Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day One: Travel Day

July 21st – 22nd, 2010

After nineteen hours of travel during which we received an unexpectedly early introduction to Greek culture (attention Greek passengers: there is a rockin’ party directly behind the Americans in Row 39) on our trans-Atlantic flight, we arrived only slightly weary in Athens.

We were immediately impressed with the heat, the mountains surrounding the city, and with our guide Dimitra who cheerfully informed us that our Athens hotel had been upgraded from a three star establishment to a luxury hotel complete with a roof pool-deck that had a view of the Parthenon – talk about a good beginning!

After a visit to the Plaka, the neighborhood at the foot of the Acropolis, where we browsed popular tourist shops and enjoyed our first taste of Greek cuisine, we returned to our hotel for a good night’s sleep.

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