Travel Blogs from Athens
... live music, air conditioning and WIFI. Was able to email but not text. Sent short greeting to sons and sister. Unfortunately, they took too long for George and Toni's comfort but all went well. Bought a Hello Kitty T-shirt/dress for Alexys and Athens T-shirt and cap for myself. Toni and I ate dinner in the garden with Troy and Taylor. Then saw show. I went and bought Carlos and Nisi a T-shirt on ship. Watched a weird French movie until I fell ...
Friday, June 13 -- AthensWoke at 8am and packed for the last time in Greece.
Breakfast downstairs in the lobby of our O&B Hotel just off of Ermou street, a busy street that turns into a shopping mall on the way to the Parliament building in the Center of Athens.
Walking the other direction we are only 1 block from the pedestrian walkway that leads around to the entrance to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
By 10am we ...
... a pastry place a block away. Originally all of us were going to get baklava but then I saw this Boston cream pie esque thing and had to have it. Sat outside for a few minutes eating. I ran into another bakery real quick and got an assortment of cookies for Olga as a thank you for my necklace. We headed back to the hotel and sadly Olga had already gone home for the night so I' Have a 6am wake up tomorrow and a full day of traveling so I'm calling it a ...
... about 90%. Steph couldn't even
have dessert, which she'd been looking forward to! Went back to the
hotel and watched shows.
We kinda had in mind that we might do a
day trip to Delphi today, but we were so tired from yesterday that
the idea of waking up early and being on a bus for 6 hours round trip
was not at all inviting. I'm glad we didn't go in the end because it
gave us more time to look ...
... Athens and a short stint further afield in the mainland, I decided to hit the islands. As I made no reservations and being high season, I decided to play ferry roulette. I grabbed my bag, jumped on the metro, and headed to the pier. Once there, I started walking around until I found the next ferry going to an island in the Cyclades (one if the Greek island groups, most famous, historically for Delos, and in modernity for Santorini). As the fates would have (historic Greek ...