Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 17 Santorini to Athens

Today we did more walking around Fira and did some shopping.  We had lunch at restaurant Firostefani, which overlooks the Caldera.  We had a fun Greek waiter who couldn’t do enough for us.  Later we took the hydrofoil back to Pireus, the trip taking 4 hours.  We were picked up in Pireus and taken to Athens by the same driver who had driven us around Athens before we went to the islands.  I felt very sorry for him.  He told us that the day before, he had picked up some Dutch tourists from the airport.  They told him that because of Greece’s economic problems, they, the Dutch were paying his salary and when he pointed out the Acropolis to them, they said they were surprised that there was not a “For Sale” sign on it.  He said he felt so humiliated.  We had a late dinner in the Plaka, then back to the Athenium Callihoe hotel for a welcome sleep.

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