Thursday, Sept 22nd – We docked at Piraeus, Greece (Athens) early this morning. One of the old broads had arraned for the seven of us to have our own tour guide and air-conditioned van to take us on a tour of Athens. We met our wonderful tour guide and our driver, Kostas at 9:00 a.m. Off we went for an exciting day. First we saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in front of the Parliament building. It was a choreographed performance with lavish uniforms and was interesting to watch. They do this every hour 24/7. Next we went to the Acropolis which was walking uphill the whole way. Our guide swooped in to the front of a very long line of tourist and got our tickets to see the Parthenon, which is the most perfect example of classical architecture in the world. Then we saw the Temple of Zeus and the all-marble Olympic Stadium built in 1896. It was now 1:00 p.m. so we had reservations at a highly recommended restaurant, Gods’ Restaurant. The meal was fabulous. The last stop was the National Archaeological Museum, which boast the world’s finest collection of Greek antiquities. We then returned to the ship in time to play Trivia at Happy Hour and we won for the 2nd time. We enjoyed the bottle of champagne. It was the end of a perfect day in Athens.