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... masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground. In the distance we can see Mars Hill
The monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess and namesake of the city. Protecting the main entrance to the Acropolis, is the Ionian temple of Apteros Nike, which is in the process of being restored. The Acropolis is made up of many buildings and temples. During the Classical period three important temples were erected on the ...
... Easter in Athens. It seemed that it was only Greeks out in the streets and everyone had candles lit to rejoice in the rebirth of Christ. While the main celebration is at midnight, I think that many families choose to celebrate early as there is a family dinner held afterwards. That said, the restaurant where we had dinner at expected to be busy until at least 3 in the morning.
We had our Mistrika soup and grilled lamb, then went for a wander to try ...
... Acropolis! :) It was a really great day!!
On Tuesday we had orientation and started classes. Our time this week has mostly been consumed with classes. In Greece we will have classes more frequently for less amount of time each, but overall more class time. I'm not sure how I like my classes so far. I have a lot of homework already! The best part of the day is that our lunch is included! We get so much delicious food--it's awesome!
Yesterday as ...
... some extra money. Later that day our group got a tour of the National Archaeological Museum. It helped us learn a bit more about the history of Greece. My roomies and I decided to make a meal in our kitchenette, so we tried out the local mini supermarket. One of my roomies had already bought pasta and tomato paste (cause she couldn't find the sauce), so all we really needed was some cheese. Well, we went with the cheapest cheese. The meal ...
Our hostel is in a deserted lane in the
Plaka district of Athens, minutes away from all the important and historical
sites - the Acropolis (Parthenon), Ancient Agora, Syntagma Square and the
Temple of Olympian Zeus. Danny and I explored the bustling street markets of
Ermou Street and oriented ourselves to all the historical sites we are going to
visit tomorrow. We also saw the Parliament, and Syntagma Square (the site for
all the ...