European Vacation – Athens – Day 2

When we got up this morning after a better sleep, we went back to the American Restaurant for breakfast.

We had some time to kill before our next tour that will take us outside the city, so we went shopping.  We decided to stay away from the tourist shops and look in the local ones, but were finally driven off by the aggressive sales girls.  Every time we took a couple of seconds to look at something they would be right behind us.  Maybe there was a bad shoplifting problem there – but this sure didn’t make us feel welcome.  So, we went to some of the tourist shops instead, where we didn’t have that problem.

At lunch time, we each got a charbroiled cob of corn from a street vendor and then headed over for our next tour.  The shoreline here is just one very long beach here and very beautiful.  Again, I have no pictures of this.  😦

The bus stopped and let us out on a beach and I headed into the water to wade.

Three times today (and I don’t know if any of these times were on the tour or not) we were approached by groups of guys and asked to go dancing.   They just seemed to pop out of the woodwork as they were suddenly beside us when we hadn’t even seen them coming. I don’t know if there was a big dance tonight or if they are always like this.  I have to say that the Greek men are so very charming and we were really flattered by all the attention.  We didn’t go with any of them though.

They all seemed to have a very hard time saying my name.  They would ask and try to repeat it and then have to ask again a few times.

I don’t have any pictures taken today – just a couple more from yesterday’s tour of the city.

View of Athens
View of Athens

I’m not sure where this picture was taken from – must be either from the Acropolis or the Parthenon.

Parthenon
Parthenon

Today was Wednesday, July 2nd and we traveled 87 km (not sure if that was the bus tour’s mileage or where I got that from).