The Great Greece Odyssey
Updated: Jan 29
Expectations were high, after a two year delay we finally arrive to Athens, Greece.
After an overnight flight and a short train ride we exit the station to the busy and
gritty streets of the capital of Greece. Our Airbnb host (Grigoris) meets us at the
station and shows us the way to the apartment. Penthouse level, ultra modern,
providing an spectacular unobstructed view of the Acropolis.
What else would you ask for?
The changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. These guys might look a little
dainty in their leggings and white skirt looking outfits but do not mess with them, they are
some of the most fierce fighters in the Greek army.
Musaka for Laura and pork Sousvlaki for me and we are off and running on our culinary
expedition across Greece. We don’t have to look far because about a block from the apartment is an outdoor dinning area with many restaurants.
Also we were surprised about how affordable all the prices were. Not just in Athens but throughout all of Greece we were always amazed about the food prices.
The guy said six so I thought, Wow six euros for a gyro sandwich that’s a pretty decent price! Turns out it was six euros for both Gyros. Yep, three euros each plus six euros for two Cokes and we both had a very tasty lunch for a total of twelve euros. No taxes required and no tips expected but we always round up the tab to leave a small tip.
A taxi can get you most of the way but we decided to walk from the apartment to the top of the Acropolis witch contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The path was't steep but we took our time to explore the neighborhood and graffiti on the walls as we made our way to the top.
The only elevator is for the construction crew only, mere mortals must walk.
So we walked-and we walked- and we walked, just like every other trip we've ever taken.