Posted by: Gary Guertin | April 5, 2017

32 World Cruise–Piraeus (Athens), Greece–Apr. 3&4, 2017

Hi All, (Written Apr. 4, 2017)

Athens is a city the Guertin’s know well.  When Gigi was young we stayed in Athens for over a week, and apart from seeing all the ruins, spent New Years Eve in a Greek Tavern, breaking dishes with the locals at midnight.

Most of you know Athens, but I’ll just say it is the capital of Greece, and one oldest cities in the world, dating back 7000 years.  It’s also commonly known as the birthplace of democracy.

Susy and I spent both days riding the Hop-on, Hop-off Tour buses.  I’ll just go through a few of the sites beginning with a church named after one of our family, St. Nicholas Church:

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This one we all know, the Acropolis, (under restoration) with many buildings dating back to the fourth century B.C.:

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Susy waiting for the Hop-On Bus:

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Now this is a bunch of photos as we went along.  I won’t name them all (because I’m not sure of the names), but this will give you a good idea of this beautiful, historic city: (Gigi, we think this first photo of ruins is were we got the souvenir)

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The changing of the guards at this government building:

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The original Olympic Stadium, completely restored, and the only stadium in the world made entirely of white marble:

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Many, many, sidewalk cafes:

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More ruins atop a hill:

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Returning to the ship we pass along the beautiful shore line with these small bays:

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That’s Athens, so now it’s back to the Greek Islands, the first Nafplion, Greece, tomorrow, Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017. Until then:

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)

P.S. Ships Port Sign:

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  1. GRECIA QUE LUGAR SOÑADO Y MILES DE AÑOS DE LA HISTORIA DEL MUNDO. QUE LO DISFRUTEN!!!!! BESOS. ADELA.


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