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We woke up early and headed to Plaka for breakfast.
Had eggs at a touristy place but got charged more than we should have and had a word with the waiter who turned out to be the manager. To no avail.
Reached the Acropolis having got lost a few times in narrow windy passages of Plaka and spent a few hours exploring the ruins. Lots …
It's official - we have seen enough ruins for this trip. It sounds bad, but after the wonderful sights of Turkey, we're kind of over it. Having said that, we couldn't visit Athens and not see the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
Once again we hopped on a red bus, or in this case, just to be different, a yellow bus. We went to the Parthenon first …
... neighborhood. The base of the mountain is planted with pine trees, succulent plants, and wild greenery and makes for a pretty walk. The hike has the option of winding around the mountain via ramps (that you share with cars and taxis) or you can hike up a series of stairs and dirt ramps, as we chose to. About a third of the way up you start to catch glimpses of the future view which provides some much needed motivation for continuing the climb. Halfway up there is a decent ...