A travelogue around Athens, Piraeus and Vouliagmini.
Various locations around Greece.
L/S of a young woman, Gaye Ashwood, walking up the steps of the Acropolis. M/S of Gaye walking past columns, tilt up to the blue sky. C/U of a crumbling column, tilt up to reveal its length. Low angle M/S of some more columns, panning shot to show the Parthenon of Pericles. L/S, looking between two columns, of a ruined temple in the distance. Low angle M/S of the same temple - instead of columns, statues of women hold up the roof. Low angle M/S of one of statue columns. L/S, taken through the trees, of the Acropolis on top of a hill, panning shot across to contrast these ancient ruins with the modern city of Athens.
L/S of an aeroplane landing on a runway, panning shot of the plane as it taxis. Various M/Ss of the plane taxiing. M/S of passengers coming down the stairs of the plane. Low angle M/S of some ancient ruins in the city centre, tilt down to busy traffic driving past. L/S of traffic and modern buildings, looking through the columns of an ancient ruin. L/S of an apartment block, tilt down to a busy road. Various L/Ss of traffic, trams and pedestrians in Athens. Low angle shot of a statue in front of a modern hotel. Low angle shot of a palm tree in front of the King George hotel. M/S of an old man in a park using a camera on a tripod, panning shot to the photo's subject: a young boy on a bench. C/U of the photographer and his camera. M/S of a sign for a Taverna. L/S of the Taverna with tables outside, a man carrying a basket walks down some crumbling stairs next to the Taverna. M/S of two men sitting outside at a table. The man carrying the basket enters and offers them some grapes. C/U of one of the men eating a bunch of grapes. M/S of the grape seller holding a bunch.
Low angle shot of two windows with traditionally designed bags and rugs hanging from the shutters, tilt down to a doorway with the words - 'Art House Gallery' painted above it. The shopkeeper comes out of the door with two female tourists. He points to some brass pots outside the shop. C/U of a clothe bag. C/U of some brass pots, tilt to a lower shelf with more pots on. M/S of the man showing a brass pot to one of the tourists.
Pireus/ Piraeus and Vouliagmini
L/S, looking through pine trees, of the harbour at Piraeus. M/S of a boy walking along the harbour, panning shot across the water to show moored sailing boats. L/S of the harbour taken from the cliff tops. L/S from the top of a hill looking down to the rocky beach and blue sea at Vouliagmini. L/S of the crowded beach and hills behind Vouliagmini. M/S of sunbather lounging on the sand. L/S of the sea - several swimmers and a canoeist are in the foreground. M/S of young people in swim wear playing volley ball on a court near the beach, panning shot follows one rather ample girl in a bikini. M/S of muscle men working out on rings and bars on the beach. M/S of women sunbathing on deck chairs - "here, a million Aphrodites enchant ...". Top shot of two young women in swimsuits lying on sun loungers chatting. L/S of the Temple of Zeus - "never far away, the symbols of greatness". Low angle panning shot of the temple's columns. L/S, taken between two trees, of a row of ancient columns.