Day 35: Hurrying to Athens; From Korinthos to Athens in Greece
June 3, 2012; Distance covered today: 95 Km; Total: 2555 Km
There is nothing special I can write about today’s ride. Woke up at 5 am, left the campground at 6, and pushed it to get to Athens before the heat. Today was Sunday, and tomorrow is a holiday as well. So there is a lot of traffic coming opposite my direction. I got to Athens at 12 noon.
It was difficult to find the tourist office. The people I asked about the office had no clue if there was a tourist office. I then tried to find a hostel. I had looked two up on the internet the night before, with some difficulty, I found the first one, which had no vacancy; the second one, Athen’s Backpackers, gave me a room of four beds all of which are now taken.
I took a shower, washed my clothes, and contacted a friend’s friend, Dimitra from Athens, to see if she is kind to hang out. She gracefully accepted to save some time for tomorrow evening. Based on my experience in Barcelona, where I met local people though CouchSurfing, I may learn a lot about Athens and Greece when I meet someone from Athens.
I was so tired to go and venture around, so I just went to a restaurant and had Moussaka, a Greek dish. Then I passed out for an hour. Tomorrow, I will have to go to the port to get a ferry ticket. All the agencies here in town are closed tomorrow. Then I will check out the Archeological museum.