On Tuesday, we headed off to
On Wednesday, we headed out to do some sightseeing. Of course, the first stop had to be the Acropolis – that’s the one must-see in
Then we stopped at Mars Hill (or, the Areopagus), where
The second photo shows my dad on top of Mars Hill, with the Acropolis behind him.
Finally, we made the climb up to the Acropolis. Unfortunately, the late morning is not the best time to visit these big sites. The cruise ships seem to invade about that time, and they come in droves. We sort of waited out the initial wave, however, and we were then able to move again. See all the photos from
Afterwards, we made our way to another nice place for lunch, which was tucked in a shade-covered alley (see the third photo).
After lunch, we took the subway to the
That night, we took the subway over to Syntagma, and walked by the old palace (now the parliament building), the
Finally, we made it to yet another great restaurant for more Greek food.
Afterwards, we slowly made our way back to the hotel to prepare for our 3:30 AM trip to the airport. All went smoothly and my parents started the long journey back to the
As for me, I met up with our friend Costa around 10:30. He and his family hosted us when we first arrived in
Finally, I took the train back to
Anyway, now it’s back to the old routine…at least for about a week. Next Friday, we are driving to