Saturday, June 14, 2008

Athens (...and 3)

On Sunday, after all Saturday night partying, we woke up late in the afternoon. Therefore, we decided to take it easy and relax. We decided to visit the Olympic Stadium, not the old one, but the one used during the Olympics in 2004.

The whole area was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and as many of his designs, the area was full of blue pools with water and white archs and buildings. Typical his!



This is me with the Olympic Stadium.



Afterwards, we moved to Pyraeus, the beach area in Athens and went to a nice cafeteria there. It was like an open house next to the beach. A really laidback environment! From there, we enjoyed a colourful sunset and nice frappes (special coffee fashionable in Greece now).




Next day, we went downtown to finish visiting the last places in Athens. We took the metro to Syntagma Square (where the Parliament is) and walked around. Near that square, we found an old nice Bizantine Church: Kapnikarea.



Afterwards, it was time to visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The entrance is called Hadrian's Arch. In the following photo, that arch together with the Acropolis (behing the gate).



And this is what is left of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.



Finally, we visited the first Olympic Stadium. The one where the First Modern Age Olympics where held in 1896. It looked nice with the running lanes in black.



After that, just walked around downtown and moved to the airport to come back to Holland. When I arrived in the evening, I had to go to a great punk rock show: Bad Religion was playing in Melkweg!!!

2 comments:

Javier said...

estas muy delgado..... come...

jejeje. fdo: la yaya

Javier said...

estas muy delgado..... come...

jejeje. fdo: la yaya