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Hadrian's Library

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  • Day2

    De bon matin

    July 10 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Nous débutons notre journée par la visite de l'acropole. Avant cela, nous faisons un petit tour dans les rues d'Athènes, surtout pour chercher des pansements et du désinfectants pour les petits pieds fragiles de Lorraine.
    Puis nous prenons un petit déjeuner (bien sucré) à l'emporter dans la station de métro de Μοναστηρακι car nous ne sommes pas en avance.
    Voici quelques photos du chemin.
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  • Day4

    Hans und Gretel

    June 16, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Dieser Laden ist ein Paradies!
    Man betritt ihn und ist umgeben von Süßigkeiten und Eis. Es riecht süß nach Kuchen und man möchte nie wieder gehen.
    Und alles ist farbenfroh und wie in einem Märchen.
    Im hinteren Teil des Ladens findet man einen Eingang zu einem Häuschen, mit kleinen Stühlen und Tisch, einem Kamin. Wir wollten unser Märchenland gar nicht mehr verlassen :D
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    Matt Ceb

    Dieser glückliche Ausdruck im Laden. :)

    6/29/19Reply
    Ina Ring

    Ich warte darauf, dass sie nach Deutschland kommen. Dann zieh ich da ein 😍

    6/29/19Reply
    Matt Ceb

    Hehe. :D

    6/29/19Reply
     
  • Day5

    Monastiraki Square

    May 14, 2015 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Tonight we went to the Monastiraki Square for dinner, the meal was delicious and a very generous size - I could only eat half of it! We then made our way to Yum... Me for frozen yogurt. After that nearly everyone else went back to the hotel a few of us decided to stay and go to a roof top bar for a cocktail naking our way through Monastiraki Square to get there we were hassled by several gypsys. The view of the city from the rooftop bar was absolutely stunning, such a shame photos don't do it justice. We made our way back to the hotel after having done a little bit of exploring.Read more

  • Day12

    Church of Panagia Kapnikarea

    July 5, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    A short walk down from Syntagma on Ermou street is located the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea. It is an early Christian church that was built around 1050. Like many early churches in Greece, it was built upon the site of pagan antiquities, a temple dedicated toi the goddess Athena or Demeter. You can see the walls of the church incorporate white marble pieces found in the original temple site.Read more

  • Day61

    Monastiraki Square, Athens

    October 29, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We said a sad goodbye to Santorini today and made our way to Athens by plane. What I didn’t know when booking our flights was that the plane from Santorini to Athens is a small plane, a very small plane. Brad got so excited when we checked in at the airport and asked how full the plane was and the reply was that there were only 40 people booked for the flight. He had started picturing us having an aisle of seats each for the flight, room to spread out etc. What we discovered upon boarding the plane was that it only fit 40 people!! And we had to wait on the tarmac for the pilot to casually arrive before we could board. Brad was positive he was going to die on his birthday. I didn’t mind the smaller plane as we flew a bit closer to the ground and could see a lot more. I figured there was also less distance to fall should we have any issues. Needless to say Brad was more than relieved when we landed in Athens.

    Our next adventure was with our taxi driver. Brad found a mobile phone on his seat when he hopped in the taxi and our driver said it belonged to his friend. Anyway, his friend happened to pass us on the highway so our taxi driver went after him, honking his horn trying to get him to pull over. It had the opposite effect with the other taxi driver driving even faster. I think at one point we were doing close to 160km/h trying to get this guy’s attention. He eventually realised who was chasing him and finally pulled over – in the middle of the highway. And we thought the Italians thought they were indestructible on the roads. It certainly was an experience.

    We somehow managed to survive the flight and the taxi ride and finally made it to our accommodation for the next couple of nights. Due to changes in our itinerary we now have six nights in Athens instead of four but were unable to extend our original booking so we booked a room at Athens’s Luxury Suites. Our room was great, spacious with a very big comfy bed and a roomy bright red bathroom. We were impressed.

    After checking in and a rest we headed out for dinner and to check out our surroundings. We could see the Acropolis and the Parthenon lit up in the distance and can’t wait to visit it tomorrow. We walked down to the Monastiraki Square, the main square in the old town of Athens. This seemed to be the central spot for the neighbourhood and everywhere we visited always seemed to return to this spot. From here we made our way to a street full of restaurants, with hosts trying to entice passers-by inside with their colourful menus and iPads, very 21st century. We chose to have dinner at Efxaris, a traditional Greek restaurant. I happened to mention it was Brad’s birthday and boy did he get spoilt. We were given free drinks and desserts and the band even sang Happy Birthday to Brad, which embarrassed him completely. The food was delicious, and it is nice to try another cuisine.

    We ended the night with a stroll through the area, being amazed at the ruins we were walking amongst, checking out some of the market stalls and trying our first Greek gelato. We are looking forward to hitting the streets tomorrow.
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  • Day9

    Sabbas

    July 18, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Nestled in the shadows of the Acropolis, Sabbas rooftop restaurant was where it's at. Delicious food, great atmosphere, reasonable priced, and the best view of the Acropolis.

  • Day606

    Day 607: Back to Athens

    October 14, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Six hours in the car today, long drive! Left our place in Corfu early in the morning, as we needed to catch the 9:30am ferry since the next one wasn't until 12:30. Made it with no issues, and then drove the five-ish hours across Greece back to Athens, where we arrived around five pm.

    Dropped the car off with no problems thankfully, then caught the train back into the city where we arrived at our apartment, the same one we'd stayed in three weeks earlier. Last few days in Euroep!
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