Athens has had its share of turmoil over the years. While we were there streets were closed for protests. Most recently they have had some terrible problems with their economy that required a bailout.
Fortunately, even with all the issues, they still make sure to preserve their ancient assets.
When we visited the Parthenon for our honeymoon in 2009. We saw the marvel of the Parthenon being carefully reconstructed to look as it once did.
Metal frames to hold restored and new stones in place.
Side before reconstruction
Notice the difference in color between the original and new stone. In time the difference will fade.
Newly wed couple. Not too far from this location I slipped on some rocks and fell hard on my rear end. Teenagers laughed loudly at me. Be careful around these rocks!
Theatre of Dionysos
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Acropolis from below
I noticed these pretty Athens flowers all around.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Pretty Athens churches
Nice restaurant hideaway in Athens.
Turtle at the Roman Agora
Statues from the Ancient Agora.