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.
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 guards stand in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The elite Evzones light infantry unit, provide a 24-hour honor guard, with an hourly guard change.
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.
On the way back to my hotel, I stopped by one of the many sex shops that are in Athens.
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.
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.
Aegina town has many side streets for a pleasant walk.
Aegina is famous for it pistachio nuts. A 500g bag of nuts cost 6 Euros.
Before we headed to the beach, my Auntie wanted us to see the Temple of Apollo.
This temple is only a short walk from the port.
It cost only 2 Euros to visit the ruins.
It was built in the 6th century B.C. and only one pillar is left from the temple.
I could not believe how hot it was and so off to the beach we went….
….and the beach was quiet too!
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….
We headed back to the ferry port just after sunset for our trip back to Athens.
Tomorrow I was going to visit the Acropolis of Athens, a World Heritage Site.
To be continued….
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