We started with a walk past the library, and then the Academy of Athens pictured below with it's statues of Athena and Apollo and lower down. Plato and Aristotle. It was built in the late 1800's and styled to reflect an older form of architecture. I've included the colourful freize because it shows what many of the buildings from 500BC would have looked like.
|temple of Hephaistos|
On Boxing day, again with everything closed we took a tram ride to the coast. It was about 15C and there were a few hardy souls in swimming.
That day we also climbed Lycabettus Hill (somehow we missed the funicular!) and enjoyed the view of the church on top and the view of Athens as we went down.