Anyways, this set of pictures is from the first two days. (By the way, you can click on most of these to enlarge them.) We flew to Athens, walked around the area for an hour or so, and shopped in the plaka, which is the Athenian marketplace.
I took this picture on the plane. It was nice to see the coastline from so high up.
We had a layover at Madrid. Doesn't the airport look amazing? Those colored v-shaped structures went down the middle of the whole airport. Plus, if you go farther down, the structures change color gradually until they display the full color spectrum.
In addition to all the cats in Greece, which you saw in one of my photos at the beginning of this post (in fact, there are so many cats in Greece that there are tourist shirts with cartoon sketches of "all the cats of Greece") ... anyways, there are tons of stray dogs too. The dogs are big. Huge. They look like wolves, not dogs. And we got into a scary encounter with them.