We spent the first 3 days in Athens, a city of old and new.
It’s almost surreal to be in a city which is many ways is like many other major cities – the hustle-and-bustle of traffic, apartments and store-fronts, restaurants, businesses… and yet, around every corner, is a piece of ancient history and early civilization.
There are heavily touristed areas such as The Plaka, an area mostly closed to cars, where souvenir shops, jewelry stores, outdoor cafes and restaurants abound.
Set above the city, the Acropolis is the main attraction for many visitors.
And the daily ‘Changing Of The Guard’ at the Greek Parliament building has become almost synonymous with Athens.