15 Sept. Kórinthos, Pátra (Greece – Italy) 16 Sept. Bari, Napoli

Pireás 2006.9.14 train 9.14 Athína 9.15 10:06 ΟΣΕ300 11:21 Kórinthos (new)

Kórinthos (new) 2006.9.15 13:27 IC24 15:41 Pátra

Pátra 2006.9.15 18:00 Blue Star Ferry

Blue Star Ferry 9.16 08:30 Bari Stazione Marìttima

Bari Centrale 2006.9.16 10:15 trenitalia 11:41 Taranto 9.16 bus 17:00 Napoli

[Napoli continued]

I wanted to visit Kórinthos but there was no train at 9:06 from Athína so I had to waste an hour and also from Kórinthos new station. I had waited for a bus to city about an hour so I wasted total two hours. I just saw the sea and had to come back to took a train to Pátra. It was not so far away from train station to ferry terminal but I had to come back to right behind to the station because the ferry was there. It was my first time to crossing country by ferry. My ticket was deck class ticket but I was able to seat at aircraft class because there were few people on board. I enjoyed on boarding. I had ‘gyros’ which is Greek food and saw the sunset and arrival at dropping point.

I slept from about two in Italian time after I changed my watch an hour back. Somebody woke me up after the ferry arrived. I couldn’t find way easily. Finally I found Bari station after looking around the old town on the way. I had to change to bus, not to train from Taranto. The bus was valid with Interrail ticket and arrived at Napoli about 5 o’clock. I met two girls who left their notebook in the train next to me. But they were going to Sicilia so I said goodbye.

In Napoli I couldn’t find hostel’s vacancy near the station so I had to take metro. I looked around the city and came back to hostel. Surprisingly I met Australian guys again who I met in the train from Kórinthos to Pátra. We are staying in the same room. What a surprise! However my stomach is not good because I had two pans of Napolian pizza.


14 Sept. Athína, Pireás

[Athína continued]

Athína 2006.9.14 train 9.14 Pireás

Pireás 2006.9.14 train 9.14 Athína 9.15 10:06 ΟΣΕ300 11:21 Kórinthos (new)

I decided not to sleep last night but felt asleep about seven in the morning. When I got up it was too late to visit Acropolis but it was unmissible site so I changed my mind to stay one more night in Athína.

I visited Acropolis only on foot and it took many hours until three o’clock. It was lucky that I felt asleep in this morning. How could I look around this great site in a few hours in the morning? I found something that a part of building was not at the right position but in the British museum. And that was what I’ve seen when I was in London.

I couldn’t even feel tired before get down from the hill. I realised that the weather was really hot even it was September now. I was wearing just a short and a Tshirt with flipflop which I used to wear only in the house or taking a shower.

I didn’t know what to do and where to visit after Acropolis, I decided to go to see the sunset from seaside. What a nice plan I made! I just took a metro for about 20 minutes and arrived at Pireás which is the nearest seaside from the capital Athína. I also saw a ship landing and a lot of people and cars landing for more than ten minutes. This was unexpected nice scene. I wanted to board the ship but that is what I’m going to do tomorrow.

I came back to Athína and checked in to a new room in the same hostel which has many beds but no people except me. I’m going to visit Kórinthos before boarding a ferry tomorrow.

13 Sept. Thessaloníki, Athína

İstanbul Sirkeci 2006.9.12 20:00 Friendship Express 445 9.13 07:21 Thessaloníki

Thessaloníki 2006.9.13 12:43 ΟΣΕ501 18:13 Athína Lárisa

[Athína continued]

When I woke up I realised that I slept whole night until arriving. I remember just passport control time. The guy in the same room was from Germany but staying Greece to study Greek! I was lucky that I met that guy.

He bought me a ‘normal’ Greek breakfast but it was special for me. We had talked about a lot of things, endless discussion. I asked his email before saying goodbye.

I went into Thessaloníki but I couldn’t find way exactly what I wanted because I didn’t have any map. I have just seen the whole map of Thessaloníki only once. It was a seasided beautiful city. I felt comfortable that I came back to EU country. Greece uses Euro and people were not strange like the other eastern European countries. Of course it should be. They had held Olympic games just about two years ago.

I didn’t have enough time to spend in Thessaloníki because I wanted to get to Athína quickly. I took a day time train after long time ago. But there were too many people so I had to change my seats a few times.

I arrived at Athína in the late afternoon and let the laundries to be done till tomorrow morning. It was not cheap but I had to do it today. I went into the city and visited many places including Olympic stadium except Acropolis. I’ll visit there tomorrow early in the morning.

I could also access Internet as free of charge. I sent lots of emails and chat with father about card usage. We had an argue again.