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  • Losing my marblesI know museums are all about history and learning, but sometimes they can be strange places. I remember feeling uncomfortable when I visited the British Museum, because the poms had stolen so many artifacts (mainly Egyptian) from other countries to Posted by scoleman29 in It's all Greek to me | Sep 12, 2018
  • glimmering through the dream of things that were People flock to Athens for one thing - the big A. The Acropolis dominates the Athens skyline and the buildings atop i Posted by scoleman29 in It's all Greek to me | Sep 11, 2018
  • Athens, GreeceOn my way to [[Athens]], Greece. After a 50 year hiatus, I return to Athens my dream city. The birthplace of modern civilization, souvlaki, Acropolis, and so much more.. 50 years ago, my “mate”, Rick, and I Posted by steven1600 in The Trambunctious Leporine 2018 | Jul 22, 2018
  • Sunday 1st JulyUp and had brekky on rooftop restaurant at 7am. Took photos of Hadrian’s Arch again on our way to Enzones parade. We wanted to get there early to get a good view. Got front and centre position. Posted by kez64 in Greece 2018 | Jul 1, 2018
  • Day 1 Saturday 30th JuneAnd the Amazing Race has begun! Well we are off to a bit of a slow start. After boarding our plane at Brisbane, we were left sitting there for over an hour due to a different amo Posted by kez64 in Greece 2018 | Jun 30, 2018
  • Heading into Central AthensMy dear friend Athina lives in the most amazing spot... It is the suburbs of athens, but feels like you are already on a greek island. She lives 100 yards literally from the ( thalasa) sea. We have spent the Posted by OhanaNomads in We are the World! | May 19, 2018
  • Last DayOur last day was still a full day as our flight left really late at night. This is where our self-catering flat came in very handy. We paid extra to have it for the whole last day and it was Posted by irenevt in A Long Awaited Return To Greece. | Jan 13, 2018
  • Finishing off the ancient and a trip to Piraeus.On the 27th of December all the ancient remains opened up again. We had two still to do on our combination tickets. We started with the one we had not heard of before the trip and that we were only Posted by irenevt in A Long Awaited Return To Greece. | Jan 13, 2018
  • Athens Christmas 2017.I had hit exhaustion point when my school finally closed for the Christmas holidays and I had scarcely enough energy left to make it anywhere, but somehow I managed to drag myself onto a plane where I endured eight hours Posted by irenevt in A Long Awaited Return To Greece. | Jan 6, 2018
  • Day 19: AthensDay 19: Everything was closed, I couldn't buy any bread or any sort of produce for breakfast. I was sad. I happened to see some guy walking down the street with a big bag of tomatoes and asked him where Posted by baixing in No Fixed Address | Jan 2, 2018
  • Our second day in Greece - in Athens!Our second stop in Greece was Piraeus which is pretty much as close as we could get our little cruise ship to Athens – or so we were told. Piraeus is the busiest passenger port in Europe yet limits Posted by SammCroghan in The Samm-Croghan's go on a honeymoon! | Oct 12, 2017
  • Giorno Trente // Day 30Last day in Greece :( Rachel was an amazing personal tour guide today! She took me up to the acropolis (which I got in for free with my Rome student ID) where we saw the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Cave Posted by trentacinque in trentacinque gioni all'estero | Jun 25, 2017
  • Giorno Ventotto// Day 28Today's the day I've dreamed of! Greece here I come! Running on two hours of sleep. My flight takes off at 6:30am...that means leave for Ciampino airport at 3:45am. It was a lot easier to get around by myself than Posted by trentacinque in trentacinque gioni all'estero | Jun 23, 2017
  • Day 4Lykavittos Hill has appeared in so many of my photos of Athens, both on this trip, and the previous one 6 years ago. Whether it's been a photo taken from the Acropolis, of the Acropolis or from Filopappos Hill, there Posted by judesbucketlist in Greece 2017 | May 31, 2017
  • Day 3So much for my "earlyish" start at the Acropolis! I'll have to start setting my alarm - my room is below street level & has only small high windows, so I don't get woken by the light (yes, I Posted by judesbucketlist in Greece 2017 | May 30, 2017
  • Day 1There's something to be said for getting to Athens in only 2 legs - it does get a big chunk of the trip over & done with, with a 17.5 hour flight to Doha, Qatar. And on that note, Posted by judesbucketlist in Greece 2017 | May 28, 2017
  • Athens - Day 1 Welcome to our latest travel blog. Thanks for traveling with us, our hope is that we make it worth your while. Some background: This cruise had been on our radar for some time before we booked it Posted by Cybercsp in Sirena Cruise - Athens to Rome | Jun 13, 2016
  • A Journey East ===[i] Like so many I've been deeply saddened by the flood of tragic images of those fleeing the war in Syria. Seeing the looks of fear on the faces of children and of the despair in Posted by Coulter Adams in The Syrian Exodus | Oct 4, 2015
  • Day 2: Selfie Sticks and Agorable MomentsI sat up wide awake at 4 am this morning, only to hear Will in the other room whisper, "Are you awake, too?" The time change basically permitted us 2-4 hour increments of sleep. We decided to give in to Posted by empaustian in Directionally challenged, but never lost | Aug 23, 2015
  • Day 1: The longest flightWill and I arrived at the airport for our 1:55 pm to find out that it didn't leave until 4:55 pm, but we were excited to have extra time with the family! We fought sleep and prepared our Posted by empaustian in Directionally challenged, but never lost | Aug 23, 2015
  • Athens...A City with Hidden CharmWe ferried back to Athens for the last few days of our trip and stayed at the Plaka Hotel. We found it to be very convenient for walking to nearby sites, shops, and restaurants. The city was a Posted by tammy_b in Our next great adventure... | Oct 27, 2014
  • Istanbul to Athens - Azamara JourneyDisembarkation from Azamara Journey is among the best there is. We had a 9:00am pickup, so at 8:30am our group just walked off the ship. No announcements were made throughout the process, and our bags were waiting for Posted by rpickett in Rusty Pickett, ECC, VTA, LCS, MBA | Aug 2, 2015
  • Acropolis nowYou have to do it, right? The Acropolis looms over Athens, popping up unexpectedly as you round a corner or on souvenir tea towels all over town. My plan was to get there early; very early. So Posted by tdeits in Tom's Travels | Nov 24, 2014
  • Athens - downtownThat title has a double meaning that will probably be a thread through most of this part of my blog. My first day in Athens I decided to head downtown and look at the central market and the [[http://www.namuseum.gr/wellcome-en.html|Athens Posted by tdeits in Tom's Travels | Nov 24, 2014
  • On to AthensMy travels to Athens from Bangkok were long, but not too unpleasant. I had an early afternoon return flight booked back to Bangkok from Chiang Mai. The timing of this flight was a function of my personal travel Posted by tdeits in Tom's Travels | Nov 23, 2014
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