We left London on a bleak, cold morning and stepped out into the sun and heat of Athens – it was beautiful!  We had four days in Athens but used one of them to do a day trip to Delphi.

On our first day we took the metro from just outside our apartment and emerged at the Ancient Acropolis.


Looking at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus


We climbed the hill and saw the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. We enjoyed the beautiful views over Athens and then climbed down to see the Theatre of Dionysus.


The caryatids on the side of the Erechtheion


Reuben enjoying the Acropolis


View of the Temple of Olympian Zeus


View of Lykavittos Hill


Looking back at the Parthenon


The Parthenon


Reubs at the Theatre of Dionysus


After lunch, we explored the excellent museum of the Acropolis, where a lot of the original artefacts from the Acropolis are displayed. A lot of the original statues have been removed from the Acropolis for their preservation, so it was great to be able to see the originals.


Original Parthenon decorations


We then took a bus to Lykavittos Hill, where we climbed up then looked down over the Acropolis, which was lit up for the night and looked beautiful.

The Acropolis from Lykavittos Hill


That night we heard about the planned strikes in Athens the next day…which affected all monuments, transport and services, so we changed our plans to go to Delphi and instead headed via tram to one of the beaches south of Athens, where we enjoyed a swim and some sun.

Chilling on the beach


Waiting for the tram


We had dinner at Monastiraki square, listening to musicians and enjoying the fun outdoor vibe.


At Monistiraki Square


Eating moussaka

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Looks like heaps of fun. Love the night pics, they’re really pretty.


  2. Monica Drefs says:

    Hmmm … moussaka!


  3. Mum Bunn says:

    I love those interesting Greek words. And the sunshine looks wonderful!


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