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"Beginning with the flawless opening ceremony, billions of people are finally beginning to learn what Greeks already know - that we are a modern, dynamic, efficient nation, ready for any challenge and able to play a larger role in our region and in the world." - Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, pres. athens '04 organizing committee
 

Highlights
Watching the Opening Ceremony as well as 6 other events, Partying with the Aussie crew and Barry, Exploring Aegina on scooters

lows
Inadequate ferry schedule to Aegina, Lack of air-con on Athens metro, Constantly high noise levels, Booing of US basketball team during their matches

head scratchers
Explosive Greek tempers, Non-existent Greek queues, Booing of teams by fans of the competing teams

 

 

population (mn)

10.7 million
capital Athens
languages Greek
religion Greek Orthodox
currency Euro

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 3
culture: 5
fun: 4
transport: 4
nature: 3
FOOD: 4

 

 
total score: 23/30

 

average cost per day
$US200 per day (for two) -- Euro zone Europe like Greece is
expensive! Restaurant and accommodation prices were also marked up during the Games. Excludes the cost of Olympics events.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
  August 26, 2004->   athens '04 summer olympics  
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