In my previous post we went to Monastiraki and from there we walked to the Ancient Agora, where we visited the Stoa of Attalus, the Museum and the Temple of Hephaestus. Then we strolled in the Youssourum (flea market). Today we are going to visit Anafiotika, which is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka.
Monastiraki is one of the most interesting places to visit when in Athens. Monastiraki, which means “little Monastery” was the site of one of the largest monasteries in Athens. The Monastery was demolished during archaeological excavations in the 19th century.
28th October is ‘OXI or Ochi’ day, pronounced O-hee, meaning NO. No, is what Greece’s prime minister, Ioannis Metaxas, replied on 28 October, 1940 to Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow Axis forces to enter Greece and occupy key locations in the country, 1940 – 1941).
Souvlaki plural souvlakia, is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer served with a piece of bread on the skewer.
Watercress, in Greek called “kardamon = κάρδαμον”, (Nasturtium officinale), is an acquatic plant which is usually used in salads or to make soup.
Everybody loves a good lamb pie wrapped in puff pastry and this one is made with leftover lamb on the spit, a few days after Easter with the addition of leeks, spring onions, dill and graviera cheese, which is just delicious!