From Greece

Athens, Greece


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A few things about Athens…

  • The Acropolis is up on a small mountain and is difficult to walk up under the blazing sun. Find shade whenever you can.
  • The Plaka district is right next to the Acropolis and has nice architecture and restaurants with patrons left and right trying to get you to look at their menu.
  • Just above Plaka is a flea market with plenty of little shops, but it’s still hard to find a bargain.
  • The ticket you buy for the Acropolis is also good for lots of other ruins, but they’re spaced out in the center of the city. So you have to walk a bit. Good thing the ticket is valid for at least 4 days.
  • Greek yoghurt as a desert is a traditional dish but also an acquired taste.
  • There are dogs all around ruins, even right in the Acropolis. We don’t know who owns them, but they are the chillest dogs you’ll ever come across.

Meteora and Delphi, Greece


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A few things about Meteora and Delphi…

  • The floating monasteries don’t take more than a day to visit.
  • Each monastery cost 2 euros for entry and woman must wear skirts that reach at least knee level. If you’re not dressed properly, you can borrow one of their skirts and look like a grandmother.
  • There’s a grill restaurant in Kastraki called Paradisos that served delicious kebabs.
  • Yet again, there isn’t much to do in Delphi other than the archeological sites, so one day is plenty enough.
  • You have to pay to see the temple of Apollo where the oracle sat but Athena’s temple and the Tholos is free.
  • Since the city of Delphi is on a hillside, you get a great view of the mountains and the Corinth.
  • There’s only one cheap gyros restaurant that we could find, but it’s so cheap and good that we went three times.
  • In Greek mythology, Zeus released two eagles and sent them flying in oposite directions. They eventually met each other in Delphi and thus it was believed that Delphi was the center of the world.