Hiking uphill, we got a great view into the Odeion of Herodes Atticus. This theater is still used today for performances (the only way to enter the theater). It was built in 2nd c. AD by Herodes Atticus.
Inside were beautiful frescos.
The Stoa of Attalos is also located here. It was built in 2nd c. BC by King Attalos of Pergamon & completely restored in the 1950's of American archaeologists. There is a museum here holding about 5,000 yrs of findings. We didn't go into the museum but wandered around the porch which featured beautiful statues.
The most impressive monument is the Tower of the Winds. It was built in 1st c. BC by the astronomer Andronikos from Kyyhos in Macedonia. It was an octagonal tower made of Pentelic marble standing on a base with 3 steps. A bronze weather vane used to top the roof and indicated the direction of the winds. Personifications of each of the Gods of Wind are carved in relief at the top of each side of the tower. Rays of sun-dials are carved on each side and inside the building was a water clock.
After all that adventure, it was time to have dinner. There was a specific restaurant I had wanted to try. We walk around and around and couldn't find it. When we finally did, we were told they were booked for the evening. Crap! We made reservations for the following night and headed back to a place we had passed earlier.
I had decided on dinner for us. They had a nice grilled red snapper. As soon as we ordered, Kostos said "come with me". I made my friend go with him to pick the fish. It is priced per kilo and I never asked how much it was. Oopsies! When the fish arrived, it was huge! It could have fed 3-4 people. Seriously! I guess maybe I should have picked the fish? It was so delicious though! It was served with a Ladolemono sauce (lemon, olive oil & herbs).
Dinner at Tou Psara was fabulous! Not bad for not being at my first choice restaurant. You maybe wondering what the fish cost (cause I was certainly curious). My jaw dropped when our bill arrived. The fish (and only the fish) was 73 euro!! That's about $107. Dang! It was definitely good though!