As happy as anyone can be in these difficult times.
Resilience is the key. I am fearful of October..Let us pray!
These are a few street photos from a month ago that I took around the area of the Acropolis, Plaka, as well as the shopping district of Monastiraki. Of course it wasn’t as crowded as other years, but there were quite a few tourists.
I will be avoiding the downtown area as cases of Covid-19 have gone up there and I want to avoid the metro too.
A few photographs that I took of the stunning view of the Acropolis, and the rest of the center of Athens, from a roof top cafe. These were taken weeks before the strict measures for covid-19 were implemented again. The downtown core is a hot spot for covid-19 cases are going up. It was inevitable, not the least bit surprising as it can get congested in the touristy areas with the cafes and social distancing is not possible. No one wants to wear a mask outdoors, but now with the new measures people will have to if the want to go downtown. So, I guess we will be headed for another lock down soon as the fatalities are increasing, and I probably won’t be heading downtown for a long time. 😦
A view of the Saronic gulf from aboard a ferryboat, as night falls over the ocean and the ships.
“It’s the end of the day, but it feels like dawn, and a new beginning. It comes to me that both twilight periods are, in fact, symmetrical events on opposite sides of midnight, a cycle of endless creation and destruction, an Ouroboros.” ― Florian Armas, The Shamans at the End of Time
Agistri island is only an hour and half away from Athens’ port of Piraeus. It’s great for a quick escape from the city. Many people just go for the day. Others spend the weekend there. I only went for the day. It was my first time there and I wish that I had gone years ago. It was breathtakingly beautiful. The island allows cars, but you have to make a reservation. A car isn’t needed though, as the island is quite small and all the beaches can be reached by bus with a cost of 2 euros. There are nice shops and fish taverns and beach bars.
I really enjoyed my time there and would visit again in the future 🙂
I took a few photographs from the ship on my way to Agistri island. A luscious green island about 1 hour and a half from Athens. The ship made a quick stop to the island of Aegina which is near Agistri.