We met Makis when we arrived in Greece. He was our driver to the Grand Bretagne Hotel. Makis is a young Greek man that is studying accounting in college. We bonded. During our lively conversation in the knot of Athenian gridlock, we deduced that Makis’s father owned the car service and Makis drives in order to support his studies. We schemed a plan for Makis to drive us to his favorite spot in Greece the next evening. He dropped us at the hotel and with a charming grin and said, “see you tomorrow”.
With our bags unloaded in the splendor of our room, we headed by yellow tax (not a plush as the black Mercedes of Makis) to the Acropolis Museum. Inside the museum, is a collection of artifacts excavated from the site of the Parthenon and other buildings as well as reproductions of the carvings of the Parthenon.
We had a spectacular view of the Parthenon from the hotel rooftop restaurant. Jack and I said over and over, “we’re in Greece!”