Saturday, June 12, 2010

Greece, Athens and Agistri island

It has taken over a month, but I am finally posting about our short trip to Greece at the end of April. As I said in my previous post, Athens is not a great city. Of course, my photos tell a different story. I must say, though, if you get a little outside of the center, away from the busy streets and pollution, it is quite nice indeed. Funnily enough, 2 days after we were at the Acropolis, protesters temporarily seized the Acropolis, hanging large anti-government, etc. banners everywhere....glad we missed that!

Agistri, the little island we escaped to, was a nice retreat from a chaotic Athens and a crazy month for me. There was no shortage of beautiful photo ops - vines and flowers adorning houses and walkways, lovely seascapes, etc. Needless to say, our Greek experiences in the future will again center around its island life :)

Here are some photo highlights. And click HERE for the rest!

-->A convenient way to sell flowers - Athens

--> How would you like your seafood prepared?
-- Ah, Yes, I'd like it blow-dried, please...

--> Simple rustic charm