Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European Tour - Athens (Greece)

"Kalimera" to everyone.   My wife and I along with our friend, Mona, are currently on a coach enjoying the free Wi-Fi while returning to Athens after a day trip to Larisa.  This is our sixth day in Greece and my first blog entry while on our five week European holiday.

My goal while book hunting in Athens is to find Greek language James Bond novels with similar covers to those published by Pan in the early 1960's.  During the Hop-On / Hop-Off bus tour in Athens the other day my wife noticed a few book stalls near the flea market at Monastiraki (thanks Anagnostis) and we three managed to trek back the next day to check them out.  Here's some photos.  Unfortunately I had no luck there.

We also found the Παλαιοβιβλιοπωλείο Book Store down one laneway and after some skillful translation by Mona the helpful staff member scoured her shelves before sadly informing us they had no James Bond novels.  Here's some photos anyway and a link to their website: http://palaiovivliopoleio.gr

Thought this poster was funny...

Finally, here's some more snaps of Athens including the spectacular Acropolis and Parthenon.

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