Jack and I were very industriously made it to the ticket line of the Acropolis well before the 8 a.m. opening. Our walkabout concluded as the over-crowding of the ancient ruins with tour groups commenced. My impression of the Parthenon and other temples of the Acropolis is that I have retained so little ancient history, that a refresher lesson is highly in order. Travel has awakened my brain to language and culture unlike my job and graduate school.
Today was a day of highs and lows. They high being the overlook of Athens from the Acropolis. They low being a slide down some wet marble steps leading to the Ancient Agora. Jack manage to lug me to a taxi and then back to the hotel for a once-over by a kind Greek doctor. Just a sprain. The very good doctor prescribed an afternoon by the rooftop pool of our hotel. I like his holistic approach to medicine.
In the evening, Makis drove us on a one hour ride (which was really about two hours) to Sounion to the Temple of Poseidon, a 5thcentury ruin for the sunset. Serenity.