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25 September 2005

one last day in the accent

our last big driving day. kalabaka was mostly dead on sabbato morning, but we managed to find breakfast of yogurt and tost, check out, and head south by noon. with only a few detours getting throug athens we made it all the way to sounio, the southernmost tip of the attic peninsula. for what felt like the hundredth time we hiked up to see a bunch of pillars and tourists, but once again it was well worth it. the temple of poseidon is a beautiful structure and the location with the mediterranean behind it is perfect. we took some photos and grabbed overpriced sandwiches from a nearby vendor and left without waiting for the sunset since we needed to make it back to athens.

we headed north into athens and the traffic and navigation was just as horrible as we had expected. we did eventually find the exarchion hotel, park our car, and get settled for our last day. after a drawn out debate about whether we should drive to the airport and return the car tonight or in the morning we settled on our hunger and let the car sit while we sought out food. cheap gyros and expensive crepes fed us well, and while katharine and martin took advantage of the free internet at our hotel i went and scouted out a seat in the nearby bar to watch greece in the eurobasket 2005 championship game against germany. they won handily and though the tv later showed photos of celebrations and fireworks we didn’t really see or hear any of it.