After passing the curve in Panathinaikon Stadium a tunnel come visible, which look exciting and mysterious. At the end of the tunnel you reach several rooms, possible a building, probably called House of Athletics. In one room there are the official poster for each Olympic Games since 1896 and forward. Also the used torch on each games can be found there. Beside being museum there are changing rooms for the athletics.
Close to National Garden is the famous Panathinaikon Stadium where the modern Olympic Games started year 1896. I decided to get inside this time. It was cool, and also to see small school children doing sport at the stadium.
After Syntagma I thought it was time for relaxation in the National Garden.
Monday morning I had a few hours for sightseeing in central Athens. I started to walk towards the famous Syntagma square.
After 5-6 hours on Blue Star Paros, I arrived to Piraues, went with metro to Monastiraki and then finally Syntagma station. After some 10 minutes walk I found my hotel on Apolonos street. Later during afternoon and evening I walked in Plaka and south of Acropolis hill.
Friday was my last evening on Naxos this time. It is amazing to walk at the waterfront, a few minutes before sunset.
From Agia Anna I went directly to Mike’s Bikes & Cars to return my scooter. It was late afternoon, a great time to walk in the Old town/Castro to enjoy and take photos towards the light. As a cat lover, I do not mind to catch a cat on a few of my photos, like this one, an inhabitant of Naxos Old town!
After lunch at Apolonas I thought it was time to go south again, and after a couple of hours driving I arrived to Agia Anna/Cape Agios Nikolaus. Unfortunately it was a little too windy to be comfortable to relax in the sun, but I stayed for a while.
When you arrive to this little village in the north of Naxos during summer time, the taverns by the harbour is packed with people. Some of the arrives with bus, doing a tour around the island.
When arrived 13 of April, I started to hesitate if any of the taverns was open. No one of them seem to be ready for guests. Anyway, the last one in the bay was open, Captain Michalis café, and I could have a lovely Greek salad, looking at the calm water of the small harbour.
I worked on my tan for a hour or so and went back to Chora, for some walking in the Old Town and Castro.