Parrots in Athens? Yep! Feral ones! You can hear their chattering around their bedtime, angling for a good spot on tall trees surrounding centuries-old buildings, through & above the noise of internal combustion engines, & no doubt soon, electric ones.
I’m crazy about cities. They’re my ~natural habitat~ (not just Athens) & I walk most places, because I love to explore: watching the flora and the fauna (animal and human!) scrutinising the buildings & the streets, trying to suss out what makes them tick, what makes the whole thing run as well as it does even when so much conventional wisdom tells us it isn’t or can’t or shouldn’t! How they shape us after we’ve shaped them.
Little cozy spots & big airy views, the sacred & the profane, the brazenly commercial & the earnestly artistic, I love it all, & exploring an old space with new people just brings new discoveries! Novelty food or trendy hangouts won’t get me out & about, but piquing my curiosity will!
We are very grateful for the tour Nikki gave us, she is very professional. We honestly didn't expect such a high quality tour, with so much interesting information and such a nice chat with her. We hope you will continue with this activity, which of course we will recommend to all our friends (we are already thinking of coming back next month to participate).
Visited Athens and had a tour with Nikki Z. in January 22, 2023