This is part 2 of a 5 part series on our trip to Greece!
Day 5 - May 31On the 5th day, John's parents left for Germany, so John and I took that opportunity to sleep late for the first time on our trip. It was a welcomed rest after several busy days. That morning we got breakfast from a different bakery, and then, we headed downtown to see the Acropolis. We took a lot of pictures at the Acropolis:
|Theatre on the walk up to the Parthenon|
|The high point in this picture is Likavitos (Where we had been the day before with John's parents).|
|The restoration in progress.|
|These are actually replicas, we saw the originals being restored at the Acropolis Museum.|
For dinner we returned to the taverna around the corner that John's parents had taken us to when we first arrived. We enjoyed some Feta Stuffed Beftekia (basically, heavily seasoned ground beef with feta stuffed in side and cheese on top) - Yum!
Day 6 - June 1On the 6th day we got an earlier start because we were going to a museum that closed at 3. We had another bakery breakfast and headed to a new part of town to go the National Archeological Museum. Getting to the museum was a mini-adventure. We went on a metro line that we'd not used before and then, we couldn't see our landmarks when we got above ground. After a couple minutes though, we got our bearings - it just took a few minutes longer than it should have taken to get to the museum.
Pictures were allowed in this museum, so, naturally, we took a fair few. We think some people abused this privilege though - We saw a few folks taking pictures of practically every piece.
|For a country that's so upset with the British Museum for keeping Greek artifacts, I find it ironic that their National Archeological Museum has a room of Egyptian artifacts.|
|One of the rooms was a private collection with lots of Gold!|
|This statue was recovered from a shipwreck|
|This was also in the shipwreck and was found covered in sea life. It cleaned up to look undamaged though.|
|This statue was also from the shipwreck. Part of the statue was buried in the sand and the other part was exposed to sea life - Can you guess which is which?|
|A wall of painting that was transported to the museum|
|An interest grave marker|
We were at the museum for 3 hours and 15 minutes, and we decided that 4 hours would have been better. We arrived at about 11:45 and they close at 3 - we're readers, so if you are too and you ever decide to visit this museum:
- Allot 4 hours
- Don't spend too much time in the old statues in the start... things get more interesting, but we had to speed up as we went because we were running out of time.