After our melancholic holiday in Santorini, we headed to Athens for a short stay. Ryanair had newly introduced a flight on this route.
The flight clocked 22 minutes of winging and it will now be remembered as the shortest flight ever.
After quickly dumping our bags at Oscar Hotel, we went straight to the city center – Acropolis.
The greek architecture only changed colors here in Athens from Santorini.
Walking around you will witness the remains of a magnificent entry gate to once a Roman Agora.
Agora’s is a name given to marketplaces where all kinds of trade happened in ancient times.
These sites will strike familiar as seen in movies but you can hardly compare it with in-person enormity.
The marketplace area has tangential roads which will tire you down on a bright sunny day.
Hop on a toy train for the jumpy ride right through the busy shopping streets.
The Happy Train circles around the Acropolis stopping by the main attractions.
P.S. Acropolis in Greek means a settlement built on elevation, mostly hills.
Street shopping is UN-avoidable in Athens. Greece is probably one place where accessories are unisex. The classic fashion of Greek kings is bad ass.
The influence of art and culture is ubiquitous across Europe. Singing and dancing groups of theater artists depicting ancient tales throw a wingding on streets. This group here was promoting one of their upcoming shows.
The Parliament building was quite a sight across the street, while we were joyriding on the train.
Next stop was the Archeological Museum of Athens – a grand spot.
The pic you see below is a part of the acropolis, being excavated as we write, on which the museum is constructed.
You walk right above them on transparent glass panel floor.
A life size prototype of the ancient Parthenon sits elegantly in the museum.
Lego structures have made a breakthrough among the magnificent structures.
Somehow we remembered ‘A Night at the museum’. Its fun to imagine if the movie happens for real when you are touring one.
Greek gods and queens coming alive.
The museum from the street looked amaze-balls.
After a 3 hour tour of the museum as we stepped out, ‘The Acropolis’ glittered in the night sky.
Just a street downtown, cafes are crowded with merry clan.
Al fresco diners have UN-equaled ambiance.
It was time for Gyros and Souvlaki.
And some stuffed brinjal and peppers, such a confluence of Bengali cuisine.
The dinner was complemented with traditional Greek musicians joying people up with local tunes.
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