Today was the much looked-forward to tour of Athens, Greece.
When we got off Luxury, George, our guide was waiting for us. He was extremely nice and, to my pleasant surprise, loved Greek history! As we drove along, George quizzed us, whizzed us, and fizzed us through Greek history, especially the Persian invasion of Greece and the battles of Plateau, Salamis, Marathon, and Thermopile. But before we knew it, we were at the Corinth Canal. Started by the emperor Nero, the project was abandoned. It was finished in 18 oh something, three years before the first modern Olympics. Then George took us to ancient Corinth, which was interesting, but not very well preserved. Next on the list were more important things. Like Lunch. (Oh, did I forget to mention the Acropolis?) George took us to his favourite souvlaki place, and the souvlakis were DELICIOUS! So, after a quick break, we saw the Acropolis, but mostly the cranes that covered the structure. It is so disappointing that we couldn’t see the Parthenon! After this, we drove through Athens, and stopped at some of the most important sites. Then we drove back to the boat, thanked our awesome guide George, and flopped onto the boat, utterly spent.