And then there's the homeless dogs too
I also heard of water bottle recycling stations everywhere in Greece and for every empty plastic bottle put in the machine out comes a handful of dog or cat kibble. Is that a great idea or what? I can just picture the homeless dogs and cats reactions to the people appearing with a plastic bottle.
We heard some of the history and mythology of famous gods and goddesses as well as mention of Ari Onassis, his famous wife and girlfriend, tragic children and his shipping empire.
There’s amazing art as well as graffiti all over Athens, some crude, some very well done and very beautiful. I also saw many artful posters, signs and marquees on the drive back to Piraeus. We passed a wonderful big new building under construction and learned it was to be the new Opera house and city Library.
The tour guide told us of how difficult it was to construct their subway system in time to host the 2004 Olympic Games as the workers kept finding historical artifacts and had to stop work until all finds were carefully preserved. These discoveries continue to halt the progress in making the subway longer but the 20 miles of track they have completed has helped the traffic situation a lot in this busy city of 3 million people. I’d go back to visit Athens in a minute; the Plaka District was one of my favorite places in all of the Mediterranean, also known as the Neighborhood of the Gods. I could easily spend a few days in this neighbourhood.