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Cool Retreat from Bustling City

We had walked through numerous laneways packed with tourists searching for souvenirs and with locals going about their daily affairs. We had clicked endless photos and viewed the contents of dozens of shops. We were weary and then there was this! Just off the busy tourist laneway this quiet café where only Greek was spoken and the food traditional. It was a treasure.
Athens in the Fall

September 4th 2014
The journey from Perth to Athens takes 24 hours with a 7 hour stopover in Doha. We were greeted in Athens by a warm young lady with a happy welcome to Athens communicating confidence that ‘everything has been taken care of’ for the transfer to the Palace Electra Hotel. It was close to dusk and just time for a quick walk through the narrow streets and laneways around the hotel before it was tim ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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