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I just woke up from a nap. When you're travelling, naps are less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Today was my first full day in Athens. The weather was lovely, a change from the pouring rain that kept me in last night. Feeling somewhat fatigued, I took a relaxed approach to sightseeing. This morning I investigated the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, then the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first ...
... A quick lesson in phyllo- the dough of Greece. Costas explained that every female needs to know how to make phyllo. If she has not mastered this by the time of her wedding, the groom will have his new mother-in-law as a houseguest. Samples of pies surrounded in phyllo were another stop on the breakfast extravaganza.
Now a trip to what I call the Greek deli. In the small shop, we sat at a picnic table with ...
... I had visions of me tumbling down the hill or toppling over the fence. I had to ask if anyone committed suicide from there as they could easily climb over the fence and there are no barriers to stop them. A bit of a ghoulish question but apparently people don't as it illegal. The Greeks must be very obedient.
We had quick stop off at the Temple of Zeus and Olympic stadium before driving ...
... on a very hot summer day.
When we arrived to Syntagma Square we passed by the Parliament Building, just in time for the changing of the guards. The unusual choreography was truly "Greek to us," but completely fascinating!
Then, finally, back to the hotel. Time to cool off and relax for our first of two evenings in Athens.
Our trip is soon coming to a close.
Just one more day in Athens . . . and we’re making the most of ...
... We had a very long trip to Europe, with an hour long transfer.
We transferred in Zurich, Switzerland and had a beautiful view of the Alps!
Arriving in Athens, our program provided bus transportation to our hotel in the suburbs (Glyfada).
After about 12 hours, we arrived in Athens in the afternoon, jet-lagged but ...