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... walk up to the Acropolis. The sight was definitely worth it. The height alone makes it for a spectacular view. I walk around for a bit, but then decide I'm too hot and can't handle the crowds any further. I go down a different route and found myself wandering through a mixed neighbourhood of chic shops and run-down buildings covered in graffiti. It's a bit early, but I decide to go for lunch. I eat half my salad and iced coffee as my mind is playing thoughts other than what I ...
... easy as it should have been to figure out at an airport, but we managed to get on the right one and head toward Athens. We had to change lines from blue to green. When we went to switch to the green line, there were issues with the metros and there was a 20 minute delay. This wasn't terrible, as we got to do our people watching. Our first observations...people in Greece are MUCH quieter than any other place we had been and we felt like we went back in time ...
... markets and small public squares with historic churches and chapels that seem unreal to see in amongst the modern buildings. We decided to stop at a local taverna and asked the waiter to suggest something for lunch. He said there were special items available only today due to the National holiday. We left it in his hands and ended up with a small salad (greek of course), battered cod with garlic potato mash and a slow cooked lamb which fell off the bone with roasted potatoes ...
... to sightsee. We went to Volterra (where Twilight's "Volturi" is supposedly from, although the movie "New Moon" was not actually filmed there). We were stuck inside because of the downpour, so we explored a gothic church and shopped for Alabaster for entirely too long. The rain subsided finally so we dashed to the car and drove to San Gimangnano (I still don't know how to pronounce the name). That town was the highlight of my day! It didn't rain while we were there so we ...