Even though they did not manage to rennovate Monastiraki Square it was still a popular hangout for the young during the Olympics since it was located right between Plaka and Psiri. This photo was taken at about 7pm. At night you had to push your way through the crowds. They did restore the Monastiraki metro station though. After the first week the square became a flea-market for tickets as people became desperate to buy and sell. That is the Acropolis in the background which did not manage to lose the scaffolding. They did however add a lift for wheelchairs and people who are unable to walk up the steps, and the Communists lowered an enormous banner asking Colin Powell to reconsider when he announced he was coming to the closing ceremonies. He reconsidered.