There is evidence that Kerameikos housed a cemetery as early as 9th century BC. That means that this morning we were strolling on ruins that have seen visitors for 30 centuries! As we walked down the sacred way we could see replicas of the giant funeral urns and gravestones (the originals are in their small museum and some are in the National museum we saw yesterday). Oh, and guess what else we found on the sacred way?--a really cool tortoise! (See video)
After that we headed to the Central Market. There were few other tourists there. This is more of a giant local market where Greeks head to buy squid, meat, fish, olives, cheese, and fruits and vegetables. There is definitely nothing "flea market" about it. It is very lively, and noisy. We bought a ton of stuff. Our guide book suggested we try the fresh figs. I accidentally bought two boxes of figs instead of two figs. Fortunately they are delicious😄
Resting up to head off to a dance performance later tonight. You are Always in my Prayers. Love Mom.
Nexus Note: I thought you might like a glimpse of the Central Market. The snails and crabs were live. We bought olives, feta, fruit (including lots of figs), and cucumbers and tomatoes to make our own Greek salad. Ray