Yesterday was the official start of Jordan and my Eurotrip! For the next 25 days we will be traveling to 5 different countries, living the backpacker life. It is a dream come true for both of us and we are really hoping to make the most of our time in each spot. This is why, although I’m typing on my iPhone, I would love to share our adventures, as long as wifi and my sleep needs allow.
All of our planning and paperwork in order, we left Prague in the late afternoon yesterday. We flew Ageian airways and finally enjoyed the comfort of a non-budget airline. They gave us candy, a drink, a whole meal, and tea or coffee only in a 2 and a half hour flight. We landed in Athens and figured out the subway to get into the city center and to our Air BnB stay. Our host met us at the subway stop nearby the house around 10:30. He and his mother showed us the cute flat complete with extremely helpful Greece guide books and catholic paintings by our hosts mom herself. The place is cute and very homey. There is everything you might need here. We settled in and planned our adventures for the next day, then got some rest.
Today was the first official day of our trip and we have done so much already! We found one of the guidebooks quite interesting and decided to start our day with the self-guided walking tour from that book. We saw many interesting sights in the city, all before lunch!
And then it was time for lunch. We had souvlaki (grilled meat, veggies, on a pita)
After hanging out at the top of the Acropolis for a while, we went to the National Gardens to relax as the mid day heat began to subside.
Finally, we went to dinner and got the Greek sampler plate. We were so lucky to try Greek salad, spanakopita, stuffed olive leaves, tzatziki, bread with olive oil, meatballs, and moussaka. I didn’t want the amazing meal to ever end. Oh, Greek food is the best.
That’s the end of our adventures for today. I can’t wait for tomorrow for day two of ATHENS!