Day 291 – Athens, Greece
As we were leaving our hotel this afternoon, we were informed by our receptionist that all public transportation was shut down for the day due to strikes. So taking the metro anywhere today was not an option. Fortunately our hotel is within walking distance to all of the major tourist attractions so we were able to continue our day as planned. We took a LONG walk to the New Acropolis Museum and spent many hours there. The museum is incredible! It is extremely well curated and it houses an amazing collection of ancient Greek statues and artifacts (including original pieces of the Parthenon). I wish I had pictures of the exhibits to share but photography was strictly forbidden.
(Public transportation strike in Ethnikis Andistassis Square)
(Local churches we passed by on our way to the museum)
(Ancient Greek ruins in Plaka)
(Shops in Plaka)
(New Acropolis Museum)