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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Back in Athens

Our last 4 days in Greece were back in Athens, and after Thessaloniki, the traffic in Athens seemed quite serene. We stayed in a hotel in a place called "monesteraki" which means literally "small monastery". There were a whole heap of flea markets nearby, so we spent all afternoon looking at the fleas. The rest of the day we spent wondering around Athens looking at all the ancient sites. The next day we decided to go to the island of Poros which is about a 1 hour ferry ride from Athens. Poros itself was a really lovely place, but we had a bad experience there which meant that we didn't enjoy it as much as we perhaps could have, more about that in another post. The next day we went to an exhibition of works by Escher, I know this makes me look like such a geek, but Niki really enjoyed it too. That night we went to a tango social dance, and this time stayed until 3:00am. We left the Acropolis until the last day, and with our luck, it poured down raining. We braved it, but alas our $5 umbrella was not up for the task. We got drenched. That evening, we found a nice restaurant that had live traditional Greek music. We left very early the next morning for Cyprus.


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