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... is a different story, and of course we saw some beggars and people that were by no means well off, but homelessness seemed much worse in Paris, and overall Athens seemed no worse than many other European cities we've visited.
Adam our Airbnb host met us at the metro station at almost 10pm. As we took the escalator up to street level it didn't take long for the waft of delicious grilled meats to hit us! We apologised for the late hour, but 10 is ...
... for Apollo's answer - which would then be interpreted or explained by a priest in a vague riddle like way. The site also has a well preserved theater for song contests to honor Apollo, made of marble and able to seat 5000. It was built into the steep hill side. It is believed that the Bronze Charioteer stood outside the entrance. I was reminded of concerts at the Gorge or Red Rocks - the audience would have looked over the stage at the stunning scenery. When athletic ...
... the tour includes the Acropolis) and returned to Monastiraki Square via the Flea Market to find Souvlaki Row and a lunch break! After a half plate of kebabs and tomato salad I was ready to head back to Syntagma (constitution) Square and the hotel. Stopped and bought some bottled water on the way. Dinner will be somewhere in the neighborhood - not too long a walk away! But it's been a great first day in Athens - and feels even farther than one time zone from La ...
... followed by Ancient Agora and Tower of Winds. From there we walked up to the Acropolys passing through the Theatre of Dionysos. Finally, finally, we reached the top of the hill where the Pantheon was. All I can say is the first words out of my mouth were literally "holy mother of god!" And I can say for sure that I have never said this out loud before. This place was just incredible. The sheer size of the pillars on their own was just... ...
... Now a ruin of its formal glory, it is still easy to imagine crowds of eager Athenians gathering in the amphitheatre to take in a Satyr Play, or a tragedy - invented here in Athens by Thespis (hence the term thespian for actor).
We followed up lunch with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which makes a nice addition to a visit to the Acropolis. While ancient ruins are impressive, it's often difficult to tell what you are looking at without a PhD in ...