We spent our last few days in Greece exploring the ancient city of Athens.
We started our Athens experience with a bike tour through the city. It gave us a nice overview of the city and allowed us to get a lay of the land.
Our favorite area was Plaka. It was one of the only historical districts in Athens. We were surprised to see that most of the buildings in Athens were built out of concrete in the 1960's and 70's.
The city is also not exactly bike friendly, so it helped to have a guide. We didn't see many bikes around, but saw plenty of mopeds going down the sidewalks.
The original Olympic stadium.
Eating gyros in Athens.
Obviously the Acropolis was the highlight of our visit to the city. You can't help but imagine what the city on the hill would have looked like to the ancient Greeks. Incredible.
The view of Athens from the Acropolis. You can see the temple of Zeus in the background. It must have been magnificent in its day.
We always thought American cities had a lot of graffiti, but we've never seen anything like the graffiti in Athens. It is everywhere. Everywhere. It is kind of sad to see so many buildings defaced. Looks like they might need to crack down on the sale of spray paint...
Once again, we enjoyed our Greek food. We had a lot of seafood on Crete, so we opted for the more traditional food like lamb and moussaka in Athens. As always, we had salads everywhere we went. The food in Greece was just so, so good.
The Baklava was our favorite treat. I didn't think I liked this particular dish, but as it turns out I just had never had the real deal. The Greeks know how to make their Baklava. The local honey and pistachios were the best part.
We were fortunate to have warm weather during our trip. The temperature in Athens in April can go either way, but it was nice and warm for us. Relaxing at the pool at the end of the day was just what we needed.