Now that I have a “normal” life again, I’m afraid that most of my posts will be about quick weekend trips around Europe. For the Easter weekend, I bought a (slighlty overpriced) Easyjet ticket from Berlin (where I live now) to Athens. I had never been to Greece and, to be honest, I enjoy collecting countries, so it was definitely worth it. Plus, my mum liked the idea and she flew from Spain to meet me there. Look, that’s her in the plane saying hello:
The first stop on Friday morning was the Acropolis: Please don’t hate me if I say that I enjoyed the views from the Acropolis more than being in front of the Parthenon. For example, you can see Mount Lycabettus (we went there on Sunday): And you can also have a look at the Temple of Olympian Zeus (that we also visited on Sunday (Sunday was indeed a busy day:)) In the Acropolis, you can also see the Erechteion, a temple well known for the Caryatids, six women working hard as columns in a porch:
Actually, the Caryatids you see here are just replicas. The original ones can be found in the Acropolis Museum, right down the hill. Except for one which, “somehow“, is alone in the British Museum in London. Poor girl.
Afterwards, we started going down until we reached the Ancient Agora. The same place where guys like Socrates and Plato used to hang out some thousands of years ago. In the Agora, you can visit the well-preserved Temple of Hephaestus:
Too many old stones for this post, let’s have a cat now:
This cute thing didn’t stop looking at me while I was having a salad in a restaurant near the Agora. Athens was full of street cats, but they seemed to be healthy and well fed. I’ll try to control myself and not include any more cat pictures in this post.
In the afternoon, we went to the Acropolis Museum. I can only post pictures of the outside, since cameras are strictly forbidden inside:
Or maybe I have too much imagination.
When we were finished at the museum, we were already so tired that we decided to go back to our hotel and recover some energy for the following day.
Oh well, I’ll be honest: we took a quick tour of the city in the Happy Train.
Please don’t unfollow me on Facebook for being such a guiri.
On our second day in Athens, we made a day trip to the island of Aegina. More about that on my next post 🙂