How to Visit Athens Best Monuments in Two Days

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Updated January 20th, 2022 by Travel the Greek Way

Athens Best Monuments

Athens, the capital of Greece, is renowned for its rich history and the remarkable landmarks of multiple civilizations and religions found in every corner of the city. Its most famous monument is the Acropolis citadel, the hill where architectural masterpieces like Parthenon were built in the 5th century BC.

Temple of Athena Nike in the Acropolis

If this is your first time in Athens Greece, and you only have 2 days, this post will guide you on how best to see (most of) Athens Best Monuments, the time of operations, the entrance, and basic info on Athens history.

General view Athens Monastiraki Acropolis
Plaka and the Acropolis Hill

The good thing about Athens’ best monuments is that they are all concentrated in Athens center, making them easily accessible if you are on foot, by metro or private car/taxi. Up next I am going to tell you about Athens best monuments to see in 2 days!

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Athens Monuments Frequently Asked Questions

Acropolis hill in Athens at sunset
Acropolis at night

Is Parthenon the same as Acropolis?

No, Acropolis is the Hill on top of which Parthenon along with Erechteion and Athena Nike Temples are housed. Related Post: 16 Things to Know Before you Visit Acropolis

Are there any UNESCO monuments in Athens?

Dafni Monastery an UNESCO listed site Athens Greece
Daphni Monastery

Acropolis Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as the Byzantine Monastery of Daphni, 12,5 km from Acropolis and towards Elefsina town in the Peloponnese. They have also added Ancient Lavrion near the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion as a tentative list (to be considered for inclusion in the future)

What is the Weather like in Athens? When is Best to Visit Athens?

athens acropolis in snow during winter
Athens on a snowy winter

Greece has four distinct seasons. The temperature in Athens during spring will be between 7-25 C, 5-6 days of rain, dependent on whether you are visiting in March, April, or May.

Summers in Athens are hot and dry with temperatures between 28 – 35 C normally but can get up to 42 C if there is a heatwave. 1-2 days of rain per month.

Falls in Athens are warm and dry and can be cloudy with temperatures varying from 22-30 C. 2-5 days of rain per month.

Winter in Athens is cold and wet, and occasionally snowy. The temperatures are from 16 – 0 C or even below zero if there is a snow wave from Russia. 6 days of rain per month.

Practicalities about visiting Athens Best Monuments

Acropolis Main Entrance with visitors
Acropolis Main Entrance

Buy Tickets in advance to skip the line for summer visit

Purchase the Acropolis ticket in advance if you are visiting Athens in the summer(normal 20 euro), as the lines can get really crazy and long. If you are going to more sites than just Acropolis you better buy the combo ticket (30 euro) that permits entry within five days to the:

  • Acropolis Hill and Slopes
  • Ancient Agora of Athens and its Museum
  • Kerameikos Archaeological Site
  • Hadrian’s Library
  • Roman Agora
  • Olympieio (Temple of Zeus)
  • Lykeion Archaeological Site

The normal entry ticket to Acropolis in high season is 20 euro and you can purchase it in advance from the Greek Official e-ticketing service here. The only downside with the online ticket is that you can’t change the date or get a refund. On the website, choose the region ‘Attika’ and then ‘Acropolis and slopes’. Choose any time slot, it really doesn’t matter which you will choose, it is there for statistical reasons.

How much in the ticket to the Sites?

Evgenia at Acropolis entrance
Acropolis Entrance near Acropolis Museum

Between April 1st – October 31st the general admission ticket to the sites is the one defined by the Greek Ministry of Culture

Certain groups are eligible for half-price or free entrance – usually for EU citizens. Check here to see if you are eligible for reduced entrance.

Half Price Entrance (not valid for the combo ticket): All archaeological sites in Greece have a half-price ticket from November 1 to March 31

Free Entrance: From November to March, admission is totally free on the first Sunday of the month and on the dates March 6th, April 18th, May 18th, the last weekend of September, and October 28th.

How to group the Athens Monuments into 2 days

Acropolis museum marble exhibition
Acropolis Museum

To help you see (almost) everything in Athens I suggest you group the Athens Monuments into two groups for sites that are close by and can be visited in a day.

DAY 1 (mostly on foot):

  • Acropolis Hill
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Filoppapos Hill
  • Plaka Old Athens – Lysicrates Monument
  • Roman Agora
  • Adrian’s Library
  • Ancient Agora
  • Kerameikos
Greek White House in Herodes Attikos str.

DAY 2: Go to Acropolis Metro and start walking towards Amalias Avenue having Acropolis on your back. It can be walked or you can go by private car/metro.

  • Adrian’s Gate & Temple of Zeus (Olympeion)
  • Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro
  • Zappeion Park and Mansion
  • Greek White House in Herodes Attikos St. (from outside the gates)
  • Lyceum of Aristotle
  • Museums of Benaki, Byzantine, National Gallery
  • Greek Parliament, Change of Guards and Syntagma Square
  • Athens Trilogy
  • Lycabettus Hill

See below the detailed description of the Athens Best Monuments per day:

Day 1: Athens Best Monuments

The Acropolis of Athens: The Sacred Hill

Acropolis Hill in Athens and Parthenon Temple in sunset
Acropolis Hill with its Temples

Acropolis is the ancient Athenian Citadel, situated in the center of Athens on the elevated ground of the Hill at 156 m above the sea.

The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage, is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times. Acropolis Sacred Hill contains the remains of important Temples, theatres, and other significant buildings.

Northwest side of Acropolis Hill and the Propulaea
Propylaea & Temple of Athens Nike/ Image by Eduart Bejko
Acropolis Entrances

There are two entrances to the Acropolis of Athens, the northwest main one and the eastern entrance right across the Acropolis Museum and less than a minute walk from the Acropolis Metro Station.

Both entrances involve some uphill walk. I prefer the eastern entrance as you can easily see all the monuments in a natural way and you don’t miss any of them by accident.

The Acropolis Lift on the top of Acropolis
Acropolis lift

Accessibility Tip: If you need to use the Acropolis elevator, then choose the northwest main entrance where a new elevator (lift) was installed as of December 2020 for people with disabilities.

It can be reached by the north-eastern side of the Acropolis.

Acropolis Hours of Operation & Entrance Cost
  • Summer: April 1 to October 31 – 8am to 8pm (last entrance 7.30pm)
  • Winter: November 1 to March 31 – 8am to 5am
  • Closed on: January 1, March 25, May 1, Easter Sunday, the second day of Easter, December 25 & 26

Cost: 20 euros April 1 to October 31; 10 euros November 1 to March 31

Parthenon Temple on Acropolis

Parthenon Fast Facts:

Year Built: 447-432 BCE
A number of stones used to build the Parthenon: Approx. at 13400 stones
Architects: Iktinos and Kallikrates

Parthenon Temple is a large mixed-style temple that housed a spectacular gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos that has been lost.

A model of the Athena statue in Acropolis Athens
Reproduction of the internal part of Parthenon with Athena Statue – Hulton Archive

The combination of Doric metopes and the Ionic frieze on the walls are considered unique masterpieces. Parthenon suffered a violent removal of its decorative sculptures by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, in 1803, after an agreement he made with Ottoman authorities, as Greece was under Ottoman reign at the time.

Elgin looted much of the temple’s sculptural decoration – along with one Karyatis from Erechtheion – causing in the procedure horrendous damage onto the Temple and sold it to the British Museum.

Parthenon Temple under construction and repairments

The remaining Parthenon marbles can be seen in the Acropolis Museum.

InfoTip: There is an exact replica of the Parthenon Temple in Centennial Park, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Erechtheion Temple on Acropolis

Erechteion Temple in  Acropolis Hill of Athens

The Erechtheion or Erechtheum Temple is a Pentelic marble Ionic style architecture, dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. The Athenians started building it in 421 BC, but due to the Peloponnesian wars, it ended in 406 BC.

Erechtheion was named after the demi-god Erechtheus, the mythical Athenian king. It is best known for its porch supported by six draped female figures (Caryatids) as supporting columns.

Rumor says that the Caryatids were sculpted after some beautiful young women from Karyes, a village of the Peloponnese.

Athena Nike Temple Acropolis

A small Ionic temple located to the right of the Propylaea was built in 421 BC, as a shrine to Athena Nike (Victorious) from a design of the architect Kallikrates.

The temple of Athena Nike, as with all Greek temples, was considered a sacred place for the goddess, represented in its statue, and was not a place where regular people would enter.

The believers would perform the rituals in front of the temple, where a small altar was placed. Only the priestesses, who held a respected position in Greek society, had the privilege of entering the temple.

Acropolis Propylaea

Propylaea means “Front Doors” and it is a monumental entryway to the Acropolis that included a central building and two wings.

The roof of Propylaea in Acropolis Hill of Athens
The ceiling of Propylaea as you are getting into Acropolis

The impressive entrance was built during 437-432 BC under the supervision of the architect Mnesicles. This is a monument in Pentelic marble dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Attikus Propylaea in Acropolis Hill of Athens
Odeon/ Photo by Basil Degaitis

Odeon of Herodes Atticus (also called Herodeion or Herodion) is a Roman stone theatre built by Herodes Atticus, a wealthy Roman, in 160 AD in loving memory of his wife Aspasia Annia Regilla. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.

Today, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus hosts the summer Athens Festival along with the Theater of Epidavros and famous artists come from all over the world to perform.

Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus

Theatre is in origin a Greek word. The very first theatrical plays were performed in the Theatre of Dionysus, and it is believed to be the first theatre ever constructed.

The sight is often overlooked by tourists to the region who opt to visit the more well-known Temples of Acropolis. However, the significance of this ancient site can’t be understated.

The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is situated on the south side of the Acropolis in Athens. The theatre’s auditorium had 17.000 seats and all the ancient Greek masterpieces of Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles were first performed here.

Areopagus or Mars Hill

The Areopagus Hill or Areios Pagos (Rock of Aris) or Mars Hill is a prominent low rock hill located right across the northwest main exit of the Athens Acropolis.

Apostle Paul, while visiting Athens (51 AD) in his trip spreading Christianity to Greece, gave the famous sermon to the Unknown God mentioned at his Areopagus Hill speech in Bible Acts 17:23. At the entrance of the Areopagus Hill, stands today a stone sign of his speech to the Athenians.

Free Entrance

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is, along with the National Archaeological Museum, the most significant museum in Athens and one of the best museums in the world.

It houses every artifact found on the Acropolis Hill, including the Parthenon remaining marbles, the original Caryatids from Erechtheion, and other stunning artifacts from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.

General Admission Fee, 10 euros April 1 to October 31; 5 euros November 1 to March 31. Hours vary by season.

For updates on exhibitions, purchase entrance tickets and other information visit the official Acropolis Museum website.

Filopappos Hill

Filopappos Monument with a woman standing in front
Philopappos Monument

Southwest to Acropolis is situated beautiful wooded Philopappos Hill. On the hill, you will discover important monuments such as:

  • The 16th Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris
  • the so-called prison of the great Greek philosopher Socrates
  • the Tombs of Kimon
  • the Koili Odos (ancient street)
  • the Iroon
  • the Pnyx Hill
  • the Philopappos Monument and a spectacular view of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, the Athens ‘ plain, its surrounding mountains all the way to the Aegean Sea and its islands.

Philopappos Hill is an easy hike in the heart of Athens full of surprises, monuments, and stunning views. Free entrance.

Old City of Athens, Plaka

Anafiotika Plaka traditional house with flowers
Anafiotika Plaka in Athens

Right under the north slope of the Acropolis lies Anafiotika, a tiny neighborhood in Plaka. The place has small whitewashed houses built according to Cycladic architecture. Wandering among these houses will make you feel as though you were teleported to a Greek island.

Picturesque alley in Plaka Athens Anafiotika with pots of flowers
Plaka alleys

The story behind Anafiotika Plaka: In 1840, experienced builders from the island of Anafi came to Athens to work on the new Royal Palace and excavation sites around the Acropolis.

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Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

Evgenia in front of Lysikrates monument in Plaka Athens
Me in front of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

In Plaka lies the only surviving choragic monument, the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, a trophy awarded in 334 BC for the winning dramatic chorus.

The monument can be found on Tripodon Street, it is in very good condition, and behind it, there is a beautiful garden where you can have a refreshment while admiring the Athenian Landmark.

Free Entrance.

Roman Agora

Roman Agora Entrance in Athens Greece
Roman Agora Entrance – Gate of Athena

The Roman Agora was built (approx) 5 centuries later than Ancient Agora, between 19 and 11 B.C. with a donation of Julius Caesar and Augustus. It is located in the north of Acropolis in the Plaka area.

After the invasion of the Herulae in A.D. 267, the administrative and commercial center of Athens was transferred from the Ancient Agora to the Roman Agora and the Library of Adrian.

Tower of Winds in the Roman Agora
Tower of the Winds and Fethiye in the right background

Inside the Roman Agora, you will see the Ottoman Fetiye Mosque-Museum and the Tower of the Winds or Horologion of Andronikos Kyrristos, the world’s first meteorological center.

Tower of winds in ROman Agora Athens
The Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds is a tall, octagonal building made of Pentelic marble, which served as an ancient meteorological station.

It was designed by a famous astronomer (Andronikos of Kyrrhos) to be an elaborate water clock, sundial (on the outside), and weather vane. Its name “Tower of the Winds” is derived from the personifications of the 8 winds carved on the 8 sides of the building.

Entrance Cost: 8 euros April 1 to October 31; 4 euros November 1 to March 31. Included on the 30 euro combo ticket.

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Adrian’s Library

Adrian's Library Entrance
Adrian’s Library Entrance

The Library of Adrian in Athens was constructed between 132-134 CE by Roman Emperor Adrian.

The library was used to store important literary works and documents as well as to offer a place to hear lectures and host various philosophical schools.

Ancient Agora

The ancient Agora of Athens (also called the Classical Agora) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis, some 20 minutes walk. Founded in the 6th c BC and made of marble, it was the most important political and administrative center of Athens.

Excavations to the Athenian Agora commenced in 1931 by the American School of Classical Studies. On their website we read:

“Here (in the Ancient Agora) administrative, political, judicial, commercial, social, cultural, and religious activities all found a place together in the heart of Athens, and the square was surrounded by the public buildings necessary to run the Athenian government.”

There are two imposing buildings in the Ancient Agora:

Stoa of Attalos in Ancient Agora Athens
The Stoa of Attalos

The Hephaisteion or Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved example of a Doric temple in mainland Greece on the right side of the site.

The Stoa of Attalos, on your left, was rebuilt from the ground by the American School of Classical Studies which serves today as a Museum with the findings from the Agora sight.

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Kerameikos Archaeological Site

Kerameikos Archaeological site in Athens and a background chuch
Kerameikos archaeological site

Kerameikos archaeological site is just 10-minute far from Ancient Agora.

Why is Kerameikos important? It was initially a large settlement of potters (ceramic – Kerameikos) and vase painters and the main production center of the famous Attic vases.

The settlement was close to the Iridanos river, where traces are still existing today.

Sometimes, you even find frogs there, when there has been a lot of rain. Because Iridanos was overflowing often, they turned the place into a cemetery.

It developed into the most important cemetery of ancient Athens and was continuously in use from the 9th century BC until Roman times.

Day 2 Athens Best Monuments

Temple of Olympian Zeus & Adrian’s Arch

Temple of Zeus as seen from Acropolis Hill
The Temple of Olympian Zeus – Photo by Basil Degaitis

The Temple of Olympian Zeus also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus is a former colossal temple. It is located a short distance from the Acropolis Museum or the Monument of Lysicrates.

During the Roman period the temple, which included 104 colossal Corinthian columns, was renowned as the largest temple in Greece.

The temple suffered over the centuries and much of its material was reused in other buildings. Fifteen columns remain standing today and a sixteenth column lies on the ground where it fell during a storm in 1852.

Admission to the site is included with the Acropolis combo ticket.

Adrians Arch in Athens Greece
Adrian’s Arch

Right outside the Temple of Olympian Zeus, facing the main Amalias St stands Adrian’s Arch, a Pentelic marble monument, erected in 131-132 A.D. in honor of Roman Emperor Hadrian, a benefactor of the city of Athens.

Panathenaic Stadium

Kallimarmaro or Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is one of the main historic attractions of Athens and the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.

The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896.

Today, it is used as the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon as well as the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.

Zappeion Mansion

Zappeion Mansion in Athens Greece
Zappeion Mansion by Marios Polyzoes

The Zappeion Megaron (Mansion) was built to support the modern Olympic Games. It was sponsored by Evangelos Zappas, a Greek patriot, and businessman, and one of the founders of the modern Olympic Games. When he died in 1865, his cousin Konstantinos Zappas, continued Evangelos’ dream to revive the modern Olympic Games.

Zappeion Mansion Megaron in Athens
Zappeion

During the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the Zappeion was used as the main fencing hall, hosting matches in its atrium.

The interior of Zappeion Mansion Megaron in Athens
Zappeion Atrium. Photo by Michael Baccin on Unsplash

In 2004 served as the headquarters for the Athens Olympic Organizing Committee and in 2014 the Zappeion served as the headquarters of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It currently serves as an exhibition and event center.

What else is around?

  • The beautiful National Park of Athens, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch right across its main entrance
  • The Athens Gate Hotel

Lyceum Of Aristotle

Lyceum of Aristotle Site

The site of the 4th century BC of Lyceum of Aristotle was discovered in downtown Athens only 14 years ago.

The Lyceum is mostly renowned for the philosophical school founded there by Aristotle upon his return to Athens in 335 BC after being the private tutor of the young prince Alexander of Macedon, the future Alexander the Great, since 343 BC.

Why Lyceum of Aristotle is important? Because it is one of the three oldest gymnasia in Athens, the other two being Plato Academy and Kynosarges by the river Ilissos.

How to get there? It is at Rigilis st, between the Syntagma Metro and Evangelismos Metro stations. You can easily walk there from Syntagma square, a 10-15 minute beautiful walk by the National Garden.

Exceptional Museums to visit in the area:

  • Byzantine & Christian Museum
  • Museum of Cycladic Art
  • Benaki Museum
  • Goulandris Museum
  • Greek National Gallery

Greek Parliament

Greek Hellenic Parliament
The Greek Parliament

The Greek Parliament sits right in the very center of Athens, where the city’s heartbeats and all the great political events have happened, on Syntagma Square.

The lean neoclassic structure was designed by Friedrich von Gartner and completed in 1843. It first served as a Palace until 1924, when a referendum abolished the monarchy. It is next to the National Gardens and Zappeion Megaron.

In front of the Parliament House, there is the monument, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is guarded by the Greek army, the Evzones, dressed in the official traditional Greek uniforms, and every half an hour they engage in a disciplined and proud ceremonial pacing.

The changing of the guards is a ceremony that is very impressive and takes place every hour.

What else is there?

  • The legendary and most luxurious hotel in Greece: Grande Bretagne Hotel
  • The beginning of Ermou St, one of the most commercial streets of Athens
  • The exhibition of antiquities found in the Syntagma metro
  • The National Gardens and the Zappeion

Athens Trilogy

University of Athens

Only a metro station away from Syntagma Square, at Panepistimiou Metro, stand three elegant, monumental pieces of neoclassical buildings, widely known as the Athens Trilogy.

They were designed in the mid-19th century by the Danish Hansen and built between 1864 to around 1890.

National Library
  • The National Library of Greece, a doric-inspired element and built of Pentelic Marble – just like the masterpieces of the 5th century BC –   holds some 2.000.000 volumes of books and over 4.500 manuscripts
Academy of Athens
  • The University houses some administrative services and offers its impressive halls for ceremonial events.
Academy ceiling
  • And the – inspired by the Propylaea – Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of Hellenic intellectual heritage. The entrance is guarded by Plato and Socrates statues, the two great philosophers who along with Aristotle laid the foundations of Western thought and civilization.

Lycabettus Hill & Chapel of St George

Lycabettus-Athens as seens from Plaka Anafiotika
Lycabettus Hill from Plaka

St George Lycabettus is a Greek Orthodox church perched on top of the highest hill in the center of Athens, Lycabettus Hill.

It has arguably the best panoramic view of all of Athens, Acropolis Hill, and surrounding mountains. Besides offering a stunning view, Lycabettus hill houses the Chapel of St. Isidoros, the Lycabettus Theatre, the St George church, and the restaurant with stunning views of Athens below you.

What else is there?

  • Hotel St George Lycabettus
  • Kolonaki, the posh area of Athens for premier luxury shopping, pricey restaurants and very expensive boutiques and art galleries. Celebrities, old Athenians, new-rich and wannabe rich all mixed together along with art galleries, super expensive delis and very high-end shopping.
Kolonaki in Athens

How to get there?

If you are up for a short hike, it is about 10 minutes to get to Kolonaki from Syntagma Square and another 10 to start climbing. However, it may be too much of a strive if you are visiting Greece in the summer.

Alternatively, take the cable car or even better, a taxi from your residence straight up to the hill.

I live in Athens but I wish one day I can stay in any of those contemporary and stylish Boutique Hotels in Kolonaki:

Plato’s Academy

Academy of Platonos ruins in Athens Greece

Akadimia Platonos area is around 3 km far from Syntagma Square, which is named after Plato’s Academy, which he founded in the area in 387 BC and which continued to operate until it was destroyed by the Roman Sulla in 86 BC.

Plato’s Academy is the first “University” of the western world where science and philosophy were taught to students.  Aristotle studied there for twenty years before founding his own school, the Lyceum.

The site was rediscovered in the late 20th century and the visitor can see the ruins of the Sacred House Geometric Era, the Gymnasium, and the Peristyle Building (4th century BC), which is perhaps the only major building that belonged to the actual Academy of Plato.

Always open to the public, with no entrance fee. Official Site of Plato Academy with interesting details about the site.

How to get to Platonic Academy? The easiest way is to get a taxi if you stay around Acropolis. It shouldn’t cost you more than 5 euros and you can arrange to be picked up in half an hour or an hour later after your visit to the park.

Jewish Monuments in Athens

Greek Jewish Synagogue Athens
Athens Synagogue

Read here my dedicated post on the Complete List of Athens Jewish Monuments

Ottoman Monuments in Athens

Tzisdarakis Mosque in Athens Monastiraki

Read here my dedicated post on the Complete List of Ottoman Monuments in Athens

Where to Stay in Athens

Looking for the Best Hotels near old Athens Plaka and Acropolis Parthenon?

Or you would like to stay at a beachfront hotel?

Perhaps you are more in-budget hotels interested?

Whichever your preferences I have collected the best options for your staying in Athens below:

How to Get to Greece

Greek Dog yawning in Santorini island
Santorini yawning!

Like most visitors to Greece, you will probably have to fly to Athens or Thessaloniki International Airports to get to your final destinations.

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Evgenia
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2 Responses

  1. Fred

    Hi Evgenia! Very nice blog post!