Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A few pics... and more to come...

We are now on the island of Naxos in the Cyclades grouping of islands. We got in about 9:30 last night and have spent the day wandering around the very narrow streets and castle district.

We have internet in our room, so I'm going to try to catch up on posting some pictures within the next couple of days.

These are a few pictures from June 17, while we were in Athens.

We boarded the metro (subway) for 2 stops to end up at Syntagma Square where we watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The soldiers had a very intricate (and high stepping) march. This is a photo of the soldiers before they began their march away from the monument. And boy, we thought we were hot in shorts and a T shirt!!!

After visiting Syntagma square, we hoped on the metro for another stop and came to the flea market at Monastiraki. While wandering through the narrow streets filled with shops and street vendors, we happened to come across the Ancient Agora. It is a very roman portion of old Athens. Here is a picture of Kim and Angela in front of the Temple of Hephaistos (God of the smith and ugly son of Zeus and Hera).

After a short metro ride again, we came to the Acropoli (Acropolis). We walked up Filapapo Hill to view the Parthenon perched high on its rocky ledge.

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