I’m not sure what I expected from my first ever trip to Athens. Of course I knew it had the ancient sites, and that the Olympics there had induced a rebuilding programme, and that they were fairly sore about Lord Elgin. But apart from that I really only saw the trip as a get-together with my (not-so) old school friends, with the added bonus of a little bit of late autumn sunshine.
Week before the trip, however, I’d abandoned all hope of wandering around the ruins, or getting a tan: the weather men were forecasting heavy rain for Athens. I unpacked my flip-flops and instead began to look forward to just the good food, a few drinks and plenty of in-hotel-natter with my friends.
|Flea market a few streets away spilled onto the street outside our hotel. Very handy.|
|Entrance to the Acropolis Museum|
|Glass floor in the entrance|
|Open section of the entrance|
|Inside the museum with Acropolis as a backdrop|
|Acropolis Museum Cafe|
|The main attraction|