Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Great Wall of Athens!


1600 (local time)

Another pretty huge day, the people that we met last night, invited us out again today, to do a bit more touristy things, so we visited Keramikos. Keramikos is a little cemetery in downtown Athens, just outside of the Flea Markets. It’s a pretty cool looking place, but its also a bit of a mess with sandstone blocks everywhere, but there are a few little turtles or tortoise’s running around eating the flowers, a pretty cool site to see. Around some of Keramikos is this wall, called Themistoclean Wall, this wall travelled 6.5 kilometres around Athens, to protect its people, this wall was built in 479BC and the biggest (still standing) part of this wall is located in Keramikos.

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