As a Saxon-Celt, it seems strange to think of the academe that existed here two and a half millenia ago. Amazing how different societies and civilizations develop and then co-exist.
The next day and it was off to the Parthenon, with all of its associated temples and theatres on or near the Acropolis. Thence to the Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Roman Forum. Even in the current state of disrepair/attempted 'halt and repair', these buildings are awe inspiring and astonishing. What will be here in another 2500 years' time? If we could come back (H. G.Wells style) would we see Morlocks and Eloi co-exist? I have never wanted to live forever but confess to a sneaking desire to see.
We also visited the site of the first modern Olympics - sets the hairs up on the back of your neck.
And on day four it was time to come home, after a quick visit to the amazing Acropolis Museum (the new one).
I can see why people come here and stay. I leave a little part of my heart high on a hill in Athens.