Arriving in Athens, we met up with our relatives who arrived from their respective countries within an hour of our flight.
We are so excited!
Despite all being deliriously tired we can’t wait to be out on the streets of Athens.
We got into our cars and while we were being driven I took in the sights. Gorgeous huge mountains on one side and years of history on the other.
It’s so amazing to be caught up in this world where people have walked for centuries and centuries on one side and a bit of graffiti ruins the landscape on the other.
Rules don’t seem to apply here but even so, there are “unspoken” rules and that makes it all work regardless. These unspoken rules apply particularly when driving. Needless to say, I won’t be driving over here.
Before reaching our apartment we went grocery shopping. You may remember how much of an experience this was for us in Japan. Here today, I didn’t find it so much different than what I’m used to at home except for the fact that the prices are in Euro’s so at first glance, it seems the items are pretty cheap until you do the monetary conversion.
I did find these though (left)
Hubby can’t understand why anyone would eat something so dry but I just LOVE them!
And when you dunk them in coffee it’s the best!
Our apartment is Glyfada and about two kilometeres from the beach. I’ve spelt it Glyfada but as with many of the names here, it can be spelt several different ways.
We were going to refresh and rest before heading out but we got a second wind and decided to head out right then.
What a gorgeous area! And so many different types of people down here. A lot of graffiti too. Surprising how much there is considering this is considered a “rich” area.
I’ve been dying to have a moussaka for a while now. Everytime I try to order it in my home town, something goes wrong. I figured my chances of having it in Greece would have to be pretty high right?
So we went into a restaurant and saw moussaka was on the menu! Great!
The others ordered their food and when it came to me and I said “I’ll have the moussaka please” with full excitement ad anticipation of a great meal.
Instead I received this response.
“Oh I’m sorry, that’s on the menu but we’re often out of it”
Inside I cried but I did have a pastisio (pictured below, right) that was just sooo nice and creamy!!
We also had a Greek salad which was presented with a block of feta cheese on top. (pictured above, left)
Definitely needed a walk along the coastline after that and saw the setting sun lighting up the sky in pinks and oranges.
Now I really feel like I’m in Greece!