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Travel Blogs from Athens
... condition than the Parthenon.
There was an area that the mother had mentioned at the top of the Acropolis called Placa - she was told that it was a "must-see". We were on this side of the hill and decided to seek it out. Athens was VERY hot and still today. We were very parched and very hot. Just below the Agora was a street and the first cafe we saw had several fans blowing mist. Sitting down, we had a couple glasses of water and Amanda ordered ...
... they told us our room wasn't ready for another 3.5 hrs. Oh boy! We ate a nice breakfast at the hotel , toured around the local neighbourhood and bought all our ferry tickets for our upcoming travels. We then got our room a little early and finally got some shuteye for about 4 hours.
After the nap
We woke up showered and headed for the rooftop pool bar. We made our plans there that after ...
... of Attica, Athena and Poseidon-Erechtheus. A relief frieze, bearing a representation possibly of the birth of Erechtheus, decorated the exterior of the building. To the south-west is the famous porch with the Caryatids the marble statue. These are only copies, one is exhibited in the British Museum and the remaining ones are on display in the Acropolis Museum.
In classical times, it functioned as the high Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases, but is ...
to have desert. So, to our horror, they brought us out a large complementary
dish of Turkish delight and caramels which we, somewhat uncomfortably, also
As today was a public holiday………May day………… most of the
restaurants in Plaka were actually filled with locals out to enjoy the day.
Greeks tend to go out in family groups
and are ...
... had terminated at the station. I decided to indulge in a very early breakfast on the balkony overlooking the city's main streets. I particularly enjoyed the coffee and a brawnie cake. I packed all the essentials in my small rucksack, changed clotches and charged batteries.
An early walk to the hills to admire the beautiful sunrise was a true delight. Just before 5.30am I was on the top of Lykabetos Hill. The 278 meter Lycabettus Hillis located in ...