Friday, 17 February 2012

Athens - Rain, Ruins, Romance and... A Ring!

I have just returned from a city break in Athens. It was a wonderful mini break after a long and tiring half term at school... Above is a snap of me on a rocky hill just outside of the Acropolis. The views were spectacular and you could see the whole of the city sprawled out all around you - beautiful!

Beutiful views of the snowy Alps on our flight to Athens.

Our meal in the traditional family-run Greek taverna. The meatballs, moussaka and the greek slad were delicious!

Mmmm feta and olives!

We did have a bit of bad luck with the weather and here's me doing the obligatory "singing-in-the-rain" moment.

Nutella croissant for breakfast!? Yes please!

Goats cheese and olives are among my favouite things... so I was in heaven!

One of the theatre's at the foot of the Acropolis

On our first day we visited the Acropolis, as we reached the lofty ruins a huge dark ominous cloud came across the hills and there was a thunder storm! With the Acropolis being build on solid rock we quickly felt like we were rock-pooling with all the huge puddles springing up! We got absolutely drenched, but we made a quick pit-stop to a Starbucks for tea and hot chocolate and changed into dry clothes at our hotel.

Beautiful views!

Over the break (on Valentine's Day) there was also a little addition to my ring finger...

Ta-dah! The beautiful engagement ring :D

Relaxing and enjoying the views... one guess to decide which feet belong to me!

I would totally recommend a visit to the Greek Capital. There is so much to see, culture to take in, and delicious food!

1 comment:

CJ Zenarosa said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. Congratulations on your engagement. I, too, booked a trip to Athens in February but just realized how unpredictable the weather is according to a trip forum. Your photos give me confident that it's not that bad. Hopefully, we can get good pictures like yours. Cheers to travel and engagements!