In our 7 full days in Athens we had an amazing time. All the posts on this forum and everything you see in pictures are helpful but seeing everything in person and experiencing the city has been an incredible experience, and we are already thinking about returning next year.
Many of you were good enough to share your perceptions about the graffiti art, which I appreciated too,
My other question is about the very large and mostly sleeping dogs we saw all around Athens. Some outside shops, others on the walk near the Acropolis, on one of the days we went to visit we saw 3 there alone. There were several others by the ticket office area, others by the Acropolis museum. the The Plaka, Syntagma Square and it seems almost everywhere else we went.
They seemed so at peace, mostly sleeping, minding there own business. In an interesting kind of way, they added to the flavor of the city because of their calmness. All of these dogs looked older and well taken care of, but yet they all appeared to be out there on their own. No owners, no leashes, but among the most well behaved dogs I have seen.
Thanks again for any information, and thanks too for all your wonderful advice about your amazing and beautiful city.