The main tourist sites in Athens are ancient, but there's a lot to see in this city that blends the modern and the more recently old. Rob and I set out yesterday on a wandering adventure that seemed to give us a look at the "real" Greek capital.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Unfortunately, they're in the process of moving to a new building and the collection was a bit sparse. Still, it felt very much like a place the Wallpaper* Guide to Athens would send you.
Evzone guards in traditional uniforms.
Church of Panaghia, one of the oldest churches in Athens to walk through closed pedestrian streets with a mix of trendy new cafes and long-established fabric vendors.
central market. The meat section is NOT for vegetarians or the squeamish! All kinds of goat and lamb strung up and plenty of active cleavering.
striped beach tote to take to Corfu and bought a few syrupy sweet pastries from the bakery down the street.