Athens was interesting in its variety. On the one hand it was a very sad city. We were there the day after a large protest, so the graffiti on some main buildings was still very fresh. Weeds growing up through Olympic venues used just 12 years ago was also difficult to see. Then there were the impressive parts. The Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, shopping in the Plaka and seeing the very first Olympic Stadium of the Modern Olympic Games.