Day nineteen started with the ship docking in the busy port town of Piraeus, Greece. From there it’s a 30 minute bus ride to the Acropolis in Athens. We have all seen the photos showing the lovely ancient building on the hill and longed to visit the site. This was that day. What you don’t imagine or see in the photos are all the people that are also there with you. Essentially it’s you and 5,000 other people visiting the Acropolis at the same time. The first image in the post shows the stairway leading into and out of the buildings.
There were ships coming and going all day long in the port of Piraeus.
You always want to know where you parked the boat in case you get lost. The red arrow on this Google map shows where are cruise ship was parked just outside the cruise terminal.
When ever I’m in Greece, I always make a point of stopping at Vanos Ship supplies to see the new merchandise. OK, I’ve never been to the place, just liked how the reflections in the glass looking on their building.
View of the Acropolis without all the other folks that are visiting the site at the same time.
When in town, don’t forget to visit the Just Coffee store located at Leof. Andrea Siggrou 338, Kallithea 176 73, Greece.
Helmets, we don’t need no stinking helmets. But they did seem friendly.
Agios Nikolaos church in Piraeus.
The Agios Nikolaos church was not on any tour, it just stood out from every 6 or 7 story square building that was the port city of Piraeus and neighboring Athens. After returning from the Acropolis, I decided to walk a couple blocks over from the terminal area and view the church up close.