I felt the need for a walk today: exercise, nature, culture, Spring, sun! Passed a famous landmark halfway northward.
This is a place that hardly any visitors in St Petersburg want to miss.
Yesterday I was trekking around Eco Park Omberg, some 21 km. It is a fantastic area where you can be inspired by orchids, feel the strong smell from ramsons, hike along enormous oaks or enjoy the amazing view at various heights.
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.