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Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 12:09
Hello guys, I am thinking of taking a vacation to Greece next March, and I am thinking of staying at the Golden Tulip Electra Palace.....can you guys give me some tips on where to eat and some tourist attractions (besides the Acropolis, Parthenon, etc.)? All input is appreciated :D

daventry
16-06-06, 12:30
Make sure you go visit Elen, that should be first on your list. :D

Lara Croft!
16-06-06, 13:14
Υοu should go to Lycabettus (pronounced Lykavitos).It's a hill where you'll have a panoramic view of whole Athens and there's a beautiful church on the top.

If you're into museums,Athens is full of them,any tourist guide,will help ypu locate,those that interest you most.

About food,you should go to a Greek restaurant (taverna),you'll find a lot of these in Plaka and Monastiraki (areas at the centre of Athens)
Foods you must taste before you leave Greece(take notes)
-Souvlaki pita
-Pastitsio
-Tzatziki

And if you're into alchohol...try retsina (a type of whine) and ouzo!!!

Lara Lover
16-06-06, 13:16
Make sure you go visit Elen, that should be first on your list. :D

:tmb:

Lara Croft!
16-06-06, 13:16
Make sure you go visit Elen, that should be first on your list. :D

Elen,you have become a tourist's attraction!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D

Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 13:18
Υοu should go to Lycabettus (pronounced Lykavitos).It's a hill where you'll have a panoramic view of whole Athens and there's a beautiful church on the top.

If you're into museums,Athens is full of them,any tourist guide,will help ypu locate,those that interest you most.

About food,you should go to a Greek restaurant (taverna),you'll find a lot of these in Plaka and Monastiraki (areas at the centre of Athens)
Foods you must taste before you leave Greece(take notes)
-Souvlaki pita
-Pastitsio
-Tzatziki

And if you're into alchohol...try retsina (a type of whine) and ouzo!!!

Thanks!!! I have written these glorious notes in my vacation notebook :D

Edit: Could you briefly describe the three foods? Thanks!!

Lara Croft!
16-06-06, 13:40
souvlaki pita,is the most famous Greek recipe!It is a wrap (kinda like Arabic pie,but a lot better) inside they put meat (pork,chicken,sausage or whatever you ask them...the best is pork called gyros).There are also french fries in it,tzatziki,onions and tomato.

Of course you can ask them to leave out ingredients you may not like,u can even have it with no meat.



Tzatziki is yogurt with garlic and cucumber....u have to taste it!!!!!



Pastitsio is makaroni with meat and on the top a delicious cream!

Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 13:41
souvlaki pita,is the most famous Greek recipe!It is a wrap (kinda like Arabic pie,but a lot better) inside they put meat (pork,chicken,sausage or whatever you ask them...the best is pork called gyros).There are also french fries in it,tzatziki,onions and tomato.

Of course you can ask them to leave out ingredients you may not like,u can even have it with no meat.



Tzatziki is yogurt with garlic and cucumber....u have to taste it!!!!!



Pastitsio is makaroni with meat and on the top a delicious cream!


mmm.....my mouth is already watering....thanks for the details!! I can't wait for my trip :D

ELEN
16-06-06, 13:55
Elen,you have become a tourist's attraction!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D

:vlol: But I'm not free of charge. You have to pay :cln: :D

Lara's Boy, are we talking about next year?

I don't have a damn clue where the Golden Tulip Electra Palace is, but I guess it's in Athens? (I'll Google). There are many things you can see here. Walking in Plaka's streets (Plaka is close to Acropolis) would be a nice idea. I live 20 mins away from Acropolis on foot, so we could go for a coffee :D and I could give you a ban for the welcome :p :vlol:

Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 13:56
:vlol: But I'm not free of charge. You have to pay :cln: :D

Lara's Boy, are we talking about next year?

I don't have a damn clue where the Golden Tulip Electra Palace is, but I guess it's in Athens? (I'll Google). There are many things you can see here. Walking in Plaka's streets (Plaka is close to Acropolis) would be a nice idea. I live 20 mins away from Acropolis on foot, so we could go for a coffee :D and I could give you a ban for the welcome :p :vlol:


The hotel is supposed to be .5 miles south of Athens. That walk sounds nice, and thanks for your generous offer of coffee, lol :D

Oh yeah, and this will be early next year

:wve:

ELEN
16-06-06, 13:59
If next year you have the same plans (and nothing changes), I'm not kidding, you can contact me via mail and we can arrange a meeting. I would be glad to meet a forum member that is not from Greece :)

Lara Lover
16-06-06, 14:01
If next year you have the same plans (and nothing changes), I'm not kidding, you can contact me via mail and we can arrange a meeting. I would be glad to meet a forum member that is not from Greece :)

:eek:

Come to Ireland!! I wanna speak to you. :hug:

Please? :D

Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 14:02
If next year you have the same plans (and nothing changes), I'm not kidding, you can contact me via mail and we can arrange a meeting. I would be glad to meet a forum member that is not from Greece :)


Sure thing!! I don't forsee my plans changing :D

Thanks for being so nice, ELEN :wve:

Lara Croft!
16-06-06, 14:21
Same thing goes for me.You,Lara's Boy and any member that visits Athens,Greece,can pm me and arrange a meeting!!!!

Rickéh
16-06-06, 14:23
i reccomended Crete, Chersonissos its fun there alot of places to go out and stuff i've been there last summer i love it there :D

Lara's Boy
16-06-06, 14:24
Same thing goes for me.You,Lara's Boy and any member that visits Athens,Greece,can pm me and arrange a meeting!!!!


I think I just may take you up on that offer, Croft. I am planning on staying a week, so that should be enough time to see the sights as well as you and ELEN


Thanks again for the advice on food and restaurants! :wve: