Ruins and hills

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in the cafe at Metaxurgio
At first we were trying to find our next hotel, after the trip to aegina, but for some reason we didnt find it and ended up in the place for  breakfast, at Metaxurgio and enjoyed there coffe and food. Then we went to explore Akropoli, coz it has to be done by daylight, before they close the site. The ticket seemed a bit overrated, 12euro, but we didnt mind since it's THE PLACE in Athens. Later we relized that the same ticket is valid for 6 more locations in the town to visit, and so we enjoyed it place after place, ruins after ruins.
From the top of the hill we saw the temple of Hephaestus but we couldnt find it the previous night, today we were more lucky and after having visited Agora, we got also to the temple. It looked much better at night - when lighted nicely = but in exchange now, with the daylight we got wonderful view = together "the ancient" and "the modern", when looking at the metro trains passing by the ruins of the temple.
Lil with kLumpels on akropoli
We enjoyed that cool view yesterday at dinner, having greek food at this spot.
Then we got lost in the narrow streets of Plaka (old town) buying some souvenirs and visiting even more rouins.
This day we had mood for chinese meal, in the morning we researched a bit but couldnt find online many asian restos = wierd, looks like greeks arent fan of asian food. We went to that place with three asians restaurants - chinese, japanese and korean = one next to another and we called that the smallest china town in the universum. Its cclose to Sindagma at the corner Voulis and Apollonos street.
Unfortunately all 3 places were full of people, so we decided to find another place, went to Singrou metro stn, walked few blocks but the adress given online turned into a car place.
the theatre of Dionysos
Bepressed we went back to Sindagma, hungry even more, but at chinese it was still full but we were lucky at korean resto. We had korean lunch for the first time and it was good.
We went out and saw that the sunset was painting the sky really nice colorful, so we rushed towards Lykavitus hill, to get the interesting view at Akropoli from there. We were rushing but the darkness was much faster and we arrived on the top when ther was not even a little bit of sun. The night view from Lykavitus over the city was just wonderful thou. We stayed there pretty long, enjoying the full panorama. Then we went back to town, because it was kinda windy and cold up there,
On the way back we stopped at a small grocery for Lili to buy food-souvenirs. She bought also a bottle of ouzo for us for the evening. But we werent the fans of that speciality and didnt finish the bottle.

Lilliana77 says:
Ouzo.... yuk!!! hahahaa
Posted on: Jan 14, 2010
RJ82 says:
im back from work.. im hungry
im on aim. read your blog later..
Posted on: Jan 13, 2010
jegs76 says:
so where have u been and where are u heading to?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2010
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in the cafe at Metaxurgio
in the cafe at Metaxurgio
Lil with kLumpels on akropoli
Lil with kLumpels on akropoli
the theatre of Dionysos
the theatre of Dionysos
planing the day
planing the day
view over Athens
view over Athens
climbing up the Akropoli
climbing up the Akropoli
columns on Akropoli
columns on Akropoli
kLumpels
kLumpels
old man
old man
Akropoli- entrance
Akropoli- entrance
The famous Καρυάτιδες / …
The famous Καρυάτιδες /…
ruins
ruins
Me with Καρυάτιδες
Me with Καρυάτιδες
Parthenon
Parthenon
some rebuilt ruins... finally!
some rebuilt ruins... finally!
many tourists
many tourists
Lykavitos seen from Akropoli
Lykavitos seen from Akropoli
the great 3
the great "3"
Parthenon again
Parthenon again
RJ and Athens
RJ and Athens
me and Athens
me and Athens
first rail;)
(seen on Akropoli)
first rail;) (seen on Akropoli)
when entering the Akropoli
when entering the Akropoli
kitty
kitty
enjoying the sun
enjoying the sun
thinking? ;)
thinking? ;)
theatre
theatre
sun caught between the columns
sun caught between the columns
at the Parthenon
at the Parthenon
Temple of Zeus
Temple of Zeus
korean food
korean food
souvenirs;)
souvenirs;)
me with greek flag
me with greek flag
Thissio
Thissio
Ναός του Ηφαίστου /…
Ναός του Ηφαίστου …
Ναός του Ηφαίστου
Ναός του Ηφαίστου
Ναός του Ηφαίστου
Ναός του Ηφαίστου
in Agora
in Agora
flesh and stone
flesh and stone
shorty;)
shorty;)
statue
statue
view from Lykavitos
view from Lykavitos
the campanile on Lykavitos hill
the campanile on Lykavitos hill
ouzo
ouzo
Athens
photo by: Johnpro