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Day 33, Athens

sunny 27 °C

We slept very well into the morning. All of our room mates left at 0600 to catch ferries to the islands, so we had the room to ourself. We woke and packed quickly trying to get down to breakfast before it was over at 0930. Breakfast was nothing but a toast buffet. So we checked out and put our bags down into storage. We ran down the street to the yogurt store. Awesome! We got a greek yogurt with greek honey and fresh strawberries. So GOOD! We ran back down the street and signed up for a walking tour at our hostel.
The tour was 4 hours long, because we had such a big group to gather around. We hit most of the major sights without going in. The tour was very informative, with a huge amount of information, but rather dry unfortunately. We did manage to get some information from our tour guide, who without the tour group was really funny and nice, about the island we are going to and some places to check out.
After the tour finished at 1400 we were very hungary. We found a place we had picked out for lunch without to much trouble. We decided to try a few different small dishes. Boy did we feast, service was curt and slow, but it didn’t matter. We scraped our bread through a thick harsh garlic hummus (yummmmmmm!) We had some stuffed peppers and tomatoes and a big hunk of saganaki (fried cheese.) It was very good, we (Shane) polished off a half liter of wine and then we left.
Checking into our new hostel room was next on the docket. Our new room has a bigger lounge area but the smallest room you could fit 6 people into. There isn’t hardly room to walk. We hung out and fought with the internet for a few hours or so before we left. We needed to leave and get away from our not-so-great roommate so we walked down the street and ordered 2 frappes. 6.40 euros later (OMG!) we left. Jeeze! We got some postcards and a deck of cards from one of the million tourist stores lining the streets. We walked to the roof top bar and get a few beers during happy hour. We talked to some people hanging around and then left for dinner. We strolled the streets and got some more gyros from Sabbas (our favourite.)
We walked around looking for baklava and when we finally found some I was in love! There were a few different kinds and I chose, to start off with, the kind I find most traditional, the one I make. I don’t know how it is called but I’d call it baklava. It was so good, crispy, a little salty from the butter and sweet enough to make your throat sting. I can’t wait to get more tonight!
When we got home we took our showers (so stupid! the water gets all over the floor because the shower curtains aren’t long enough!) and fought with the internet some more. The air conditioning didn’t work in the room, so I’m sure we all sweated to sleep.

Posted by s-a 07:01 Archived in Greece Tagged athens

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got to love those countries were half the things work and the other half dont. hahaha but it keeps things interesting! nothing like a suprise! love the pic with the flowers up the side of the building. such a roit of color. dont forget to visit the pathoes or whatever you call it in Athens

by dad

It's even more vivid in person as you can imagine. We haven't actually paid to walk the 100ft closer to the parthenon than we can from the gate. But we did go to the museum which is almost as good.

by s-a

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