Athens, Greece: Day OneDecember 17, 2011
Posted by Kanga.
Here’s a view out of our window. The street is lined with mandarine trees. The streets are narrow and parking on both sides restricts traffic to one lane.
Our apartment looks out over a “square” with a small park.
Across the Agios Gogorgiou Square (the round park) is a church dedicated to Saint George.
The park full of pigeons.
St. George Church at night.
Here is our first Greek meal experience. This is at a restaurant in the building next to our apartment building. I had chicken and artichoke hearts. DaddyBird had canaloni. In the center is a lovely Greek salad with amazingly ripe tomatoes. Very delicious and it cost 16 Euros ($21.00). The restaurant owner recognized right off that we were English speakers and asked another customer to speak to us about what we wanted to eat. However, the owner knew “beef,” “chicken,” “soup,” “canaloni,” “artichoke,” and “salad” so we communicated well enough.