Athens, Greece: Day Four

December 20, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

two gyro sandwiches with two Coca Colas

We began our day by stopping in at a little grill restaurant (psistaria) next door. They didn’t speak English, but we managed to order the above. Quite fantastic, I must say. (7.60 Euros/$9.97 – the Cokes were 3 Euros – ouch!) The sandwiches are flat bread with pork, tomatoes, potatoes, and yogurt/cucumber sauce.

seven pigeons in a bare deciduous tree

We went to a shoe store so that I could buy a pair of shoes. The ones I wore yesterday will need days to fully dry out and my sandals won’t be sufficient on the next rainy day. I sat in the park for a few minutes enjoying the pigeons.

street lined with tables full of vegetables for sale

Then we walked to the nearest farmers market. It was very crowded and stretched over many blocks of the street. (DaddyBird estimates 1/2 kilometre.)

table full of eggs, both white and brown

The wares were amazing. Beautiful eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, huge cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, garlic, olives, olive oil, and more.

purple broccoli

We bought more than we could carry, so DaddyBird had to go in search of shopping carts and bought two.

two shopping carts

Here are our purchases: eggs, cauliflower, olive oil, mushrooms, garlic, cucumbers, celery, dried figs, purple broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, onions, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and leeks. We did not keep a count of all the prices, but the big tomatoes were 1.50 Euro and 2 cucumbers were 1 Euro. All the prices were very reasonable. The eggs were 0.15 each = 4.50 Euro/$5.90, although DaddyBird thinks he got more change back, so there may have been a discount for taking the whole flat.

table full of vegetables

Just so you can see how big the cauliflower is…

me holding the cauliflower next to my head, it is twice as large

This cauliflower weighed in at 4 kilo (8.82 pounds) and cost 2 Euros/$2.62.



  1. So what about the meat? 🙂

  2. Gyro’s cost about that much here too. But i’ll bet yours were a thousand times more taisty.

    Also That is one huge cauliflower. You should have paul hold it infront of his face and get a shot. (Mr. Cauliflower head)

  3. Man, you know how to make me hungry! And just out of curiosity, are you going to be there a while? That looks like a lot of food!

    • We will be here for another week, plenty of time to eat our veggies. Need to get some cheese to go with the eggs.

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