First Shots of Greece

by brian on February 4, 2009

I spent my first day in Greece inside. The rain was pouring down and I made myself comfortable in my hostel to plan out my next day. Greece is in the low season and the hostel is nearly empty, meaning I’ve had a 4 bed room to myself. About $27US a night with bathroom and shower in the room. Nice!

Next day I hit the major site: the Acropolis. The Acropolis rises from the Greek hills and overlooks Athens, like a shepard watching his sheep.

You buy a 12 Euro ticket ($16US) that gets you into the Acropolis, as well as 5 other sites in and around Greece. Extremely good value. Since Athens is pretty compact, you can walk almost anywhere if you have the time and inclination.

 First Shots of Greece
The Acropolis was the center of Greek commerce and government in ancient times, but with the wear and tear of the elements is now undergoing a major restoration project. Hence the very modern scaffolding and equipment mixed in with the ruins.

 First Shots of GreeceThese men are hand chipping this large marble block to replace a crumbling block that is currently in place. Tedious work, but necessary.

 First Shots of Greece
 First Shots of Greece

 First Shots of GreeceMe at the Acropolis overlooking Athens

More on the way…

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Kymbugs February 4, 2009 at 7:33 AM

I’m soo jealous! Athens is on my list of places to go
Are you going to go island hopping? As it’s low season, it should be relatively cheap.
Also does this mean you are not coming back to London this weekend?

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brian February 4, 2009 at 3:59 PM

@Kymbugs
Too cold now for the islands. That would be great in the spring or the summer.

You really think I would miss Friday night??!! C’mon now!

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