There seemed to be a lot of police around parliament today. Every second person had on a uniform with many of them talking into their shirt collars. Must have been something big going down because there seemed to be camera crew by the mile as well. Many police also had riot shields amongst their kit.
However all that didn't stop the changing of the guard ceremony.
We spent much of today making the obligatory visits to the many monuments that Athens is famous for. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is an impressive venue - I think we had a televised performance from here by Pavarotti.
View of the Acropolis and the Pantheon - an impressive piece of restoration work going on there. I'm glad we visited on a Friday; I can imagine the crowds at the weekends.
Later in the day we took a city sight seeing bus to see what else we need to put in the agenda for tomorrow.