Athens Part Two – Tall Hills, Calm Streets, And Hidden Restaurants

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step.  With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

After a long first day in Athens, I decided to sleep in some and then handle a few things.  I headed out a little after noon with a couple of new friends from the hostel.

We walked to the Parliament building, which was unusually calm, and then on to one of the other huge hills that affords a beautiful view of the city.  The hike up was a nice workout and the view was well worth the effort.

One of the things I like to do is read various blogs about places to check out and things to do in cities where I am heading.  On one blog I saw for Athens described an interesting restaurant on a back street in a residential neighborhood.  I went with a new friend from the hostel and we went wandering around.

The restaurant was next to a hardware store and had no sign on the outside.  If I didn’t know the exact address, I don’t think we would have ever found it.  They only have one main course, so your options are whether you want a Greek salad and what you want to drink.  After a few minutes, they bring your food and I was so excited to see the stack of peppered pork chops on top of the french fries.

We finished our food and then headed back to the hostel.  Later in the evening we went out to hang out with a bunch of folks and enjoy a few drinks.


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