Athens was good, as expected. The new Acropolis Museum was fantastic. Built over ancient ruins, we could see the actual dug-up archaeological sites under our feet as we walked on transparent glass panels in parts of the museum. Our guide also gave us an interesting insight on the powerful Greek empire, though the most amusing information for me (pardon my ignorance) was that Eros (aka Cupid) was actually the son of Aphrodite, Goddess of love, beauty and sensuality. Now that's where those English words came from...
It was the second time I strolled through the ancient city of Athens, but it still managed to enchant me like it did the first time.
|Theatre of Dionysus|
|The Acropolis! I finaly brought Li Li here... =)|
Our first 2 days weren't perfect though. Our hotels have been a little disappointing thus far, but well, it's our honeymoon, we have made it a point to make the best out of whatever we are given, so here goes...
|The view from our Hotel in Athens, hanging underwear!! Quite arty though, don't ya think?|
Fortunately, after hours of searching, I finally managed to find the location of the hotel I stayed in during my previous trip (Apostolou Pavlou Street), but the hotel is not there anymore. Nonetheless, we still managed the complete the nostalgic experience at the classy Chocolat Cafe.
|Remember this place, I HIGHLY recommend this cafe for all visitors in Athens|
|The Acropolis watching over us.....|
|The fantastic dessert. It cost us 22SGD, but it's a combination of 5 elements that can each cost up to 6-8SGD easily in Singapore, so it's value for money!|
While we were happily tucking into our food, the Acropolis showed its many faces.
|Majestic in the day|
|Gloriously brilliant after nightfall|
|We're currently on Ornos Beach, Mykonos!|
Thanks to all your well-wishes and blessings, I consider this a smooth start to our exciting journey.
Mykonos next, watch this space!