Better late than never.
Early November was a busy few weeks. I was traveling every weekend, mid-terms were in full swing, and I had a couple of special visitors.
For those of you who didn’t know…
My mom and older sister traveled to Greece for a visit!
While they were here, we did the typical and non-typical tourist stuff around Athens, explored the coastal towns of Greece, caught up on life, and got lost many, many times.
Which was mostly my fault.
It was so much fun to spend a week together and show them my new “home town”. I missed them so much.
My mom and Hannah arrived Wednesday evening, November 1st. That night, we had dinner on a rooftop restaurant with views of the Acropolis and walked around Athens for a while giving them a quick tour.
I had class all day on Thursday, so my mom and sister explored by themselves and then met Celina and I at our apartment for a tour and dinner in our local neighborhood.
The third day of their visit we spent touring the gardens at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, enjoyed the sea views from the port of Piraeus and did a little shopping downtown Athens too.
Saturday came around and we spent the day at the Athens Mall and touring the old 2004 Olympic stadiums.
There’s one more surprise to this post…. My friend Rachel from UW-Stout came to visit that week too!
She’s currently studying abroad in London.
So Saturday evening, after picking up Rachel at the airport, we ended the night at Anchos for dinner.
It’s pretty much a Chipotle.
Sunday we took a bus ride down along the coast of Greece to Cape Sounion and Poseidon’s Temple. The day was so windy, but the sun was shining and the views were breathtaking.
Sunday evening ended with our favorite past time… a gelato stop and spending time downtown.
Best you didn’t guess that.
Monday came with a few transportation mishaps, but we still had a great day climbing the Acropolis and exploring downtown Athens, again.
And just in time for the sunset that night, we hiked up Mount Lycabettus. The views were worth the breathtaking climb.
Our next adventure was on Tuesday. We hopped on another bus to the coastal town of Nafplio where we spent the day. Even though the weather was gloomy, the company and views made up for it.
It was a sad good-bye on Wednesday and Thursday mornings when my mom, sister, and then Rachel left, but I was so thankful for their visits.
Come back anytime.
Love you guys.