Day 2 – Athens

It’s a beautiful summer’s day here in Athens and as I’ve said, I really enjoy the heat.

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We left the hotel around 8.30 this morning, hoping to beat the crowds and some of the heat. By the time we were at the acropolis, it was pushing 40 degrees! This is a nice change from the chilly, windy and wet Wellington weather I’ve gotten accustomed to, and it’s not as humid as I expected. As you can see, it cooled down a tad and we went back to the hotel to enjoy the aircon and a rest.

The acropolis was really fun, even with the heat and all the people. 12 Euros will get you 5 tickets, which you can use at different sites, including the various parts of the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s library and Kerameikos.

I make friends everywhere I go

I make friends everywhere I go

I always pet cats where ever I go, I just can’t seem to help myself. I would’ve given him food, if I’d had any on me.

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This was about 10am and it was filling up quickly. It’s a bit of a hike to get to the top, but well worth it. The views are stunning.

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Even though my photography skills aren’t the best.

The beautiful Caryatids still incredibly detailed

The beautiful Caryatids are still incredibly detailed

It’s amazing how well some things stand the test of time.

After a couple hours rest at the hotel, we ventured out again for more exploring. As it was Sunday evening, most shops were closed. We wandered around, and eventually came across Hadrian’s library (and a cute dog!). For dinner we had €2 gyros and some ice cream. A good day, despite the heat.

More photos to be added later – the hotel internet is very slow.

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