Ancient ruins amongst a thriving city
10.19.2007 - 10.21.2007
And another three airline meals later, we made it to Greece. Our currency exchange woes continued as we made it to Europe right as the dollar hit an all time low against the Euro; so everything is a bit more expensive.
Regardless, Athens is a great city! It has gracefully merged all the benefits of a thriving metropolis with the beauty and history of its ancient past. We made it through all the mandatory sights in a whirlwind 2.5 day tour. A big unexpected highlight was our handmade Greek leather sandals; Jeffrey’s actually made from scratch while we waited.
We’ve actually decided to take the overnight ferry to the island of Crete and spend a couple of days relaxing at the Blue Palace Resort & Spa (God bless those Starwood points). We’re posting this message from the ship now so on our next posting, we’ll be fully relaxed, if not spoiled a little.