Welcome to another Tuesday. For some of you, it may be the first day back to work after the long weekend, but either way we have got some great things for you to do today that will only set you back $10. If you happen to be in Athens, Greece or you plan on visiting soon, this installment of Dollars & Sense is just for you. Check it out below.
Visit The New Acropolis Museum
Inaugurated in June 2009, this light, airy glass-and-concrete building was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi. Archaic and classical finds from the Acropolis site are displayed here – proud statues of the ancients and life-like stone carvings of animals. The top floor is devoted to the marble frieze that once ran around the top of the Parthenon. About half of the pieces are originals, while the remainder are white plaster copies. The missing pieces were removed by Lord Elgin in 1801 and are now in the British Museum in London. The Greeks have wanted them back for decades, and hope that this blatant presentation will finally convince the British to return them. There's also an excellent restaurant on the second floor, open till midnight.
Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Makrigianni (on the edge of Plaka).