Athens, Greece

April 16, 2013

After four relaxing days in Mykonos, we took the ferry to Pireaus, the port of Athens.  Our hotel was near the port, so we simply took a cab into the city to see the major sites.

Our hotel in Pireaus was much safer, cleaner, and cheaper, than other options in Athens.  We were right on the harbor and there were many shops and restaurants nearby.

I was blown away by the Acropolis. I saw some spectacular ruins in Rome, but those didn’t have an incredible view.

The Parthenon

Theater of Dionysus

The Plaka neighborhood in Athens was a great area to explore.

I couldn’t go to Greece without ordering an authentic gyro.  Quick Pita in the Plaka was a gem, with excellent options that were all around 2 euros.

For our last meal in Pireaus we went to a local hotspot, The Four Brothers. Ordering moussaka, calamari, and dolmades to share was the perfect way to end our trip.  The owners even threw in my all-time favorite Greek dessert, halva


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