Well, the flight from London was anything but uneventful. Worst inflight turbulence I’ve ever encountered. Not only was the Airbus 321 bouncing up and down, it was hit with humongous sideways inputs. How bad did it get? You know it’s bad when the pilot announces over the intercom that passengers should note the location of the exit nearest their seat.
But we made it to Athens, loaded the luggage aboard a bus, and headed for the port city of Pireaus. There, we were directed to a charming restaurant called 4 Brothers. We started with a very tasty appetizer of fried zucchini with a yogurt and cucumber dip:
Ursula had the moussaka:
I opted for the stuffed eggplant:
After dinner we were surprised with a dessert that the waiter just sprung on us. It was a very dense, almost cake-like concoction served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce:
The next day, after about a five-mile hike, we stopped by the same place for refreshments. I tried a Greek beer called Mythos, which was quite tasty:
And what did we see on that five-mile hike (more than six if you include the walking we did post-refreshement)? Quite a bit, actually. Click on any image below for today’s slideshow.