I was up early to go to the flea market in Monastiraki. On the way there I went up Filapappos Hill, near the Acropolis.
The walk to the top is not difficult and the view is good. From here I went to the flea market. There were a lot of stalls selling coins and stamps, books, and other random junk. I bought a book for €1.
Greece is actually quite hot. I don’t know if anyone has ever noticed this. I hid in the air conditioning in a shop for a while, then went to the War Museum. Entry is €2, and that’s about how much it should be, because it’s crap.
Inside there is little information – you get a free DVD in Greek, and that’s it. They have few interpretation panels in Greek, let alone English, so you have to know about the events to make any sense of the displays. And even then what they have isn’t all that interesting.
They had a reasonable section about ancient warfare, especially Alexander the Great’s famous battles.
After that was a long section of portraits of men with moustaches. Finally it went back to something interesting.
You have to go down to the toilets to see it all, as there is another gallery hidden near there.
Outside were some artillery pieces.