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Giorno Trente // Day 30

25 Giugno // June 25th

Last day in Greece :( Rachel was an amazing personal tour guide today! She took me up to the acropolis (which I got in for free with my Rome student ID) where we saw the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Cave of Pan, Cave of Zeus, Cave of Apollo. We each put a rock on Aphrodite's shrine to ask for fertility during our lifetimes. After, we saw the Temple of Asklepios and Theater of Dionysus. She took Hannah and I through the National Gardens and the Zappeion Gardens, which had beautiful statues, flowers, and a turtle pond! Instead of taking the metro, we walked to Syntagma Square where we saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every 15 minutes, the guards do a small performance in their large clicky shoes. We saw an old Byzantine church that had many icons. Rachel told us about the classic ceiling with Jesus at the top. We got lunch at one of her favorite restaurants, called Efkaris, where I got veal. We spent the rest of the swelteringly humid day at Monastiraki Square and Flea Market shopping. I got several souvenirs for people. Hananh and I headed back to the airport around 5:30. Because Hannah didn't check a bag, the security lady gave her grief for having her pistachio butter in her bag. It was amusing to see them bicker back and forth. Hannah ended up scooping out the rest of her Lush lotion from one container and pouring her pistachio butter from the 106 ml container (which was not allowed because it was more than 100 ml) into the Lush container. We were sad to leave Athens, but had an amazing night back in Rome. We took a megabus from the airport to Termini and found this adorable market inside of Termini, which was lit at 10pm. We got dinner and drinks there (in addition to the number Hannah acquired from a cute Italian bartender ;). Definitely a successful weekend with some of my favorite people.

Posted by trentacinque 06:24 Archived in Greece Tagged greece athens parthenon acropolis turtle zeus monastiraki dionysus athina

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