People did the normal tourist things between Olympic events like go to the tomb of the unknown soldier and watch the Evzones do their thing. One US sportswriter made disparaging remarks about them, implying that they were wimpy because they wore dresses. Actually they are called foustenellas, and were worn by the revolutionaries who liberated the country from the Turks. The humor was juvenile, and evidence of why many people believe that Olympics are cultural events and beyond the scope of your everyday sportswriter.