Chilean mine disaster survivors in Greece

AP News
Posted: Jun 01, 2011 10:28 AM
Chilean mine disaster survivors in Greece

The 33 Chilean miners who survived after their mine collapsed last year are visiting Greece at the invitation of a local mining company.

Greece's culture ministry said the 33 men, accompanied by family and friends, have toured the Acropolis Museum in Athens and attended a lunch hosted by the culture minister, Pavlos Geroulanos.

The workers spent 69 days trapped half a mile underground in a collapsed gold and copper mine. They were pulled out of the mine by a rescue capsule in October.

The men were due to travel to Crete later Wednesday.