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April 13th 2009
Published: April 13th 2009
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Athens, the capital of Greece, is at least 3000 years old and widely referred to as ´the cradle of western civilization.

We had a lovely private tour of the city, and I have included a couple of photos; the first is of the Parthenon on the Acropolis, one of the most famous landmarks in the world. This photo was taken from a pretty outdoor restaurant where we had coffee with our guide.

Another photo is of one of the guards at the Palace (now the President?s Residence as Greece no longer has a ruling monarchy).

Lastly, there is a panoramic photo of the city from one of the hills surrounding it. If you look closely, you can see the Panthenon on the Acropolis in the background.

This is where the Olympics began. The first modern Olympics were held here in 1896 and then again in 2004.

Getting close to the end of the voyage, but still Rome and Barcelona to go.

Love to all of you, Granddaddy and Granny Lynne

Please click on the links below for the tracking map, the Queen Victoria Bridge webcam and the Queen Victoria tracking map.

Chuck and Lynne's Satellite Tracking Map

Webcam on the Bridge of the Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria GPS Tracking Map

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