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Travel Blogs from Athens
... there were less than 100 total tourists up at the top of the hill. it was easy to get pictures of one of the most famous temples in recorded history - without a bunch of tourists in it! While shooting a couple photos, we found a foursome of people that had arrived via cruise ship a few hours prior. They had 7 hours in Athens and went straight where we were. It was a mother and her three children - two boys and a girl.
We walked to the Eastern tip ...
... from the Athenian temple to goddess Athena. Additionally, we met Mike White in front of one of the exhibits (Ned Schneebly from School of Rock). No one has any idea why he'd be by himself standing in the Acropolis Museum, but we got a picture with him.
Then I hiked up to the Acropolis ruins that overlook the entire city of Athens. The architecture, still standing since antiquity, was amazing. The first democracy holding many meetings ...
... and watched the changing of the guard. And then on to the Plaka district and lunch. Our drive took us through the city and some of the more fashionable shopping areas. Plaka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens that is clustered under the shadow of the Acropolis. It is made up of narrow busy streets that house shops, restaurants and markets. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due ...
... temple devoted to the goddess, Athena built on the Polis at the Acro……er……̷ 0;top.
So, there we were with thousands of other tourists and
did we all look miserable. I mean, you really would rather be the only ones up
there……wouldn’t you. We weren’t and nor were they. We had to queue to get on to
the path up the hill and queue once we got up there to look around. It’s a
... Monastiraki district where we found a treasure trove of all things imaginable. At Monastiraki we found the markets up against the green iron fences of the excavations relating to the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s library, and a few other yet unnamed bits of archaeological bliss. As the evening turned these markets turned into tavernas and we had to turn down the polite invitations of the restaurateurs as we made our way to the hotel. Sean bought our ...
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