He knows no fear!

My travels to Greece in 2014 – part 1

After a hard few months drilling my troops on the parade square, the Colonel has given me a weeks leave. My Auntie decided that we should go to Greece for some winter sun.

I arrived in Athens, the capital of Greece. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its history spanning around 3,400 years. It was a somewhat hot day with temperatures of 21 degrees and blue skies so I was looking forward to stripping down to my speedos when we hit the beach phwwooaarr…. I made sure that I had my speedos packed as I wanted to flash my assets to the greek gals.

The flag of Greece.

The flag of Greece.

My first tourist attraction was the Parliament building just off Syntagma Square and to inspect the soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The guards stand in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

These guards stood motionless even after I had farted!

These guards stood motionless even after I had farted!

The elite Evzones light infantry unit, provide a 24-hour honor guard, with an hourly guard change.

Not even a blink!

Not even a blink!

The Changing the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in particular has become a tourist attraction, with many people marvelling at the guards, who stand motionless during their one hour shifts.

They change the guards on the hour.

They change the guards on the hour.

On the way back to my hotel, I stopped by one of the many sex shops that are in Athens.

I stocked up my porn DVD collection.

I stocked up my porn DVD collection.

The next day my Auntie took me island hoping and the chance to enjoy some winter sun. We took the ferry to the island of Aegina 17 miles (27 km) from Athens. It was a really hot day and definitely a day for sunbathing and sexy gals.

The sea was so calm, definitely a day for swimming.

The sea was so calm, definitely a day for swimming.

From the ferry I could see the Temple of Apollo.

From the ferry I could see the Temple of Apollo.

Coming into port.

Coming into port.

Aegina is a small island and it is the nearest island to Athens and so it is popular vacation place for the Greeks especially in the summer.

Old fishing boats in Aegina harbour.

Old fishing boats in Aegina harbour.

Aegina town has many side streets for a pleasant walk.

The cathedral of Saint Nectarios of Aegina.

The cathedral of Saint Nectarios of Aegina.

Olives growing on trees.

Olives growing on trees.

Aegina is famous for it pistachio nuts. A 500g bag of nuts cost 6 Euros.

A pistachio nuts stall.

A pistachio nuts stall.

Before we headed to the beach, my Auntie wanted us to see the Temple of Apollo.

The ruins of the ancient settlement.

The ruins of the ancient settlement.

This temple is only a short walk from the port.

I was taking in the sights.

I was taking in the sights.

It cost only 2 Euros to visit the ruins.

This temple is dated from 600 B.C.

This temple is dated from 600 B.C.

It was built in the 6th century B.C. and only one pillar is left from the temple.

Only one pillar remains in the ancient sanctuary.

Only one pillar remains in the ancient sanctuary.

I could not believe how hot it was and so off to the beach we went….

What a beautiful day it was.

What a beautiful day it was.

….and the beach was quiet too!

The beach was quiet and we had it all to ourselves.

The beach was quiet and we had it all to ourselves.

I slapped on some suncream and eager waited for my Auntie to strip to her bikini…. Then disappointment – she had forgotten her bikini. Oh well naked sunbathing was in order. Then more disappointment grrrr…. nude sunbathing is illegal in Greece. Boo hoo….

It was great to strip off on the beach.

It was great to strip off on the beach.

We headed back to the ferry port just after sunset for our trip back to Athens.

Sunset over Aegina Town.

Sunset over Aegina Town.

Tomorrow I was going to visit the Acropolis of Athens, a World Heritage Site.

To be continued….

For more information about Greece please visit:

www.visitgreece.gr

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