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Public Holiday in Athens

May 3rd 2016
Tuesday: John was up at dawn and walking the area, starting with the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament Building. We met up for breakfast on the roof of the hotel with a wonderful spread of foods and THREE cappuccinos. Since it was a holiday none of the museums were open so we went on a shopping trip to the Plaka, starting with the areas just ... read more
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