My Week in Athens… Nov 1

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Week in Athens… Nov 1
This week we hear from our friend Gillian who just spent a few days in the city.

This week we hear from Gillian, who recently spent a couple action-packed days in our city…

“I wanted to send this to you, since I often read the weekly newsletters and remember fondly my visits to Greece…

I’ve just returned from a fun week in Crete, cycling around the island with a group of fellow bike-enthusiasts. Before our return to our various homelands, a few of us decided to spend two nights in Athens (cheaper return flights!). We stayed at a small central hotel, and set out on foot to see what we could see in the ‘capital of crisis’.

In between the large number of closed shop windows and the sadness of the homeless people one can see for the first time ever on Athens’ streets, I must say that I felt an incredible energy in the city. Streets still filled with people, families still out and about, warm smiles & generous spirit all around.

I have great hope for Athens and Greece, that this energy will stamp out the hardships of today and pave the way for a better tomorrow. I feel this is really possible! I look forward to visiting again soon.”

Thanks for this, Gillian…

Until next week,


In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…