BEST WESTERN PLUS Embassy Hotel
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... time. There are wonderful views across the city form here. We wandered back around to the Erechtheion where the porch on the side is supported by the caryatids, lovely carved ladies used a pillars. The photographs of which there are many will show you the vast size of this site and wonderful buildings, the only downside is all the cranes and building works going on to repair the restoration completed in the late ...
...When we got to Athens we took a train to the central area. We had gyros and baklava, incredible. Everywhere we went there would be people trying to get you to eat at their place. We checked in at the hostel and walked around the city some. Lots of children begging and street performing, very weird. I kept finding myself speaking Italian to Greeks by accident. We walked around the markets and I got way too many souvenirs for people, including a postcard for Sara, if ...
... dirty the town looked. There was graffiti everywhere. The gutters are littered with cigarette buts! We did however have a very willing and friendly taxi driver. Once we told him why we had come ashore he immediately, took us to his "friend" who sorted our phone. He then took us on a mini tour pointing out all the sites of the Olympic Games, drove us past the Acropolis and dropped us in the Plaka (old Athens). This part is rather lovely and away ...
... shops and restaurants. The people stand outside
the restaurants trying to lure you in, but we had never before seen them with
the dishes on the menu displayed on their ipads. We had a very nice meal there
including some excellent dolmades, and feeling restored, set off to find the
Library of Hadrian nearby. This had a large and impressive façade with ionic
... other segments were for we never figured out.
The walk up to the Acropolis was steep and rocky, but manageable. Once atop you could walk around and explore around the Parthenon. There was quite a bit of scaffolding and machinery on a couple sides of the Parthenon because they are in a multi-year project trying to fortify it and keep it around for others to see years to come. I have to say, seeing the scaffolding around the Parthenon and other ...