Greece, a port of call of Royal Caribbean's
Splendour of the Seas
May 11, 1999
Kjell & Lois Evensen
Image: Wall of The Acropolis, Athens, Greece
to the war in Kosovo, Splendour of the Seas'
scheduled port, Venice, Italy,
was skipped and we were routed to Piraeus, Greece, the
port city to Athens. Since we have
been to Venice more than once before, the substitute
port was a welcome change for us.
This is the Dionysos Theater, visible during the
climb to The Acropolis.
The Acropolis and the surrounding ruins are in the
process of being repaired and maintained.
Along the way to the top of the mountain, we saw what
has to be described as a spare parts inventory.
We heard many languages as visitors from around the
world made the climb to the top.
Monastary atop a neighboring mountain.
The Greek Flag flies poudly at the summit.
The City of Athens covers 165 square miles and is
home to 3,100,000 people.
These views reveal the crane inside the structure.
This close-up is of a sculpture of a horse crushed
by the collapsed roof.
The capitals on these columns are doric.
Banks of colored lights provide a glorious view of
the mountain at night.
One last look up as we were descending the mountain.