Day 7 – Athens
Today we had an early start with an Acropolis tour booked to start at 7:30 in the morning. We had breakfast in the cabin and were off down to meet for the tour bus bright and early at 7:30.
It was a good idea to book the tour early as we were up at the Acropolis before the crowds and the heat. It was a hot day today in Athens up to 30 degrees, but luckily our tour was complete by 11:30 and we were back on the ship just after midday for lunch.
Our Greek guide was really good, very knowledgeable and spoke very well about the history of Athens (and Greece) and the birthplace of democracy around the 5th Century BC. The focus of the tour was the Acropolis and the Parthenon, which is still being restored, so there was scaffolding and cranes around the front.
The whole Acropolis is still very impressive and really ancient dating back to 432 BC when it was re-built by Perikles after the original Acropolis was sacked by the Persians.
As we were leaving it was starting to get really busy and crowded with a number tour buses and taxis arriving with tourists, so it was really good to have half a day back at the ship to relax around the pool and now on our balcony.
Tonight it looks like we will take in another of the Production shows in the Theatre and tomorrow we head into Katakolon for a tour of Olympia.