Another day in Athens, another rooftop!
This time we headed for breakfast to A for Athens an hotel & bar sitting in the tallest building of Syntagma square, exactly in front of the Parthenon.
No need to say, the view was amazing!!!
Breakfast on the other side was a bit deceptive, so I would rather suggest you to go there just for a drink 😉
At 11 am sharply, we were in front of the Parliament to see the changing of the guard.
Obviously we weren’t alone 😉
Changing of the guard ceremony is every hour, but the one on Sunday morning at 11 is supposed to be the longer & most beautiful ceremony.
We crossed the National garden,
walking among the palm trees, as if we were in LA,
and exercising to walk as the royal guards,
who knows, we could embrace a new career 😉
to reach Plaka, the cute neighborhood below the Acropolis.
We wandered around,
getting lost in the tiny streets,
& falling in love at every corner with the nicest houses ever!!
I mean, just look at those flowers,
& these painted windows….
We could have stayed there forever house-hunting,
while admiring the view,
but we forced ourselves back to Syntagma square to have a look at the well-known flea-market.
Stalls over stalls of ancient treasures,
& trendy furniture & knickknacks in the nearby streets.
We sat at a sunny table in a crowded Greek restaurant, chosen because many locals were sitting there, for some delicious souvlaki with pita!
We grabbed some strawberries on the street,
& continued our way for an after-lunch coffee.
Obviously we couldn’t leave without having a last Greek coffee.
Obviously there was only one place where we wanted to have it: Yiasemi, the prettiest restaurant we went to the first night, suggested by a lovely Greek lady.
And obviously we couldn’t resist in front of all these homemade cakes, so we also had some chocolate & strawberry cake to go with our coffee.
That we had sitting on the stairs of Plaka as the locals do 🙂
Too soon, it was time to head to the airport, say good-bye to Greece,
& hello to Paris! 🙂