Having just finished an Eastern Mediterranean cruise, by chance we asked Manos to show us the typical touristy sights of Athens- (Acropolis, Olympic Stadium, etc.). He delivered us back to our hotel and said, "if you want to see more Athens, call me in the morning." The second day he was thrilled to show us HIS Greece. I wanted to go back to the Plains of Marathon. I had attended a World Boy Scout Jamboree in Marathon and wanted to see the area.
Manos' pride and knowledge of his Greek people radiated as he spent the day showing the Marathon area with a special tour of a historic grave site where archaeologist cousin was working. We had a great lunch with him overlooking the Bay at Marathon...Wonderful memories!!!!