I giggled stupidly. "Oh, are these GREEK oranges?"
There are lots of busts. If you're immature you giggle inappropriately every time you say the word "bust."
This is something famous. If you look closely you can see the hole in my tongue from when I had it pierced.
Next, we went to the Temple of Zeus.
In the background you can see the Acropolis.
Next, we walked past the Arch of Hadrian. The arch is said to divide Athens into the new and the old city. It was so strange walking along a busy street and then all of a sudden seeing a famous ancient ruin! I loved it so much!
Next up was the Panathenaic Stadium. This stadium was built in 566 B.C and housed the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and then again in 2004.
The marble stairs which took you up and down the stadium were SO STEEP. After an already long day of walking I was really struggling.
I'm pretty sure some really famous butts have sat in those very seats. #classy
We got to walk through the tunnel that all the athletes get to go through, and it just made me think of Gladiator when all the fighters are in that tunnel behind the gate waiting to fight for their lives. I'm so deep and introspective, right? It has been pretty warm and humid all day and this tunnel felt so nice and cool! Plus it looked nice and cool. Win-win.
This is the Olympic torch. I didn't know this until we saw it, but apparently the Olympic torch always begins here in Athens! I never thought about where it began, before, and now I have so many more questions about how they transport the flame and everything but I'm not going to ask them here. I'll just google them later.
On our way back to the hotel we walked through a Grecian flea market. This was the first place that we saw the weirdest trinkets: penises. There were penises EVERYWHERE. They were wooden and were varying sizes and they were on keychains, bottle openeres, statues... like, everything had a wooden penis on it. If anybody knows why these penises are everywhere please let me know. I didn't take any pictures of them and I'm not posting any pictures of them on here because I get weird enough search terms as it is, but if you're dying to see them you can click here. You're welcome?
Then we walked through some traffic.
By then it was around 3-4pm and we were both beat. We headed back to the hotel to rest for an hour or two, go get some gyros for dinner, go to a hill to watch the sunset, and then go back to the Acropolis once it got dark so we could take some night pictures.
At 8:30pm Keith nudged me and said, "I think we missed the sunset."
At about 10pm we got up and decided to go to the rooftop bar of the hotel to cash in our "drink voucher" we'd been given upon arrival and then go back to sleep. The rooftop bar was beautiful! They had this cool mural and water thing....
...and from where we were sitting we could see the lit up Parthenon!