February 26: Good sleep despite the celebrations, and traffic. Good breakfast. Temperatures of apx. 16°, sunny, windy. We walk after breakfast and get 20000 drachmas (approximately $80.00). Then on the bus and went to the Olympic Stadium. Could not get up to the Acropolis as the road was closed due to the holidays, so we go to the temple of Poseidon. Back to hotel and nap for a while, then out to a scrumptious seafood dinner. Back by 9:30. Our bag arrived while we were away in the A.M.
drachma: a silver coin of ancient Greece, dating from about the mid-6th century BC, and the former monetary unit of modern Greece. The drachma was one of the world’s earliest coins. Its name derives from the Greek verb meaning “to grasp,” and its original value was equivalent to that of a handful of arrows. The early drachma had different weights in different regions. From the 5th century BC, Athens gained commercial pre-eminence, and the Athenian drachma became the foremost currency. One drachma equaled 6 oboli; 100 drachmas equaled 1 mine; and 60 mine equaled 1 Attic talent.

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