What the heck does this say anyway?
Modern Athens is a huge city, and some parts are not pretty at all- but that is city life anywhere.
above: an lovely Greek Church
above: the Parliament building
I did enjoy poking around some of the markets and shops that serve the locals. Things like fish markets, dried goods, all kinds of things sold in bulk. Check out these photos:
These fresh olives looked so delicious!
I went into one shop and tasted some alcoholic drink called Raki I think. It was so strong. I can hardly believe I drank something from a shop keeper that was poured out of a bottle I didn’t even look at! At any rate I did a bit of shopping and was quite happy with our time in Athens. Here are all the photos I took of the ancient ruins and temples:
above: temple of Olympian Zeus
above: Hadrian's Arch
above: Dionysus Theatre
above: Wet Doggie at the Acropolis!
above: at the Acropolis
above: approaching the Acropolis, Athena's Temple
Other than the hideous amounts of rain that kept pouring down most of the day, we enjoyed it. And we now have an overpriced umbrella as a souvenir. Today we’re in Kusadasi, Turkey. I hope you can come back again for more adventures from the Aegean Sea Cruise. Thanks for stopping by!