Day 5 – More exploration in Athens

This was our last full day in Athens, so we decided to make us of the tickets we bought at the acropolis – we still had 4 left (and at the end 2 left).

We slept in a bit later, and left before lunch to get our usual pastries and iced coffee from our favourite local bakery:

Feeding two people for breakfast and/or lunch for under 10 euros!

Feeding two people for breakfast and/or lunch for under 10 euros!

First we stopped at the Ancient Agora, which is massive by the way! I think we were all relieved we hadn’t tried to do it the same day as the acropolis. Some parts are free, but the main part requires a ticket and includes the museum and the Temple of Hephaestus.

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There is also a church amongst the ruins (the Church of the Holy Apostles) which dates to the 2nd century AD. It was restored in 1956.

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Temple of Hephaestus - yep this is the building you can see from almost everywhere

Temple of Hephaestus – yep this is the building you can see from almost everywhere

Temple of Hephaestus

Temple of Hephaestus

As always, it was a relief to get into an air conditioned museum.

Spartan shield - it was HUGE

Spartan shield – it was HUGE

Burial pot for a child

Burial pot for a child

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We spent the afternoon trying to find Kerameikos – the hard part was finding the entrance. We walked the wrong way around it and got about half way, when we were told to go back the way we came. It turned out the entrance was close to where we had started all along – it was just a bit farther in the opposite direction.

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Cute kitty

Cute kitty

Interesting street art everywhere!

Interesting street art everywhere!

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Don't step on this particular rock

Don’t step on this particular rock

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In which there is a cute kitty that looks like one of my kitties!

In which there is a cute kitty that looks like one of my kitties!

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There is also a small museum, which has some great finds from the archaeological excavations.

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More to be added later. Yes, I am still very behind! I will definitely be adding more photos and better descriptions of all the places we’ve been.

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