Travel Blogs from Athens
... of Athena in her various guises and ultimately to the replica tables that explained the birth of Athena. Drenched in insight and knowledge we were very lucky to have such a passionate and knowledgable guide through the Acropolis and the Museum.
Back to our driver and we headed down into the city first to Haidrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and then the Olympic stadium. Next we toured through the heavily secured government area with the guards posted at the gates to ...
... free admission), we saw Acropolis and it was absolutely gorgeous. The views from the top make Athens look like, well, NOT Athens. Acropolis itself is obviously an incredible structure and it was definitely worth it to see. After that, we saw the original Olympic stadium which was MUCH smaller than I expected it to be but very cool nonetheless. On our last day, we were planning to go out to another island but as I went to take money out for ...
... Numismatic Museum. This museum is housed in the beautiful old mansion of archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. It contains one of the largest collections of coins in the world, both ancient and modern.
After a brief visit to the museum we were free to have lunch in Athens. We settled for a quick, uneventful sandwich at Everest, essentially a type of European ...
... and all I can say is there is some great items on display and the top floor recreates the fresco that went around the Parthenon. Visually it is brilliant to see, clearly Lord Elgin is most unpopular for taking away lots of artefacts. It was god to hear some museums are returning items. As per usual I took way to many photos of horses:). It's also good where you can clearly see original and the restoration ...
... All those lessons when the kids were small finally paid off! We went back to the taverna being transported by T3.5 and getting wet bottoms due to some waves to be greeted by the waiter delighted that we had returned again. A 2nd day there and another meal at the taverna with an invitation out next day with the owner was unfortunately not fulfilled because the weather had worsened and we moved onto Aegina next morning to get shelter in the harbour.
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