Spring in Athens

Acropolis and Philopappou hills were always the best spots in Athens city to have an impromptu pic nic or a casual beer without actually going to a restaurant or a bar.

 The “rendez-vous” has always been set with a vague “see you at the Vraho (meaning the sacred rock)” and somehow we all managed to meet up at the end. We would bring wine, beers and bread/ cheese or maybe a souvlaki (!) for nibbles.

For the photo shooting, we left M&G office in buzzy Praxitelous St, in down town Athens at noon in a hurry and with a busy mind. We walked through Monastiraki and Plaka and after 20 mins walking under the pleasant spring sun, we were at Dionisiou Aeropagitou, under the Parthenon.

The directions to spot the photo shooting setting were to climb up the stone footpath in front of Agios Dimitrios Loumpadiaris and turn right to Asteroskopeio. The view was breath taking and refreshing, in a very familiar way.

The idea was the same: an easy picnic at Philopappou. The people were the same  too, as we are lucky to collaborate with our talented friends Nikola and Angie
We ended up choosing this photo for our Spring theme, which has a bit of everything of the day’s essence: Acropolis view, food to share with friends and Spring.
At the end of the day everyone was relaxed - in the middle of a busy day we managed to pause the day and express-travel in time. This is what Ieros Vrahos does- and it is a kind of magic.
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