During our last day in Athens, we explored what the rest of the city had to offer!
Of course to Charles, that meant more ruins!
We checked out the Theatre of Dionysus, which is on the southwest slope of the Acropolis, up close and personal!
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!
Pretty nice little seat if you ask me!
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!
We hiked up as far as we could before we came face to face with the Acropolis walls. Pretty good view from halfway up!
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!
You wouldn’t believe how many pictures I have of Charles and his rocks.
I found the head of Nike along the way!
And Charles found some new statues to play with too!
There is just so much history here!
I just loved that we were always within view of the main event!
Are you sick of looking at this yet? Because I’m not!
Before we took on the rest of the afternoon we stopped for a lunch break just below the Acropolis.
Have I told you lately that I heart European cafe’s?
Bread, wine & tzatziki – the perfect afternoon snack!
Oh look! Another ruin!
At least they are pretty to take pictures of!
I had to throw a picture of my new hardware in here somewhere!
This Just In: Ruins are more fun after wine with lunch! 🙂
Next we headed over to Syntagma Square to check out the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.
The guards change every hour on the hour.
They wear these crazy uniforms. I was loving the red clogs with black pompoms. Pretty snazzy!
Then after a quick change at the hotel it was off to dinner!
We checked out some reviews online and wanted to enjoy our last night in Athens with a view!
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!
Charles and I also enjoyed some moussaka.
It’s sort of like a lasagna, but way better!
And then it was time to sit and enjoy the view.
I was so excited that we were going to be able to watch the sun set on the Acropolis.
It started to get dark and the Acropolis got even more beautiful that I expected!
After watching the show from our dinner spot – we headed over to our yoga spot from the day before to get a better view!
It was such a romantical spot.
We had some fun playing with the camera’s night settings.
Looks completely different at night, right? So magnificent!
The big rock was seriously packed with people – mainly young couples hanging out, watching the city lights.
Such a beautiful end to our travels in Athens.
Next up – the Greek Isles!