Monday, December 20, 2010

Athens Food

Crappy first meal. My first two choices were sold out. I had to settle for this meat and fries.

This was really good, lamb and tomatoes.

Chocolate eclair

Fetta cheese thing

Cheap gyro

Dining at this restaurant required me to sit right next to the road. The cars would drive right next to me, within 1 foot of my body.

Some tomato and beef dish. It was really good. I was eating with the Americans from Phili I met. I was kind of already full so I shared it with them. Those animals devoured it quick.
I met some cool Americans from Phili, Min and Hoa. They turned me on to Fanta since it was one of their things when they travel. They told me about a Pho Burrito in NYC. I really wanted to try it but I knew I wouldn't have enough time during my layover on the way home to leave JFK (airport in NYC) to explore. I did meet another American on the plane ride back that was going to NYC for a bit. I told her about the Pho Burrito but she was not able to find it. I did a search myself and couldn't find anything about it. However there was a Bolsa Burrito from a truck in So. Cal that had a mix of Mexican and Vietnamese food. The place was called Dos Chinos.

Last Day in Athens

The next day I went to the Acropolis Museum and it was thankfully open.

The museum was built on top of an archeological site.

The Acropolis again

The Church of Metamorphosis

Monastiraki Area

Athens Flea Market

Rip off purses

I saw a Greek man just throw trash into this archeological site which Monastiraki was built on top of.


Elections were going on so that might be why almost everything was closed. Luckily for me the Museum was open for a half day and I got there in the morning.

Temple of Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium

The Temple of Zeus was started in the 6th century BC and completed in 131 AD.

Hadrians Arch

Temple of Zeus

The Panathenaic Stadium was the original modern olympic stadium, built in 566 Bc, renovated in 329 BC where it was rebuilt in marble and 1869. It hosted the first modern olympics in 1896. It's just a tourist attraction these days.

Another view of the Acropolis.
A beggar kid.

Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora was the market place of early Athens. It was the major center of civic and social life back then.

Church of the Holy Apostles built in 1000 AD

Ancient Agora

Middle Stoa

No standing on the ancient ruins!

Temple of Hephaistos built from 640-415 BC.

Temple of Hephaistos

View of the Acropolis from Ancient Agora.

Temple of Hephaistos

Look, centaurs!

View of Ancient Agora and the Acropolis.