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Friday, January 29, 2021

Where I went instead of the Parthenon

This is the temple of Olympian Zeus, not far from the Acropolis. It's not as old as the Parthenon, mostly because it took the Greeks more than 600 years to finish building it, but as a stop on my lightning tour of Athens it had several advantages. First, it was on my way back to Syntagma Square, where I planned to get a taxi back to the cruise ship. Second, I didn't have to climb up a very steep hill to see it. And finally, I was one of maybe three tourists there, and for most of my visit it was just me and the ruins.

That doesn't happen very often.

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