We arrived in Athens around noon, bought metro tickets, then realized the metro workers were on strike. Go figure – only in Greece! It was a pain at first, but then we realized it was just “typical Greek,” so laughed about it and hopped in a taxi (a nice yellow Mercedes CL500!) to go the hotel. We ate at the nearby Oroscopo for lunch and had a baked feta cheese appetizer that was to die for (see picture below). Afterwards, we walked about a mile and a half to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon, which was already closed so we took a bunch of pictures from the base and went to the Acropolis Museum, which is a must see. We ate dinner at Strofi, which overlooks the entire Acropolis – absolutely stunning. They served us complimentary kefi, which is a Greek liquor. Our meal was amazing – Greek salad to start (of course). Sasha had a craving for frozen yogurt, so I googled it, thinking we’d have little luck, but we found one a mile away. We walked to Yogolicious – real Greek froyo – unparalleled anywhere else. We found ourselves in the Monastiraki area, which is totally hustle-and-bustle. Lights, people, music everywhere – we loved it. We have heard mixed reviews about Athens, but it’s truly one of my favorite cities in the world.
Baked feta cheese with fresh tomatoes – we had to have this as our first Greek appetizer – it was heavenly!
Guards protecting the President’s house (with pom-pom shoes on)
This is my trademark: climbing trees in foreign cities
Sunset on Athens
The cliffside view of the Parthenon – going back today for pictures and viewing!
In the Acropolis – at the base of the Parthenon
Strolling through the streets of the Monastiraki area at night was amazing – lights, people and Christmas music!
Above is the real Greek frozen yogurt shop we found when wandering home. And a few photos from my iPhone: Strofi, where we ate dinner, had a rooftop room with the most amazing view of the Parthenon. And deadly Greek liquor (complimentary – geez, thanks!).