The B&R trip ended with an early morning arrival in Pireás,
the port for Athens. Back to the Grande Bretagne as our base for further
exploration of the city.
left) Entering port of Pireás. (above
middle) Sunrise as we approach
Pireás. (above right) National park in Athens. (Below
station near parliament. (below middle) Good food, good wine, good company. (below right) At Temple of Olympian Zeus.
(above left) View to the sea
from Agios Gerogios. The Acropolis is on the right and the parliament building and national park are in the middle left. (above middle) Carol is intrigued by something other than her Mini. (above
right) Changing of the guard at Greece's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (below) Teachers were demonstrating for a 45% pay hike. The firetruck was back in case things got out of hand. And, if things really got wild, police with riot gear were down many side streets around parliament.
left) Private cars are
only allowed in the central city on an odd-even cycle, so taxis are plentiful,
but not all have meters. (above middle) The
Parthenon seen through Hadrian's Arch. (above right) A short, but light,
rain. (below left) Athen's First
Cemetery. (below middle) Finally, getting a flight home from Heathrow. (below right) After flight problems
in Athens, more problems in Heathrow resulting in many hours in the lounge
and our bags showing up one at a time over a period of days. (bottom
row) More food!