How I Spent My Birthday
This little boat takes about 45 minutes, and if the weather permits, I prefer to sit atop. The trip is very pleasant. I think there are 4 of these boats, and for the most part, they leave every half hour from both ports...till about 7pm. Then you have to take the more difficult, less comfortable combination of bus and ferry.
The city was bulging with tourists; there were two HUGE cruise ships in the port and all were headed to the Acropoli and then, what else? Shopping!!
|The Tourists are coming! The Tourists are coming!!|
My little boat passed two gimungous cruise ships in the port this morning, and now, here they all are! First the Acropolis, and then; SHOPPING!
|Wood or Leather, anyone?|
|A famous landmark in Athens|
|An alternate walking path up to the Acroplis.|
This path takes you up to the Acropolis thru the small winding back streets, with stunning views out over the city, and quaint little marshmallow looking houses and blue rimmed churches, and LOTS of CATS! Not too many tourists know to go here; mores the pity.
|I bought a music CD from this nice young man.|
This is the cafe where I usually stop for lunch, and I always get the same thing...boring I know, but it is so good! It is a huge salad bowl filled with diffent lettuces, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts and slices of chicken gyro (read; year-O...Please, Please do not stay Gyro, grates on my teeth! "Gyro" or year-o, is the Greek word for "round" or to go around...which is what the meat does, it goes round and round with a brazier on 3 sides and it is DELISH!)
|My usual cafe|
|Fresh Fruit kiosk at Monastaraki|
|Street Artists at Monastaraki Square|
|The beautiful; Hadrian's Gate|
|Subway at Monastaraki.|
|Disembarking passengers; "MIND THE GAP!"|
|View of a Flying Dolphin.|
|View from the bow of my boat.|