Exploring the Acropolis
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Kesh: Our first stop today was the National Archaeology Museum, which is on our way into town from the hostel. We could have spent a long time there brushing up on our Greece history and Ancient Greek Mythology, but the managed to get our head around enough in a couple of hours. We met Claire in the square outside the flea market, and stopped at a Souvlaki place for some food before hitting up the sites. We wandered up the hill towards the Acropolis and went up the nearby Hill of the Nymphs, which gave you an amazing view back over Athens. We entered the Acropolis through the Berle Gate, and wandered around to Propylcia – the original entrance to the city. From here you can see the Theatre of Dyonisis. We walked past the Temple of Athena Nike, which is not open to the public, but where the crowds bottle neck, because of the tour groups and the steps taking you up to the Pantheon. Here you get a good view of Athens and down to the temple of Olympian Zeus. We came down the hill through the Ancient Agora, and then stopped for Greek yoghurt, before Cam and I headed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus. We headed back to the hostel for a bit of a rest, and found out that there was air-conditioning! We went off the beaten track for dinner, and found a lovely family taverna, near a church surrounded by locals, they didn’t have an English menu so the chef helped us to pick some dishes, and he brought us the most incredible salad. We had planned to watch the football at the hostel, but when we got there the bar was packed and we couldn’t really see, so it was a good time to call it a night.