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  1. Things to do
    June 22, 2018
    Great to here i am deciding to visit Croatia next month and i'm collecting information about this country and your this article really helpful for me ...!!! Thanks.....!!!

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  2. Michel Orobona
    April 13, 2014
    I liked the natural "floor" of the Parthenon, conglomerate worn to a polish from two-and-a-half millennium of feet.

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  3. matthewriter
    March 23, 2014
    Wonderful article and pictures! Check out matthewriter.wordpress.com for another interesting piece on Athens. Thanks in advance.

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  4. A Southern Gypsy
    March 6, 2014
    Great story behind Athens. I love how involved you get your kids in the history behind everything and make it fun. Thanks for linking up the #SundayTraveler :)

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  5. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    March 5, 2014
    Love the story, but even more I love the task you set to get them looking around. Did they find the scar?

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  6. SJ @ Chasing the Donkey
    March 4, 2014
    Ohh, I'll be sure to call you when my little man starts asking about Greek Gods - you can tell him this story. You're so great at how you keep the boys entertained and engaged. Kudos Mama and big thanks for linking up with us to #SundayTraveler again.

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    • basketslife
      March 5, 2014
      Hi ~ thank you so much :0) so much fun for the kids!!

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  7. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo
    March 3, 2014
    What an awesome story, my boys would love this as they're really into Greek Gods and myths.

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    • basketslife
      March 5, 2014
      Thank you the gods are a lot of fun for the kids!

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  8. malaysianmeanders
    March 3, 2014
    I really enjoyed learning from you about the legend behind Athens name. I bet my kids would be keen on trying to find where the trident struck and where the olive tree sprouted.

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    • basketslife
      March 5, 2014
      HaHa Yes mine too ~ they were looking for it! How fun thank you for reading!

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  9. Dave
    March 3, 2014
    Well crafted post! I'll be reaching for the fancy olive oil this evening in honor of the mighty Athena.

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    • basketslife
      March 5, 2014
      Thank you for reading Dave!!

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  10. Mary {The World Is A Book}
    March 3, 2014
    I knew Athens was named after Athena but this was such an interesting and cool story. I will definitely repeat this story when we make it to Athens with the kids. My kids are very much into mythology and especially the Percy Jackson series so it would be neat to visit all the ruins. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story and more inspiration to visit Athens soon.

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  11. Bianca Malata (@ItsAllBee)
    March 2, 2014
    Thats a cute Story. I love fun facts when I travel. I read somewhere about this story. I really cannot wait to see Greece this year. KÖLNER DOM | COLOGNE CATHERDRAL

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  12. frankaboutcroatia
    March 2, 2014
    What an interesting story! I've known that Athens was named after Athena, but I have never actually known the whole legend behind it. You really know how to make a visit and stories about historical sites interesting. Read it in one breath. Thanks for linking back to our site :)

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    • basketslife
      March 2, 2014
      Aww thanks so much! Well you know if I don't keep my kids (and husband) entertained I can't go ~ so I actually do it so I can keep traveling LOL! thank you for reading and for inviting me to #SundayTraveler and your awesome page http://www.frankaboutcroatia.com/

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  13. Vanishing Point
    February 28, 2014
    Love the story, wish i'd known it when i was in Athens last year.

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    • basketslife
      March 2, 2014
      Thank you for stopping by ~ thank you and Yes its a cool story and fun to see the actual spot where the competition took place! :) Have a super day!

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  14. memographer
    February 28, 2014
    Thanks for the beautiful story and tip! I have my own shorter version of the story [wink]. Poseidon was the brother of Zeus. Athena was the daughter of Zeus. Poseidon was a cool uncle and loved his niece Athena. So she got the city on her 18th birthday.

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    • basketslife
      March 2, 2014
      Hee Hee Very nice story :) thank you for stopping by!

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  15. butterymash
    February 27, 2014
    That was an awesome story! :) I love the Greek gods but they always get so tied up in strange different names I never know what's going on!

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