Our first day in Athens


Hello from Athens. This summer, together with my friend Joanna,  we will explore Greece. We started the day with a very long walk around the Acropolis, visited a very interesting museum and participated in a political demonstration.  Sunday in this Orthodox country begins with a liturgy in one of their many churches.






The views of the Acropolis are from the Filoppapou Hill. On top of the hill there is a monument of Filoppapou, built between AD 114 and 116 in honour of Julius Antiochus Filopappos, a prominent Roman consul and benefactor of the city of Athens.



It is recommended to visit the new Museum of Acropolis before visiting the hill itself. The museum gives a very good overview of the history of this sacred place and of the archaeological excavations that have been done there starting in the nineteenth century. The visual link between the Parthenon sculptures exhibited in the Museum and the monument from which they originated is achieved through the transparent, glass outer walls of the Parthenon Gallery.



Greeks opposed to the recent deal with Macedonia over its name clashed with police in the capital, Athens, and in Thessaloniki on Sunday. (Source: )

We left the place before the clashes with the police.



The demonstration was in front of the Presidential Mansion where the regular changing of guards takes place every hour.





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  1. Bozena Stoch
    July 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm — Reply

    Be safe!

  2. Basia
    July 3, 2018 at 10:48 am — Reply

    Beautiful photos! This time it’s Away with Two Joannas 😛

    • July 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm — Reply

      That’s right. More to oome! Internet is not very strong.

  3. Chandra
    July 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm — Reply

    Wow what a busy first day! Glad to see you made it

    • July 4, 2018 at 4:32 pm — Reply

      Thank you Chandra, it’s a wonderful place to see. Love it!

  4. Anesti
    August 8, 2018 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Hi Joanna,
    I see you had a great time in Greece. They have such a rich history and so many places d to visit. It was good you did not attend the clashed with the police neither the wild fires.

    • August 8, 2018 at 11:34 am — Reply

      Thank you for your comment Anesti. I hope you are enjoying your summer. See you in September!

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