As you passed through a magnificent monstrous marble gate the vista of the iconic Parthenon was right there in front of you. It was interesting to see where they have put the new marble in to repair old sections, the new stuff was really wide and the older marble was discoloured to a kind of yellowy colour.
You could see the city of 4 million people laid out in front of you. There were tall pointy hills right in the middle of the city with buildings going as high as was practical.
We are on our way to Turkey at the moment and we have a tour of Ephesus tomorrow.