Today was the day of the general strike, and even though you may have seen news clips, we were not aware of any demonstrations. Most services were closed, but life carried on in the Plaka, the old area below the Acropolis. All of the restaurants and tourist shops were open for business as usual. The Acropolis was closed, but the Acropolis Museum was open, so we spent some time there. This is a place not to be missed if you are ever in Athens. Then we wandered the Plaka, well into the evening.