A bit of a cloudy/rainy day so it was perfect for a trip to the National Archaeology Museum. Fabulous Museum!!!
Again, due to technical difficulties, all the photos that follow are from the internet but we did get pictures of them on our camera. Magnificent collection and arranged in chronological order, which made it easier to follow the progression of styles. We spent over 6 hours here, with 2 coffee breaks to rest our over-taxed little brains! So much to take in! My favourite was the Artemesian jockey, Rick’s was Aphrodite. There was a special exhibit drawn from the permanent collection asking “What is Beauty?” An amazing mini-museum of some of the most lovely items from the rest of the museum. Also displayed beautifully. This museum has a vast collection of bronzes, as well as pottery from the very earliest finds. The Egyption collection is not too shabby either! It was especially nice to see items from sites we have visited in our travels and to have them described in the context of other Greek art: places like Knossos, Mycenae, Epidavros, Olympia. All in all, a very tiring but satisfying day. Advice to others: don’t miss any of the areas but you may want to take two days to see it all.
We took a bit of time in the late afternoon to pack our suitcases then went out for our last Greek dinner. Tomorrow, we are off to the Athens airport for at 6:30 am flight, to Zurich, to Toronto, then to Halifax. It breaks my heart that we still have room in our suitcases but I have no time left to shop!
Home tomorrow - and time to start planning our next adventure, reviewing the nearly 4000 pictures we took, and trimming down the packing list.