Athens

The early comers, the Young family and me and my wife had been met at the airport by dear Bro Sotiris Sakellarios and brought home. Noon time on the 3rd May he kindly guided us towards Plaka and surroundings and we had lunch together in a lovely and delicious street restaurant. In the evening we went through Monastiraki square to Kotili restaurant and dined and danced with superb greek music performers.
The next day we met the Brewards and took a Hop on Hop off bus tour first inside the city than to the east sea side after a lunch.
The evening was the welcome dinner organized by our WM. It was a lovely evening through we sat gathered on two different tables and our IL member Greek Brethren were not appealed and reserved for that dinner.
The next day with taxis of 3-4 persons each we went to the National Gallery and than to a lovely restaurant where once the famous musician Manos Hadjidakis was frequenting and playing as well.
In the afternoon the Youngs, Turtons and Iris's continued the Hop on Hop off bus tour with the Piraeus leg.
The evening we all walked to Monastiraki Square and Kotili restaurant. However the Brewards and the Ivy's preferred to dine somewhere without music.
The next day we went again by several taxis to Akropolis and its archeological museum and had a wonderful lunch organised by our WM

The evening Brethren of Omiros lodge and Sotiris has taken us to the temple while the ladies had been taken to Lalaounis jewellery museum and dinner at Zonar restaurant
At the temple we assisted a third degree raising ritual in Greek and WM offered us all non Greek IL Brethren a remembrance plaquette.
The last day we all went to Poseidon temple at Sounion and than had lunch in a lovely sea side restaurant.
The evening was our farewell dinner again at the hotel and again in two tables with the absence of our IL member Greek Brethren.
Brethren who would leave early made their farewells and we all departed to our rooms
The next morning together with Susan and Alan Turton we went to Delphi and returned back safely. Now with my wife Behiye we continue our ballade in Peloponnessos peninsula till next Sunday evening

 

Hotel:


the hotel 9857 1Our hotel of choice was the Titania Hotel Athens, 52, Panepistimiou Ave., Athens, 10678, Greece located at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the historical and commercial centre of Athens, it is surrounded by the most important monuments such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. The Masonic Hall of Athens is just 1km away and there are two central underground stations 300m (Panepistimio) and 250m (Omonoia) away. The airport is accessible either by taxi (35min) or the underground (55min).

 

 

the hotel 1415 entrance 1

 

 

 

 

the hotel 4657 roof 1