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Travel Blogs from Athens
... Acropolis and eavesdropped on a tourguide explaining the coordinates of various monuments and sights below - and pointing them out. Taking mental notes, we walked around the last part of the Acropolis to where they had most of the heavy machinery and stockpiles of ancient boulders, etc. There were many workers inside the Parthenon doing restoration of some sort. The building as a whole is in shambles - I eavesdropped a different tourguide when he was telling ...
... on the very ground which we stood! Acropolis in Greek literally translates to "High city". Built on a mountain, the Athenian Acropolis served as a fortified governmental center with a great vantage point over the whole city.
We had lunch outdoors in the streets below the Acropolis. Little birds landed on our table as we ate tomatoes and peppers stuffed with dill orzo. It was one of the best meals so far, and for dessert we had ...
... proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. After lunch we were given tine to explore on out own. Around every corner there seems to be more ruins of some temple or ancient building. Many just in open lots. I guess when you have so many important ones the smaller ones are left alone. The tiny stores offer all sorts souvenirs and object of interest.
Dinner was on our own and we ended up at a non-touristy neighborhood restaurant and had a delicious ...
... place up at Acropolis and stone masons are working to restore
the temple……which will take a very long time. I was so fascinated by the size
of the crowds that I had to take photos of all of us with the temple in the
background. And I must hand it to our guide, she plodded on with her
explanations against the background of all the other guides yelling at their
groups. You could hear every language and each language type ...
... or more precisely, Aegean Sea.
Landing at Athens, we got our bags and then headed toward the taxi stand, got in, tried to converse to the driver and he said, "Centre? Problem. Is close down." And that is all until we get to the city itself. As we near the parliament building, the guards in their official uniform walk along the street, so I know we are close to the hotel, just of Syntagma square. …and the riot police. There are a number of ...
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