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HISTORICAL SIGHTS, SAPPHIC DELIGHTS

HISTORY BUFF CYD STURGESS TRAVELS TO GREECE AND FINDS A PLACE OF TIMELESS BEAUTY
PHOTOS CYD STURGESS

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the mythological world of Ancient Greece. So, when the opportunity arose for an early summer getaway to Athens, even Heracles couldn’t hold me back.

Arriving at Athens International Airport, I’m surprised by the mildness of the evening. Knowing that temperatures in the capital can reach a stifling 37°C in August, the balmy June sunshine and light breeze is refreshing after the plane journey. I pick up my bulging suitcase and opt for a taxi to Kolonaki, the district closest to the Hilton hotel where I’m staying. Those who can bear to leave the extra pair of Birkenstocks at home will find that the bus and metro offer cheaper alternatives to reach the city centre.

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