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Athens...... finally

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Day 7
I woke up early and traveled to the Rome International Airport. I found that navigating an airport in a foreign country is no small chore. I must have asked 4 or 5 people for directions. When I found my gate I discovered that I had another flight delayed. This time it was for 1-1/2 hours.

Finally I arrived in Athens. The countryside reminds me of California. I found my hotel and luckily it has a rooftop bar with view of the Acropolis. Photo below. I wish my camera took better night photos the view is much better in person.

Day 8
I took the metro to the burrow of Plaka at the base of the Acropolis. I was expecting the metro to be similar to Rome’s; dirty and congested. To my surprise the metro is extremely clean and well maintained. The Acropolis is a huge national park with the pantheon at the top. It takes quite a while to walk the step incline, but definitely worth it. After my hike I enjoyed a few minutes at the top admiring the views of the city. Unfortunately the museum was closed. Maybe next time. Tomorrow I’m taking a cruise of some local islands.

View from my hotel's room
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Steps to Acropolis
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Parthenon
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Parthenon
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Caryatid Porch, next to Partheon
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Skline from top of Acropolis
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Posted by rshotwell 10:58 Archived in Greece Tagged foot

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Thanx for providing the photos for my class today. Seriously, I used them in my lecture to show the Parthenon today (we're studying ancient Greece!)

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