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upon you everywhere. On the road to Delphi, you suddenly recall that it was here Oedipus met his father, Laius, King of Thebes. Unrec ognized, Oedipus was struck with a whip, to make room for his father's chariot to pass. Enraged, the young man attacked and killed his father, the tragedy described by Sophocles in Oedipur Rex. S.. Currency exchange is favorable to Ameri cans, with drachmae 30 to the dollar. And you'll find it easy to remember the coinage of Greece in converting drachma prices into dol lars. About $10 a day will cover everything. You'll be tempted, as everyone is, to pur chase a few Greco-Roman antiquities (dug-up coins, pottery, statuary) for which you'll need a government permit. Or you may see a fas cinating Byzantine icon or some silver jewelry with Grecian motifs. Travel in Greece will give you many golden opportunities to try new dishes. And they have such an interesting custom in tavernas (res taurants) . .. you are expected to walk right into the kitchen and select what you want from the cooking pots. In the cities, sitting at tables outside con fectioners' shops, you can indulge in various glyka tou tapsion, all sweetmeats made in a pan and cut up into small pieces. If you drop in at a kafenion Greek coffee is served, in tiny panied by a glass of cold water, tom here. (coffee shop) cups, accom as is the cus- Greece adds modern convenience for the traveller, to a civilization that was ancient when B.C. changed to A.D. See Greece! GREECE means: color, light, hospitality, warmth Read about beautiful Greece! ----------------- --------------- NATIONAL TOURIST ORGANIZATION OF GREECE 120 East 56th Street, New York 22 * Plaza 5-0569 My Travel Agent is .. Send me your vacation folder on glorious Greece. I Name Street City Zone State_ Mention the National Geographic-It identifies you w..