Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Greece Trip (Day 9 & 10) - Athens, then home

Church in the Square

Our last day in Athens was spent wandering around more of the shops. It was a sunday there and many of the stores were closed for the observed family day and church services. So we sat outside this church, listening to the singing of the service, and had some coffee and spinach pies.

Spinach Pies (Phyllo, Spinach, Feta, Dill, Olive Oil)

We then found a bakery we came back to later that had really amazing cookies and cakes. There was also this open market store that sold tons of nuts and fruit and treats. When we got in it was packed with locals all yelling and pushing through the small isles.

We wondered around for a bit more. Looked through an antique map and picture store. Went to the Cine Paris, which is a roof top movie theater, and bought an old 007 movie poster labled in Greek.

Stopping into a market we got our Greek nessecities; Olive Oil, Ouzo, Honey, and Mastic. By luck we found an old street called Hill that I remembered was supposed to have a nice home style Greek restaurant. We wound up and around the kind of sketchy looking corner to find a huge building packed with locals and tourists. They served family style, bringing out a huge platter for you to pick 6 different items from. We choose the Greens, Meatballs, Fried Zucchini, Pork in Red Sauce, Dolomades stuffed with beef, and one other dish I can't remember.


It was a great way to spend our last night. We got up early the next morning, flew to Paris, were carted around CDG airport forever (it really is as bad as everyone says), were delayed a couple hours on the plane because of a medical emergency, finally making it back into the US.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed! ευχαριστώ!


Mel said...

enjoyed it!! thanks for sharing!! and thanks for posting all these awesome pictures!

Anonymous said...

Kelly and Mike - you had us at dolmades.... What a great trip. The food photos are enticing. Thanks for sharing. Ron and Joy

Anonymous said...

We have enjoyed your pictures and tales very much !! I willbe looking forward to when you post some of the recipes. :0) I will also be investigating the kind of grape leaves needed for the dolmades. Jul