Category Athens

Europe 2017 – The Legend of Jenny Manetta

August 24 – November 15 As promised (threatened?) in the last post, I’d like to talk a bit about Jenny Manetta, who we’ve referred to quite a few times while we recounted our month with the Greeks, and for those of you whose heads are spinning as I’ve time shifted major sections of the blog […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Three

August 24 – November 15 We spent time in just three countries this trip, Greece, Spain, and France.  Each was an extremely positive experience and we’ll recount these, and maybe some drawbacks in the following posts. Greece My one and only visit to Greece was a month spent at the end of a three-month trip […]

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 […]