Friday, October 10, 2014

The Acropolis

The Parthenon has been under restoration since 1975. There has been a lot of controversy about how far they should go in recreating it. It is incredibly huge and no photo can really portray this. The other temples on the site--to Nike and Erectheio-- are dwarfed by it. We went with a tour group to see it. It was very crowded but well worth the visit. We are not fond of Athens as a city. The traffic is awful, the people are stressed and not friendly, there is graffiti everywhere, and we saw demonstrations in the street and armed police everywhere. We felt much safer in Istanbul! Oh, for the Golden Age before motorcycles and tour buses...

1 comment:

  1. Did you see many bicyclists in Athens? Except for a possible one day visit, your vivid description makes me want to avoid the place. "Stressed and not friendly" says it all. Hope you and Marlene are comfortable and ready for the long journey home.