Road Trip Diaries Day 5: Athens
First thing in the morning we headed out to visit the Temple of Zeus and the most famous and known Athenian piece of history, the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus was a good way to start our sightseeing, there weren’t many people and it was a relatively small area to walk around. There are still many pieces of the temple laying around on the grounds and the size of this temple made me realized how amazing of a monument this was.
We went over to the Acropolis and were quickly captured by its grandiosity and complexity. This place has two big and beautiful auditoriums, multiple sanctuaries and the famous Parthenon within the same area. It was simply breathtaking and hard to describe with words and pictures. I added some of the images here but more will be posted on my Flickr account soon.
On our way down from Acropolis we walked around Monastiraki’s famous open market and met a nice Greek man, we talked for a bit and I found out he was in the Navy and he used to visit all the multiple ports in Venezuela, my home country. The people of Greece are kind, welcoming and happy to tell you about their country, this is one of the many people we came across in Athens.