Then our plane from Amsterdam to Athens was encountering major head winds that made our flight a 1 ½ late. My schedule for Friday was getting totally thrown off. We hit the ground running and never slowed down the whole trip.
After checking in to our hotel (St. George Lycabettus) which was at up a little on the mountain Lycabettus.
View from our hotel balcony-score I just booked the hotel because they allowed dogs
We were staying a little ways up the first mountain in the distance. Take from the acropolis.
We headed down to Monastiraki Square for light dinner of Souvlaki at Thanassis. Which was wonderful. Then we walked to the central Market they were almost all closed up and checked out the fresh fish and fresh meats. Close by was Krinos where we had dessert.
My souvlaki sandwich
Loukoumades - doughnut like things with hot honey drizzled on them
Being completely satisfied with our first Greek meal we walked to Syntagmatos/Parliament to see the Greek guards.
Joe took about 5 photos of the guards this night and they all are amazing photos good job honey
Next stop Lycabettus Mountain. Well we got there and a German couple was waiting to go up to the top and some how the German guy made a deal with the taxi driver to take all of up to the top. It all happened so fast that my head was spinning. Just another story for my blog I thought as we all piled in the taxi (Foxy too)
We took the funicular down and called it a night because tomorrow was another adventure for us.
view from the top-Acropolis in the distanceThis photo is from the central market fish area-it is a shark head laying on the ground. Because it was the end of the day there was blood and fish slim all over the ground. Highly suggest getting there earlier so you don't have to walk through it. I also hope they didn't catch the shark just for the fin for soup! That is not right never eat shark fin soup!