|Athens from the water, my first view of Greece ever!|
After pulling up anchor in Gibralter, we headed on towards our next port of Athens, Greece.
The boat didn't actually go to Athens proper, but to Zea Marina in Piraeus. Close enough.
A fairly short cab ride away and we made it to La Plaka.
Teeming with restaurants, cafes, tourist shops and jewelry stores, the Plaka is a fun place to explore. ...and eat, drink and buy stuff. Ha! Of course we did all of that.
A Greek cappuccino. Looking back, I will forgive myself for ordering one on my first night out in Greece. I had not yet been enlightened by the utter amazing discovery of the Greek frappe. More on those later....
Playing chess on a newly purchased wooden chess board at an outdoor cafe in the center of the Plaka.
Back in Piraeus, another neat cafe bar. The whole country seems to embrace the lounging coffee culture.
Spent a day sightseeing at the Acropolis!
View of the city from the top of the Acropolis hill.
Looking down upon more ruins.
Looking at more ruins in the distance.
The weathered details of ruins up close.
Looking down on the modern city. More to come in Part Two!