Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Grand World Voyage, Day 98, Piraeus, Greece

Today, it was time to get back to Athens once again....  I lived here in the mid 70s and it’s always nice to return even though Greece is hardly recognizable as a country from the old days...  The Euro has changed it dramatically!  This morning, Ann, Cathy and I began our tour with a drive past the marinas of Piraeus on our way to Athens.  Athens serves as Greece's capital and one of the oldest cities in the world.  Our first stop was the impressive architectural feat...the Acropolis.  We climbed the 230 feet above the city for an awesome view below.  From the Acropolis vantage point we saw majestic sites like; the Parthenon, Erechtheum temple, the Porch of the Caryatids, Monument of Lysicrates Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus...what a view!  On our drive through the city and with impeccable timing we arrived just in time to see the changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament buildings.  We passed Constitution Square, the original Olympic Stadium and the National Gardens.  Our next stop was the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a quick walk to the Hadrian's Arch.  Before stopping for lunch we visited the Tower of the Winds, the Roman marketplace and Hadrian's library.   Then we enjoyed a delicious Greek lunch at the Plaka ... A great day, with wonderful sites and food!!!



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