Monday, 6 May 2019

Dexameni




Even though we walk past Dexameni very often as it's on the way to some of our favourite private galleries  as well as to Phillippou, one of our favourite tavernas, we had never actually gone in to have a closer look at the tiny park, small playground and old reservoir.

We did so last week on our way to Phillippou, with my cousin Tilda, who played there as a child. She gave us the grand tour.




This is the old water reservoir, which according to Tilda, provided water for a large proportion of Athens years ago. I have tried googling the area for more information, but could not find anything much.





The park is small but a welcome green shady spot in the middle of all the bustling city.




It leads to this café which is a very popular place to sit.







Lots of kids playing here - I can't remember the last time I saw kids climbing trees in a built-up area







This sign informed us that this is where Hadrian's Water Reservoir was located - a pity I could not get any information






We walked around for a bit





then walked to the edge of the elevation and could see the Acropolis in the distance




zooming in





and more




We then retraced our steps, past the summer cinema,




past the cafe




and then it was time for Phillippou, and lunch.












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