Arrived in Athens, Greece in mid-morning. What a long and exhausting flight of over 6,800 miles or 11,000 Kilometers. Yes, that is something we are going to have to do for a while: covert to and from Imperial measurements.
So we left Amarillo just at sunrise on Monday morning and arrived in Athens at noon on Tuesday.
Off the plane and to baggage to get our luggage. All our bags made it without issue. Yay!
Customs was a breeze. Actually the custom officer seemed more annoyed to deal with us than concerned about our reasons to visit Greece. No questions, just a stamp on each of our passports and we are waved out of the airport.
A few minutes of waiting and we meet our driver. He was great and took us right to the hotel. After experiencing the drive in, I know I will not be renting a car here. All traffic signs are suggestions including the lane separators. As we got into the city, the streets became very narrow.
The Acropolis View Hotel is very nice. Very helpful staff, with nice rooms, and free breakfast. Amazingly close to the Acropolis and for about $150 per night. We even had a room with a balcony. The view from our balcony was a park. We slept as much as we could to recover from jet-lag.
The 5th floor rooftop patio is fantastic with a view of the Acropolis and Parthenon.
We asked the owner of the hotel where we might eat in the area. He had some great suggestions and marked a map for us noting the suggestions.
A short walk away, we found a nice cafe.
We stopped by the hotel bar for something to drink on the roof patio. Wow! What a beautiful night view.
The weather was perfect with light breezes and 72 degrees.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...