We went to see the Olympic Stadium that was the sight of the first Olympics when they were restarted in 1896.
|Handstands Around the World--Athens|
We also watched the Changing of the Guard at Greece's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask the kids the symbolism of the different parts of their uniform. Dimitris, our guide, explained everything to us.
|Each shoe weighs approximately 5 kg (11 pounds). The kids were all impressed--Ted was not.|
|You could stand next to them when they were at the guardhouse, but you couldn't touch them. One tourist did, and the guard banged his gun loudly on the ground to signal another soldier who was in charge of crowd control.|
|The new guards arriving for the Changing of the Guard|
We then went to Plaka, which is an eating and shopping area--we did both.
Then, instead of heading to the Museum, which would have been interesting but boring for the kids, we asked our guide where we might find some good baklava, and he did not disappoint.
|These were simply divine.|
After we returned to the boat, we spied the Acropolis with the Parthenon in the hazy distance. Can you spy it?