With some time still on our hands before our early afternoon flight from Athens to Copenhagen we took a breakfast in our hotel and then wandered up through the streets nearby to the Areos Park (Pedion tou Areos – Field of Mars).
This large, recently renovated park is one of the largest in the city and was a pleasant enough place to spend an hour or so before going back to the hotel, doing our last bit of packing and taking a taxi to Syntagma Square where we had a cup of tea before boarding the airport bus.
So we ended our Balkan adventure in another featureless airport ready to return to rainy Bergen but what a time we’d had. A lifetime of memories, more photographs than is healthy and one of the most fantastic holidays we’ve ever had or are ever likely to have. With that it was goodbye to the Balkans – to Greece, to Albania and to Kosova. Now we only have to think of something to top it next year.