|There comes our bus for the day :)|
As we get on the bus the schedule has changed for "winter" and the times are longer between buses. Also found out that tomorrow is CRUISE DAY! YIKES!! Everything will be busy, so glad we are heading to the port today. But we have to wait an 1.5hrs at Acropolis for the bus to arrive. Good time to walk around the lower area known as Phillopapou Hill.
|Tomorrow we are going to the top of Lycabettus Hill|
|coffee and chess time :)|
|Streets are narrow, cars parked on both sides, one lane for traffic = grid lock!!|
|On our way out of Athens|
|Hard to see thru the bus window but there are people laying on the beach and in the water!|
|Photo doesnt do the gyro justice! Plus its half eaten! LOL!!|
From there we continued to walk thru the streets of Plaka on our way back to our place.
|Think we need a table like this under our chompa in Honduras :)|
|Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens built in 1842|
|The interior is beautiful|
|Next to the Metropolitan Church is the tiny Church of Theotokos Gorgoepikoos - built in the 13th century|
|The interior-could probably seat 30 people|
|The exterior side wall|
Our place is located between many embassies. Right next door is the French Embassy. There is a police command bus across the street that hasn't moved since we got here. So guessing it must be there 24/7.
After we had supper we went out again to see if I could get a picture of the Acropolis all lit up at night. We walked to the Parliament and watched the changing of the guards. I took a video but will post separately since they don't seem to work on my blog :( After that there was The Athens Happy Train parked on the main street. Its a 40 minutes ride for only 5E each. Thought maybe it would go thru the side streets of Plaka, which it did. I tried to get a picture of the Acropolis but my iPhone just didnt show it clearly. I have to use it since our camera crapped out this summer - I cant review the picture after taking it, so not good :( Took it to London drugs but they couldnt figure out why it was doing that.
Had a nice evening walking around the centre :) Tomorrow we are doing the big hike up Lycabettus Hill.
|Police command centre across the street|
|Stopped for a Cappuccino Freddo and baklava|
|oooo it was good :)|
|waterfalls in Syntagma Square|