Category Athens

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part One

September 16-18 As planned, we were up, packed, and making coffee during yet another peaceful and beautiful sunrise on the balcony of our room.  At breakfast at 8:20 we sat outside as we had done during our stay, a delightfully pleasant morning for dining, finally succumbing to the entreating of the wait staff to order […]

Europe 2017 – Athens and the Ferry

September 2 We breakfasted at the Phaedra and then did the one chore that is absolutely necessary on any long trip, one not often described in detail in any guidebook and yet requires an outlay of cash and an hour or two of lost time.  Yes, that’s right…. the laundry. We’d spotted a place not […]

Europe 2017 – The Peloponnese – Part Five

August 28 – September 1 Our last day with the tour would be a long one with a stop at the monasteries at Meteora, a jog back up north to Thermopylae and then a lengthy afternoon’s drive back to Athens. The climb by bus up to our first destination took a bit of time on […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Four

August 24 – 26 After our pizza snack, we walked through the Plaka to the Arch of Hadrian, which offers a neat framing device that many tourists take advantage of, either posing in front of the arch or making sure they get a bit of the Acropolis in the background. From there we continued north […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Three

August 24 – 26 Up early as planned, our sleep pattern getting back to normal from the jet lag, we had breakfast downstairs (five euros apiece) and set out for the Acropolis around 8am.  We had purchased a combo ticket for 30 euros the day before (gaining us admission to it and other sites including […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Two

August 24 – 26 We arose refreshed from the nap as we had hoped, set out to do some more exploring and to determine a route to the starting point for the walking tour we would take the next day with Athens Free Walking Tour.  We were to meet at 9am at a small church […]