Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Original Home of the Olympics!

We began and ended our trip in Athens, a city that completely charmed me. I could definitely see myself living there with a balcony full of plants, eating souvlaki and Greek salad in an outdoor taverna every night. We spent our time in Athens doing typical touristy things. We visited the Parthenon and other temples on the Acropolis, went to Delphi to see the temple of Apollo and hear the story of the Oracle, and shopped and ate expensive dinners. It was a good city to bookend the trip.

Athens during the day, from the Acropolis

The Temple of Athena Nike, on the Acropolis

Propylaea, gate or entryway to the temples on the Acropolis

Athens nightlife in the Plaka district

The Temple of Apollo, at Delphi

Part of a state treasury, at Delphi

Miscellaneous "antiquities," at Delphi

Bronze statues in The Delphi Archaeological Museum

Athens at dusk, from Lycabettus Hill

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