We began our Greek adventures in the capital city of Athens. The city is dotted with ancient ruins and I loved the mix of the old and the new next to each other. Of course, a visit to the famous Acropolis and The New Acropolis Museum are musts.
Even though our visit coincides with the vote on the referendum on the Greek’s latest bailout package, it was business as usual in Athens. There were still many tourists and cruise ships were still arriving everyday.
On the eve of the vote on the referendum, there was a big rally in front of the Parliament in Syntagma Square by the supporters of the no vote. The roads around the square were all closed and started to fill with people. We thought it would be easier to just stay put and eat at our hotel, the Grand Bretagne Hotel on the square. From the roof terrace restaurant, the rally sounded more like a music festival with lots of local singers and bands performing.