Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thank you Greece for amazing days!

We are back in hot, sandy Dubai after almost two weeks of great food, wine, sightseeing, relaxation, great company and wonderful experiences! We arrived last night and kids were happy to be home, Elias went straight to his Playstation and Joli was in her room, playing with her My Little Pony castle. I managed to fill the waching machine with the first batch of laundry and also hang it before we all went to bed. We took a stroll down to the compound supermarket to buy some light food for dinner and breakfast today.
We left the villa in Schinias early Wednesday morning. Friend T and kids went to the airport and left later that afternoon to Dubai and friend S with family headed up to Delfi. They have two more weeks in Greece and I have to admit I am very jealous! I decided to drive up to the island of Evia to stay one night there. It was a pretty easy drive but harder to find a nice hotel. After a few hours of driving around, we finally gave up and drove back to Athens airport to return our car. We did enjoy a lovely seafood lunch at Nea Aktari though and it only took us about an hour on the highway to get back. When the car had been returned, we took the metro downtown to the hotel that was recommended by our friends, Acropolis House. A charming family run hotel in Plaka and with only 10 min away from all the historical sites. Plaka is the old historical neighbourhood and filled with narrow little streets, cafes, restaurants, shops and charming old houses. We walked up to the Acropolis in the evening and enjoyed the stunning view over the city and the remarkable history that surrounds the Acropolis. Joli was not too impressed though and it was pretty hot to walk all the way up there. When we had been searching for our hotel, we had passed a Korean restaurant and we went back there for a late dinner. The kids enjoyed home made nuggets (the only similarity to the ones you get at various fast food restaurants is the name). I had pulgogi and kimchi and it tasted divine!
The next day we took a small train that goes around Plaka and Acropolis. It was a pleasant ride and the kids loved it. We strolled down to the Monastiraki flea market where I found a small trinket box and Elias bought himself a T-shirt.
Last time I was in Greece was in 1996. A while ago so about time to return and I was not disappointed! Greece is a fantastic country with great food and lovely people! I am already thinking of going back next year again to discover all the magic Greek islands that we didnt have time to see!

View over to Galatas from Poros

The Acropolis

The rocks



 

6 comments:

  1. Ser ut som att ni haft härliga dagar i Grekland!

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    1. Ja det var alldeles underbart! Hade garna stannat en vecka till!

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  2. Ni verkar haft det helt fantastiskt härligt!!! Så skönt! jag börjar längta till lite ledighet och semester nu jag med. Välkomna hem ändå. Ofta är det ju trots att man haft det bra borta, skönt att vara hemma också.
    Kram!!

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    1. Tack!! Ja det var harliga dagar och vi har haft det toppen! Hade garna stannat lite langre! Hoppas ni far en harlig ledighet ocksa! Det var lite segt att ga till jobbet igar och idag men det blir sakert battre!
      Kram!

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    1. Det har varit underbart men lite for kort! Det ar segt att atervanda till jobbet!! Har foljt dina harliga resor pa din blog ocksa!
      Kram!!

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