A short distance walk we arrived at the Ancient Agora.
This building is the Stoa of Attalos, buildings with impressive columns that was used as a museum. This is the church of Holy Apostles Saw a view of the Temple of Hephaestus. The details on the columns are amazing. Close up view of the Temple of Hephaestus, one of the most well preserved temple. From there we could see a view of the Agora Statues of Emperor Hadrian Another view of the temple. Many statues lined the street that was supposed to be the Odeon of Agrippa. Statue of Goddess Aphrodite Head statue of Triton Many columns belonging to the Stoa of Attalos. Odeon of Herodes Atticus just after the passing through the entrance View climbing up to to the Acropolis High ceilings. The Erechthetion is the temple dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. Porch of caryatids, the originals replaced with these. Another view The Parthenon View of the city from the entrance of the Acropolis Entering the Odeon of Herodes Atticus The view on the outside with all the arches. This is called the Bema of Phaidros and used as a stage front in the older theatre of Dionysus. Seats for VIPs called Prohedria.
Then we walked to another area where the Temple of Olympian Zeus was.
This was the compound with the ruins and what’s left of the temple. Mesmerised with the details on the column. View of the Acropolis from the compound. One of the entrances
Then we continued to walk taking Lisikratous street towards the Roman Forum
Saw this Choragic Monument of Lysicrates along the way. Walking thru streets like these We saw the Tower of the Winds in the Roman Forum The angels relief at the top was so nice. This building was the Fethiye Mosque Museum. Not much standing, except a facade with 3 arches belonging to the Agoranomeion. The Gate of Athena Archegetis of the Roman Forum.
Later we decided to travel to Kerameikos
At the cemetery we saw these impressive monument. And wild tortoises roaming around. This was supposedly the path to Plato’s academy. Church of the Holy Trinity Thought this tree looks interesting Inside the Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos where the actual ones were kept. There was a winged sphinx. Marble bull sculpture from the Dionysios’ grave.
That marks the end of the Athens exploration