Bus connections to town were easy and as soon as
I got off in the city (under the shadow of the Acropolis) it began
to rain. Rain or no rain, I was a little selective where I'd
stay and how much I'd pay -- at first. Finally -- very wet --
I found an acceptable home. I could see the Parthenon from my
window! As I fell asleep, I saw the entire Acropolis lit up
from my bedroom window.
My list of places to visit
included a lot of walking. The first, of course, was the Acropolis.
Sundays were free admission so every tourist in Athens was there --
but it was still awesome. It must have been glorious in its
day because it still was magnificent. Throughout the day, as
I walked the Plaka, I had to stop and admire it. I also visited
the Haephestus temple (the best preserved in Greece), the Agora, Areopagus
(where St. Paul preached), and the Academy. Before going to
bed, I walked along the road named after St. Paul that circled the
Acropolis. It was where you went to see the light show.