Friday, May 21, 2010

TGIF and Vacation Round Up: Athens

View of the Acropolis

The weekend is upon us, the weather could not be better, and I am thinking about sorting through my travel photos while the memories are fresh in my head. Here are a few of my favorite things from our days in Athens


Phin at the Parthenon


Me with the stunning and still majestic columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus

... and more Ruins.

If you are a lover of all things ancient (as I am), Athens is a pretty close 2nd to Rome in my book for the sheer number of archaeological sites to visit. From the Acropolis to the Agora and then just wandering around town. If you throw a rock, it will probably hit something old.

And if you are also the kind of person who needs a museum fix while on vacation, Athens also has plenty to offer.

Can you believe this was salvaged from an ancient ship wreck?

Ancient Pottery

Aphrodite beating Pan away with her shoe; Eros gets in on the act.

In addition to all the art and culture, Athens is just a terrific place to spend a few days. The vibe is laid back, the people are warm, the food was great, and we had beautiful weather. A great trip all in all!

Have a great weekend!


The Slapdash Sewist said...

LOVED Greece. I think it was my favorite vacation of all time. Your photos are making me want to go back...

Clio said...

I hear you! Next time I think I will do Athens for a few days and then go on to the islands...