Athens At Night

During our last day in Athens, we explored what the rest of the city had to offer!

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Of course to Charles, that meant more ruins!

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We checked out the Theatre of Dionysus, which is on the southwest slope of the Acropolis, up close and personal!

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I was actually very surprised of two things: 1) How very much in tact this theatre still is – its from around 500 BCE and 2) How we were able to go in the ruins and check everything out up close. It was very nice!

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Pretty nice little seat if you ask me!

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I love how the theatre is just below the Acropolis. Can you imagine back in the day when this was all active sitting here for a show in the shadow of the Parthenon? Pretty neat!

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We hiked up as far as we could before we came face to face with the Acropolis walls. Pretty good view from halfway up!

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We then kept trekking around the base of the Acropolis and came across lots more to see! So much in fact that I can’t even remember what or where everything was – but I have lots of pictures to share!

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You wouldn’t believe how many pictures I have of Charles and his rocks.

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I found the head of Nike along the way!

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And Charles found some new statues to play with too!

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There is just so much history here!

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I just loved that we were always within view of the main event!

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Are you sick of looking at this yet? Because I’m not!

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Before we took on the rest of the afternoon we stopped for a lunch break just below the Acropolis.

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Have I told you lately that I heart European cafe’s?

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Bread, wine & tzatziki – the perfect afternoon snack!

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Oh look! Another ruin!

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At least they are pretty to take pictures of!

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I had to throw a picture of my new hardware in here somewhere!

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This Just In: Ruins are more fun after wine with lunch! 🙂

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Next we headed over to Syntagma Square to check out the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

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The guards change every hour on the hour.

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They wear these crazy uniforms. I was loving the red clogs with black pompoms. Pretty snazzy!

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After the guards changed we could go up and take pictures with them. They have to stand still for an hour in this crazy heat! Bless their hearts!

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Then after a quick change at the hotel it was off to dinner!

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We checked out some reviews online and wanted to enjoy our last night in Athens with a view!

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We were given a starter plate – with bread, water, feta and red sauce. You dip the bread in the water and then soak up the cheese and sauce – it was yummy!

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Charles and I also enjoyed some moussaka.

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It’s sort of like a lasagna, but way better!

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And then it was time to sit and enjoy the view.

 

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I was so excited that we were going to be able to watch the sun set on the Acropolis.

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It started to get dark and the Acropolis got even more beautiful that I expected!

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After watching the show from our dinner spot – we headed over to our yoga spot from the day before to get a better view!

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It was such a romantical spot.

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We had some fun playing with the camera’s night settings.

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Looks completely different at night, right? So magnificent!

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The big rock was seriously packed with people – mainly young couples hanging out, watching the city lights.  

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Such a beautiful end to our travels in Athens.

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Next up – the Greek Isles!

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2 Comments

  • Reply s July 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Love Greece and love your blog! Now I must go!!!!

  • Reply Patty McDermott July 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

    WOW – what a beautiful and historical place! The photos are amazing – how lucky you and Charles are!

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