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Sounio at sunset; Temple of Poseidon

After an amazing trip to Syros, we headed back to the mainland to catch up on our cultural duties.  We scrapped plans to go to Rhodes in favor of visiting things in the city.  I love Athens and have spent a lot of time there, but there were some things that I had just never gotten around to doing, and this was my chance.  So we visited the Natural History Museum in Kifissia, the Folk Tools Museum in Plaka (it's across the street from the Kanellopoulou Museum, which is closed for renovation, so if you try to go to the Kanellopoulou Museum and are frustrated, go to the Folk Tools Museum instead, it's cool), the Folk Art Museum (I had been there before but only once, so it was great to go back), the Folk Instruments Museum (I had been there many times but it was new to Joan, who loved it) -- sensing a theme here? 

We took a day to wander all over Anafiotika, which we both loved.

Sounio, Temple of Poseidon
  I had been there once by mistake in 2001, but had not spent enough time there.  Joan and I saw it all in detail, while making good friends with an adorable gray cat, of which I must have taken 100 pictures (feel free to smirk, Emily, I always made fun of you for your cat photos!).  Anafiotika was amazing. 

We took a trip down to Sounio so Joan could see the Temple of Poseidon.  In fact, I had never been there for the famous sunset, which we did in fact see.  It was very beautiful, but I got in a fight with some lady, which made it a little less fabulous.  But nonetheless, it was a lovely sight, and as I had only been to Sounio twice before, it was a good idea to go.

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Sounio at sunset; Temple of Poseid…
Sounio at sunset; Temple of Posei…
Sounio, Temple of Poseidon
Sounio, Temple of Poseidon
Gray Cat, Anafiotika.
Gray Cat, Anafiotika.
Anafiotika streets
Anafiotika streets
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photo by: Johnpro