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Greece: Athens, Plaka at Night

We arrived in Athens just as the sun was setting (note, NYC isn't the only city with yellow cabs, and Mercedes Benzes, no less), checked in and went out for dinner (getting our recommendation from a group of cops at a corner!). They were spot on; it was absolutely delicious! Walking around the beautiful shopping district of Plaka was surreal to me, as Greece has been at the top of my travel list, forever. Plaka is a lovely, albeit touristy area, with cobblestone pathways, darling open air restaurants and charming residences and shops. Athens reminded us a lot of Bombay, a bit busy, a tad grimy, but we loved it. It has the tastiest olives and the friendliest locals. Couldn't ask for much more, and I didn't even mention it's incredible history (yes, that's one of the corners of the Acropolis, that's nestled within Plaka that we spotted on our walk around Plaka). Could not even contain my excitement. More to come! 

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Reader Comments (5)

Ahhh I have always wanted to visit Greece!! I want to eat all those olives in the picture!

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Q

The Olives were the best part!

March 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

i'm so excited for you! i hope to visit greece one day too, until then, i will live vicariously through your photos!! enjoy your trip :)

March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdawn

Ahhh gelato and tourist bags! I want to go to Greece!

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeaches

Wow - what a beautiful post! I particularly love your first image, the colours and the lens flare make it look like out of a fairy tale. The olives look incredibly delicious, but did you try that blue bubble gum ice cream? Enjoy your trip!

April 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartina Egli

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