No rest for the weary: A full day in Athens awaits.

Right. No rest.  Right from the plane to a bus, our luggage stowed in compartments beneath us, and then out of the bus to climb the hill to the Athens Acropolis and a wonderful view of the city.  Then back down for a hasty lunch on our own across from the Acropolis Museum, then a tour of the museum (do not miss this if you’re in Athens – it’s exquisite!), and then, finally, to our lovely hotel.

 

Where we rest on the climb above Athens - poppies!

Where we rest on the climb above Athens – poppies!

At the Acropolis

The theater on the southern slope of the Acropolis

The theater on the southern slope of the Acropolis

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Athens from above

Athens from above

The real head of Zeus.

The real head of Zeus.

 

Athens from below, a typical residential street lined with orange trees.

Athens from below, a typical residential street lined with orange trees.

Lunch across from the museum with our new friend, Susan.

Lunch across from the museum with our new friend, Susan.

This has got to be one of the world's most beautiful museums.

This has got to be one of the world’s most beautiful museums.

Walking on Plexiglas, looking down at the excavation

Walking on Plexiglas, looking down at the excavation

The Acropolis Museum.  These are the real Six Sisters.  Those at the Acropolis are fakes.

The Acropolis Museum. These are the real Six Sisters. Those at the Acropolis are fakes.

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A view of the Acropolis from the Museum.

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