Athina, Agora, Akropoli, and all the other beautiful sights and sounds of this gorgeous country (and Aaaamazing food). Unfortunately, my mom brought the wrong wires for the "good" camera, so I wasn't able to transfer the hundreds of gorgeous shots I took today upon getting back. This also means that this bloggie will have to be settle for pictures from the "lesser" camera for the rest of our trip to Greece. Because I didn't realize this until we got back tonight, all the delectable food pictures I also took today were all for naught.
However, instead of trying to recap my day in words, I'll just do it in pictures instead. All I can say is that my breath was taking anyway so many times today, and that was more than the 40°C heat we faced today...
First up, a yummy light breakie to fuel me in the morning (the only available food pic of the day):
Then, a lot of breathtaking this:
Theater of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis
Temple of Zeus from Acropolis
The one and only Parthenon
We had to come back to the hotel for a quick shower amongst other things, and lunch was had. It consisted in three beautiful juicy figs bought at the Plaka, along with a smuggled French peach, before we went back out for:
Some serious stoa action at the Ancient Agora
And the place that stole my heart away (and that I took 1,000 better pictures of... @$(*%)!!!!)
The Temple of Poseidon at Sounio by sunset
Dinner was had on the way from Sounio back to Athens at a lovely seaside restaurant were my parents shared a very lovely smelling grilled fish (while I picked at the garnish tomatoes) and were we shared last night's favourites: the infamous foodgasmo beans, stuffed grape leaves, more eggplant salad (that tasted more like baba ghanouj tonight than yesterday's), and fried zucchini (which my parents ended eating because I didn't know they would be battered in egg). I've vowed to try something new tomorrow night for culture's sake, despite the fact that I know I could eat these dishes over and over until we leave... I figured I could become an expert of Greek "giant beans" and eggplant salad, like I once was with European coffee and lemon ice cream.
Dessert of course was had in the Plaka where my dad and I shared another baklava (which was quite possibly even drippy-honey-goodness-er than last night's) and my favourite: kataifi.
Another variation of wheat and honey goodness
Tomorrow, we are waking up bright and early to go and consult the Oracle! Goodnight!