holding was absolutely awful – we just couldn’t dig the anchor in. So headed for the mainland and anchored off Epidavros. Very nice spot and good holding. Wednesday 7 June Went ashore in the afternoon and found a lovely little taverna and had a beer and grilled squid all for 10 Euro’s – unexpectedly cheap - we found Athens extremely expensive especially with the horrible exchange rate. Thursday 8...

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Our Summer 2017

Jun 9, 2017 - moving futher east - yipee!

Wednesday 31 May Pretty much a day of staying on aboard completing chores / maintenance /provisioning etc. Thursday 1 June Left the quayside early with a three other boats heading for the canal. There was abit of strong westerly blowing but we were all determined to go through, specially Twins a Belgian registered yacht. Anyway the canal was amazing (shame Gen didn’t see as much as me as we didn’t take down the bimini. Got through formalities pretty quickly and it cost just shy of 200 Euros (we’re 12.45m LOA) for the 35 minute...

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Our Summer 2017

Jun 8, 2017 - Our last day in Santorini

Through the night we were woken by thunder and lightning, so we were not expecting a lot from our last day. After we packed and had left our bags at reception, we took the shuttle up to Fia. We then caught the bus to Pygros which is the highest town of the island (not far from the Monastery and the mountain side we climbed). The day was cloudy with threatening rain and we had only just found a place for brunch when the skies opened and it poured. Our food was delightful so we took our time and the rain had cleared by the time we...

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May 31, 2017 - End of the trip

Today I gave back the keys to our house in Nafpoli. The lovely lady who is the mother/mother-in-law of the owners came back to the house. We had a nice chat then I left for Athens. I took a bus then the metro to the airport, put my big heavy suitcase in storage for the night, then headed to a beach town fairly close to the airport. It is called Nea Makri. I am staying at a really nice hotel, with an outstanding buffet breakfast that at 50 euros more up-scale than I usually am willing to pay but I am enjoying both the hotel and the town....

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A Group in Greece

May 28, 2017 - The Acropolis, The Agora and other Athens sites

After a broken sleep due to noisy neighbours and cleaners, I decided I would brave the weather and beat the crowds and head off to the Acropolis. Unfortunately there was no running water for a shower so it did not make for a good start for the day. After trying for at least 10 minutes, I gave up and grumpily headed off. Oh dear..my day was going from bad to worse. I didn't need a shower as I was about to get very wet. I had a coat but it wasn't designed for heavy rain. As I walked up the hill, torrents of water were running down the...

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May 27, 2017 - From Italy to Greece- Arrivederci Roma

After our last leisurely breakfast in Trastevere at the local cafe, it was off on the bus to the central train station to catch the express train out to the Airport. I must admit that I was very nervous as I realized my bag was now much heavier than the allowed 8kg..(it wad 10kg when we left London!) and yes it had blown out to 15kg𯙁. Mind you in my defense, it was far too hot to wear the jeans etc, that I had worn from London. Anyway, after a few stressful minutes with the flight attendants I was about to pay for it to go on as luggage...

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May 23, 2017 - Becoming the Hero of My Story

I cannot believe it is my final full day in Greece and most of it is has to be spent on a ferry. The moment I was told no one checks residency for service jobs on Santorini I just about "lost" my passport then and there. Sadly though it seems things are coming to an end, so on my last day I would like to remember the best parts of my trip. Over the past nine days I have scaled mountains and conquered Nature, leapt into oceans and allowed Nature to take back her pride, and stood one with her as she retakes those places man once stole. I...

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May 19, 2017 - Athens Adventure

Went to Athens yesterday to see the Acropolis. What an amazing sight. More stairs, of course, but SO worth the trek. Lots of people but everyone we saw was as amazed and enamored as the 4 of us.(see photos). After 2 hours at the Acropolis, we visited the new Acropolis museum. As you walk up to the museum you are actually walking on glass panels, under which is an archaeological dig. And once inside the museum, there are artifacts and replicas from the temples in the Acropolis. Really another great day. Oh, the weather: After 2 days of rain,...

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May 17, 2017 - Hydra and Spetses

Whatta day! An island-hopping adventure to Hydra and Spetses. Kudos to Bridget who somehow got us to the cruise boat in Tolo, a town about 20 minutes south of Nafplio, in two Mercedes taxis, and got us back to Nafplio at the end of the day in a "van" that had morphed into a luxury bus built to carry about 60 people! Boy, did we laugh when we saw it! Our first stop was Hydra for 3 hours. It's a lovely city with very limited automobiles allowed. Rick was disappointed to see any vehicles, but apparently since he was there 35 years ago, they...

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A Group in Greece

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