Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Athens - Day 3 ☼

"Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language" - Day 3 -16th April 2015, Athens - Greece

10:00am: Today was our first proper day of intense sightseeing. We started off at the Acropolis museum which then led us to the Acropolis itself. The acropolis site is so vast and has so many sites within it including; Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus,  Temple of Athena and much much more. Pictures can only describe the beauty of the ancient citadel. 

13:00pm: By this time the sun was really beating down on us (more specifically my scalp *ouch*) Though we were still chugging along and headed to the Ancient Agora of Athens located on the north west side of the Acropolis. In the large space is the Temple of Hephaestus sitting on top of a hill. This was by far one my favourite places to visit as the temple was so kept so beautifully in tact you could really see the outline of the building. 
14:00pm:  Of course there is always time for a spot of lunch including a traditional greek salad! The difference between a traditional one and a normal greek salad you ask? Small croutons of bread from Greece! 
15:00pm: Next a visit to Hadrian's library, where, as the name suggests, papyrus scrolls were kept. Please enjoy some very different styled tourist photos. We're an unusual couple....
16:00pm: The sun still shining and the day still young we headed to the Kerameikos cemetery. The museum along with the area contain funerary sculptures elaborate, decadent and intriguing. 


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