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.
With bags not looking too full, I figured a closer look at the Monastiraki markets was in order.
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.
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.
And then it was over. I’ll be back one day Greece.