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... a car and visited some ruins (Knossos) and a large plateau settled among some of the hills of Crete. A future trip to the western side would be a good idea too.
Crete was our introduction to delicious Greek food and on our first proper night (which was our second night as we didn't get settled in until 2am on the first night due to yet again a number of flight delays) we went to the old town square, less than 5 minutes walk from ...
... of pigeons around looked like they'd seen better days.
WISH I had more room to fit things in my case as I certainly don't trust posting things home. (My nieces birthday present never arrived at the resort) Athens is how I remembered it - dirty, run down and crowded. I'm kind of glad we are only here for two days but nevertheless we are really looking forward to exploring tomorrow.
Back to the hotel and I think this was the most I've looked forward ...
Touched down in Athens at 4am and were at Metropolis Hotel by 5.30. A very long day walking all over the city and seeing many sights.
We started with Central Markets, a vibrant, bustling place with all manner of meats, fish, fruit and veg and of course olives! The meat section was a bit confronting at times with the whole animal on display (good way to consider being a vegetarian).
Next we headed ...
... tummy's were all satisfied we continued to explore the Plaka area and went to Syntagma square and wandered the streets before heading back to the Hotel for a well deserved rest.
However, we could not be true explorers without finishing the day by heading to the roof terrace of the Hotel to admire the Acropolis lit up in the night sky. This was a beautiful way to end our first day in Athens.