Saturday, December 30, 2017

Day 8 - Lunch -> Plaka -> Anatiofika -> Areopagus Hill (Mars Hill -> Acropolis -> Temple of Athena Nike -> Odeon of Herodes Atticus -> Propylaea -> Erechtheion -> Parthenon -> Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus > Thansis

Took lunch before venturing out to Plaka/Anafiotika/Acropolis- leftover pizza from dinner the day before and crossiants from Mykonos bakery

View from balcony

After lunch, we made our way uphill to Anafiotika via Plaka. The stairs in the bakcground will leav to Anafiotika.

Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos, Plaka


Anatiofika - a greek island in Athens

View of Mount Lycabettus & its surrounding athens city from Anatiofika

Fantastic view from here!


Zoomed in view of the Temple of Hephaestus

Stoa of Attalos

Hiked up the Mar Hills or Aeorpagus Hill where Apostle Paul preached the gospel to the Greeks 2000 years ago. It was a very rocky and slippery hill. Great care was required when walking on the hill.

From here, one can a view of Propylaea, entrance of Acropolis

Acropolis tickets costed 20€ per person. We entered at around 4pm. It closed at 6pm.

Immediately after the entrance was Odeon of Herodes Atticus

View of Mars Hill taken from Acropolis

Gaint pillars at Propylaea, entrance to Acropolis

Another beautiful view of Athens from Acropolis with Mount Lycattbus directly opposite br/>
You get the above view from here

Parthenon - sort of damaged by the huge cranes doing the restoration.

Another view of the city


Behind Erechtheion

The Acropolis was closing at 6pm so we had to rush to Theatre Dionysus Eleuthereus
Theatre Dionysus Eleuthereus. It had many birds as Visitors

En route to exit

After exiting from Acropolis, we took a stroll along the streets, bought groceries for tomorrow's breakfast. Strangely, all the small grocery stores do not stock bread loaf. Plenty of bakeries as well as people around the apartment though, smoking, drinking chatting.
Back at Monastiraki Square, it was time for dinner

View of Parthenon from the square

We bought gyros and chicken set with salad from Thansis, a recommended restaurant in Souvlaki street in Monastraki Square, to dine in the comfort of the bnb. Total cost was 9€.

Lighted up Acropolis

Lighted up Acropolis in foreground with Monastiraki Square

Dinner at bnb - Chicken & salad - Taste is ok just a little dry.


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