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Day 9

Decided to take a cruise of three local Greek islands. The tour included the islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina. All three of which were a welcome change from the big city of Athens. Poros was the first stop. It's a small island with one main city.
Poros
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Poros
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Second stop was Hydra. There are only two options for travelling on this island; by foot or donkey. There are no cars. There are several traditional stone mansions that line the hill side. This island was at one time used by pirates as a safe haven. Since this island is farther from the mainland the water is very clear.
Hydra
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Hydra
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Hydra
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Final stop Aegina. This was by far the largest island. It is a resort for many people that live in Athens and is only 40 minutes by boat.
Aegina
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Aegina
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Aegina
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Aegina
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Day 10
My final day in Greece. I went to the Archeological Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. The museum has primarily classical greek sculpture, but there are also Roman and Egyptian items. The temple sits just to the east of Plaka at the base of the Acropolis. Also saw the new Acropolis museum under construction and a temporary exhibit of items found during excavation. No photos allowed. Greece was much cleaner, safer, and more beautiful than I expected. I will definately return. Off to Munich.

National Archeological Museum
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Sculpture of Odysseus c250AD
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Sculpture of Dionysus c50BC
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
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Posted by rshotwell 06:12 Archived in Greece Tagged boating

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I'm so jealous!! I'm sure your having the time of your life. Greece looks so beautiful!!! I definately have to visit there sometime!

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