Day 43 – Spent another day driving around Zagori, it really is such a beautiful area of Greece. There was so much more I could have seen and I would love to come back and do some hiking through the area when it is a little warmer, I am fitter and I have longer.
Day 44 – Spent the day driving to Athens, it was around 6.5 hours and the GPS got me lost a few times, I swear it was the Sat Nav. They had opened up a new freeway two days before Easter so the poor ole sat nav was struggling to work out where to go.
Day 45 – had a bit of a chill day after spending the previous day driving. My hotel is not in the central area of Athens so I just walked to the local cafe strip and walked around.
Day 46 – I ventured into Athens to check out Plaka, a nice little area just under the Acropolis. The shops are very touristy but it was lovely just walking around and not being in a hurry to go anywhere. I did not take my camera as I just wanted to experience the area.
Day 47 – today I was much more of a tourist and hit the Acropolis museum and went up the hill to see the Acropolis and Parthenon. The museum was good, if you like that sort of thing, going into the history of the buildings and Greek mythology.
Going up to see the Acropolis was amazing, it is incredible that this structure has been around for such a long time, the marble stairs are very worn from they years of feet walking on them. Seeing something this old really makes you realise how insignificant the amount of time we spend on this Planet really is in the greater scheme of things. I really enjoyed seeing the monuments and taking photos, but I do have to say, people taking selfies are really annoying ha ha… especially big groups of girls who take about 100 to ensure they get one that is good, all the while everybody else is just waiting to get a photo of the building without posers in front of it. Gee I am getting grumpy in my old age.
The holiday is winding up, Thursday week I will be jumping on the plane home again. I have loved my trip but have to admit I am missing a few of the home comforts, like more clothing and shoe choices; putting toilet paper in the toilet, not a bin; being able to speak in full English sentences; my bed; my things; not living in a suitcase.