Sunday, February 3, 2013


Every time I visit the Acropolis, I realise how lucky I am to be living in this city! I am in awe! Living here is not always easy, but walking under the bluest sky I have ever seen and walking on the ancient and traditional streets of Plaka erase every dark shadow on my mind...anything is possible, I tell myself as I walk on these cobblestone streets. I was walking around today with a smile on my face :)

I love the architecture! I had coffee at this beautiful old mansion, turned into a cafe and didn't realise until after I had left that it was the same place the Maris Callas had taken singing lessons!! I must go back and take pictures for you to see!  The outside was so ordinary...until I went inside through a small yard..downstairs through a wine cellar, to the ladies room. The whole stairway leading to the cellar was soooo dramatic as the opera singer herself.  Candles were placed on the stone stairway. creepy but dramatic. I will go back to take pictures.


As I was walking, I fell upon the cutest little shop that makes puppets. Shadow puppets are big here in Greece and Karagiozi (on the left side) is the most famous character in Greek folklore. He originates from Asia Minor and came to Greece in the 19th century.
Have a great week!!


  1. πολυαγαπημένη βόλτα!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 έχω να πάω ένα χρόνο ακριβώς!!!!! είχε έρθει μια φίλη μου τη φιλοξενούσα και ανεβήκαμε επάνω στην Ακρόπολη!!!πολύ κρύο αλλά άξιζε πραγματικά!!!! περάσαμε κι εμείς απο την πόρτα με τον Καραγκιόζη. αυτό είναι το καφέ που πήγαινε η Κάλας; μόλις σε έβαλα στα αγαπημένα μου μαγαζάκια στο etsy .καλή εβδομάδα!!!

  2. τώρα μόλις κατάλαβα πως το μαγαζί φτιάχνει Μαριονέτες!!!

  3. Sounds like a great outing, I would love to see the house where the great Callas took her singing lessons, what fun. And the Acropolis is of course wonderful! Enjoy! Hugs,

  4. I love the iron railing and the look of the buildings and streets. It is so different from where I live. Thanks for sharing.

  5. So much history all around you, Joanna!
    Have a wonderful week, smiling!

  6. Such an amazing place to live. Thank you for sharing pieces of it with us! :) xo

  7. Thank you for sharing these terrific photos Joanna, no wonder everywhere bought a smile on your face as it certainly would have made me smile with total pleasure. Look forward to seeing more about the Maria Callas building.

    Oooh you just got to love puppets, especially loving the large ones they use in theatre productions. Hugs Annette x


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