Thursday, November 20, 2008

Athens - Greece

Another important Port of Call on this trip was the visit to Athens. Athens, the centre of the ancient Greek empire, was the centre of the ancient world after Rome. If you ask the Greeks, Rome was second to them!!

We took a ship's tour again in this port that covered the city of Athens and the Acropolis. After a coach tour of the city, we headed up to the Acropolis. Acropolis is the term used for the entire area on the mountain that includes the Parthenon and other monuments. From the mountain top we could see the whole city which is probably why the ancient Greeks built it there, it was a fortress.

Michael behaved very badly as by this point in our trip, he was getting toured out. No more ruins he kept saying. At this point we started to consider the suggestion that he stay in the kids club whilst we went ashore which he wanted to do.
Anyhow, we went, we saw and we were there!! Seemed like the top of the world, and it was for the Greeks.

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