καλημέρα Αθήνα – Good morning Athens

We arrived in Athens around midday today. We checked in to our lovely hotel, Electra Palace, located at the base of the Acropolis.

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We had a light lunch and wine in the hotel lobby before heading to the Archeological Museum, the only tourist spot open on ‘Clean Monday’- which is apparently the kickoff to the Greek Easter season.
The National Archeological Museum was amazing, but they closed early for the holiday and we did not have enough time to finish seeing the collection.
Being the small world that it is, we managed to run into my classmates Kat, Emily, Lisa, Ally, Colleen and Sarah in the museum.
We found a cute place in Plaka, our neighborhood, for dinner. We just ordered a few appetizers and a bottle of wine, that way we got to try a little bit of everything. We had dolmas, fried feta, and spetsofai which was a spicy sags age mixed with peppers and tomato sauce. It was all delicious!

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20140306-112012.jpg We also had a traditional Greek desert the waiter recommended, which was like cold cream of wheat with cinnamon and nutmeg on top. No one else liked it, but I grew up eating cream of wheat with cinnamon for breakfast so I loved it! After dinner we did a little souviner shopping and walked around the very nice area of Plaka. Later we went to a cafe to get some baklava and ouzo.

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