Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Athens Adventure: Markets

The last morning of our trip, we were supposed to take a Segway tour around the Acropolis area, but the tour company forgot to put us on the schedule, so we had to find something else to do. We decided to go back to the market area we had seen the day before and take a closer looks around. That meant we also got to try out the Athens metro, which was built for the 2004 Olympics.

On the way to the metro, we stopped by the Temple of Zeus. Really cool place in the middle of the city. Kinda weird to see such ancient ruins and then a sky scraper or apartment building in the background.
I thought the lighting was cool on this one. The day was a bit overcast, but a little sun started to peek through.
Some of the detail of the sculpture - can't even imagine how amazing it must have looked in its day.
This ancient village was uncovered as they were digging the tunnels for the metro system for the 2004 Olympics. Yes, that's the street right there!
The meat market. Crazy place with lots of yelling and screaming and meat. I wanted to walk through, but Brian wasn't so keen.
 Spice market.
 Another view of the meat market.
 Cute little church right in the middle of a busy market area.
This is part of the metro - even the metro is a museum in Athens!

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