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Transportation strike in Athens...

Hmmm...now what?

We left our Rome apartment at 4:00 AM for our flight to Athens this morning. No problems. I had researched the location of our hotel, figured out that we could take the metro from the airport, knew the name of the stop, and had figured out the directions to walk from the metro stop. As we walked out the airport exit a very helpful lady in uniform asked if we needed tourist information. I asked for the metro stop and her reply was, "All transportation on strike today. No metro, taxi, or bus." She said the airport was running one bus to a single stop in downtown. When I showed her the address of our hotel she said, "Oh that is very far. But maybe you can walk" I went back in the airport, got a city map of Athens, and we got on the only bus. It was a long walk, but when have we arrived somewhere and NOT had to walk a really long way? And this time we didn't get lost! Sightseeing later...a nap now!

Posted by Pelham Family 02:26 Archived in Greece

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