My Last Day in Greece

After 23 nights in this amazing country I had reached my final day. My flight wasn’t until late in the evening so I had a day to fill. By the end of the day I had made a mental note not to do late in the day flights again, as filling the afternoon and evening with no accommodation to return to wasn’t the best idea on a pretty hot day.

I had thought about taking a half day tour to Sounion but I was really day tripped out and ready to have a day of wandering, a spot of shopping and some lazy eating. First I made sure I had room for some shopping.

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With bags not looking too full, I figured a closer look at the Monastiraki markets was in order.

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After ticking off the final items on my present list for the kids, and getting a few extras, I did my final pack, checked out of my fabulous Airbnb and took my luggage to a nearby storage facility. It was only a couple of blocks from Syntagma so perfect for later when I would need to get the train to the airport.

Then I had an afternoon to kill. I spent much of it wandering again through Plaka, finding some lunch and finding cool places to dodge the heat. I was apparently about to miss quite a heatwave so I had timed my holiday perfectly.

I had some of my favorites again for my last Greek meal. Zucchini balls, cheese pies and, later in the afternoon, more baklava.

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My trip ended where it had begun, an evening in Syntagma square. A beautiful warm Athens Friday evening, watching the street performers before I reluctantly headed down to the metro and to the airport.

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And then it was over. I’ll be back one day Greece.

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