Walking through The Oldest City in the World
(183 pages, ©1998 Bruce Hunt)
By Bruce Hunt
Fourteen tours which
take you to the famous and less well known parts of ancient, medieval
and modern Athens, self-led, they are infinitely flexible and
can be a must do for the "power walker" and those wishing
to avoid exertion at all cost.
Athens is a busy place
as befits a capital city which physically is the product of the
past fifty years built on the previous five thousand. It DEMANDS
PATIENCE. It is easy to be overwhelmed by motorcycles, traffic,
crowds and the wonders just around the corner. Better to slow
down and enjoy a few things than try to "cover" many.
Athens and Greece will be here when you return.
These walks have been
developed over many years, years in which Athens kept changing.
Although they have been updated and corrected, as this is printed
there are new museums about to open, others re-opening after years
of renovation and all seem to be in a constant state of improvement.
This is to say, the dynamism of Athens is not restricted to motor
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