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skijathos, waiting for flying cats
Whell, I was going to Athens from Skiathos, it was 1-day journey. But, i still have a planty of time to see and smell Athens. From harbour in Skijathos we leave at 8 AM with catamaran "Flying cat". It was very comfortable journey. I like boats of any kind, so i enjoyed during the trip. Still, we reach the land and continue to Athens by bus. There was no traffic and crowd, so we came on time at 11:30 AM. It was the mid-August mass exodus of Athenians, that  makes it much easier for us to get around Athens .
:)
It is the city where democracy was born and most of the wise men of ancient times. So, it was almost political metter for me to get to Athens.
;)
My first tought was "...the Acropolis!". The most famous archaeological monument in Europe. Acropolis is nominated to be one of the 7 wonders of modern world.
panthenon
 

The Parthenon and other main buildings on the Acropolis were built by Pericles in the 5th century BC. The term "acropolis" means upper city.

The Propylaea are the monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena.  The first habitation remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic period.
And just under the Acropolis, there was Plaka. The Plaka is the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic. Most of the restaurants are typical tourist places. An attractive approach to Plaka is to follow Odos Kydathineon Kythathineon, a pedestrian walkway that starts near the Aglican and Russian churches on Odos Fillelinon, south of Syntagma.
Syntagma is the square in front of the Parlament. The square is a central point to access all the major attractions of Athens. There is Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and is guarded by two Greek soldiers in traditional Greek uniforms. At the bottom part of Syntagma square is the beggining of Ermou street that leads to Monastiraki square.
Monastiraki is placed under the shadow of Acropolis. It's famous for the flea market on Sunday.
 


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skijathos, waiting for flying cats
skijathos, waiting for flying cats
panthenon
panthenon
plaka
plaka
musical-box
musical-box
aproaching to syntagma
aproaching to syntagma
metro station syntagma..and arheol…
metro station syntagma..and arheo…
soldier and pigeons
soldier and pigeons
soldier
soldier
train
train
garden
garden
sun clock
sun clock
plaka
plaka
zevs
zevs
Athens
photo by: Johnpro