Quick swing through Athens

Since my ferry ride did not turn out like it was meant to, I have two full days to explore Athens. I spent the day walking around the city and headed to the one museum open on a Monday. I thought the National Archaeological Museum would be incredibly interesting considering the history of Greece. I was not disappointed and saw some incredible art all from 1 BC and before. It is amazing to think these pieces are still in tact in one way or another.

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This is not to say that Athens is all ancient. The streets are plastered with graffiti that could be considered art in their own way. The streets are incredibly run down and the severity of the economic crisis is still very visible. It is hard to find a building that does not have some graffiti on it.

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Train grafitti
Train graffiti 

Day 2 in Athens took me to some different ancient artifacts. I walked around the Acropolis which houses the Parthenon and headed to Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It was 12 euros to actually have access to walk up to the Acropolis and Parthenon and I honestly didn’t feel like paying that to see more ruins. I will wait for some that will really wow me!

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