Maddy and I escaped the cold and miserable UK for a weekend in the Greek sunshine. We had three nights in Athens and managed to see the main sights and had a really enjoyable weekend.

The changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier

When we arrived there were strikes on the metro, meaning it was hard to get around, but also there was a dearth of tourists. The strikes only lasted one day and we were soon able to get around the city with ease.

Maddy and I at Temple of the Olympian Zeus, with the Parthenon in the background

A highlight for me was the Panathenaic stadium, its an amazing feat of engineering that you can get up close with, sit in the seats and run a lap of the track.

The Panathenaic stadium

And before we knew it, it was time to go home

Traffic passing the Arch of Hadrian


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