We had been lamenting about this climb for months. Mooey still had her broken ankle and we were worried it was going to be steep and slippery. The base of the Acropolis was kind of close to the hotel but we figured we'd need all our energy so we cabbed it over there. Here we are at the bottom. Once we started up, it was a piece of cake.
We finally located the ticket office and all purchased tickets.
We came upon this amphitheater before we got to the Parthenon. They have actual concerts here every week. You can see the orchestra chairs.Once at the top I turned around and took in the view.
The Parthenon is undergoing extensive renovations and there was scaffolding everywhere. We asked a fellow tourist to take our picture. It was a little windy as you can tell. It was also very crowded. We walked all the way around it.This is the Erechtheum on the north side of the Acropolis.
Below is the Porch of Maidens.This piece was on the ground next to others like it and people were sitting on them.
This was taken as we were descending.
We had finished our tour of the Acropolis. I think we were there around 3 hours. We walked down to the street and hailed a cab. We were in search of the mall. Weenie had to have an Athens Harley Davidson shirt. The waiter the previous night had shown us on the map where the mall was located and we gave it to the cabbie. We pulled up about 5 minutes later.
Across the street from Parliament, there was a McDonald's. We wanted to go in and try a cheeseburger but I just couldn't make myself.
After we ate, we decided to go back to the hotel and sit at the pool and have drinks. This is the alley on the way to the hotel.
More Ouzo poolside. There's the Acropolis in the distance.
Mooey opted for a margarita.
The sun was beginning to set so we grabbed our drinks and went to the roof.
After the spectacular sunset, we set off for supper. We had seen an Italian taverna close by and I was in the mood for pizza.
Cats and dogs are everywhere in Greece. They just roam the streets. Weenie had a friend at dinner. She gave her some parmesan cheese.
We ordered another bottle of wine (last night!) and that's when the giggling started.
We went up to the room shortly after that last Ouzo. We were toast.