Despite our early start the ruins were already hot work!
|We spotted a tortoise hunting for shade!|
Then we headed to the Parliament building for the Sunday 10.30am changing of the guard ceremony. Unlike other days, on Sunday, a whole platoon of the evzones (guards) march down Vasilissis Sofias to the tomb, accompanied by a band.
|The guards have a very distinctive outfit - check out those shoes!|
Despite the midday heat and the crowds, it was worth it!
|Looking down on the ruins we'd explored that morning|
|Temple of the Olympian Zeus|
|Check out that meat...and moustache!|
Next up was a visit to Monastiraki's flea market:
Then it was off to the airport to head home. A random welcome greeted me back in Munich as Germany won the World Cup as I walked home from the station - a night of partying across the city and country ensued!