A couple of weeks back I was in Athens for eight days. It was the Easter week in there, so the city was actually exceptionally empty and quiet as most of the locals were out of town. For me it was a perfect thing, not only because I generally enjoy quietness and calm places, but because Athens gave me a good break from chaotic Istanbul. Athens was beautiful and inspiring city. I fell in love with the hills and the seaside, but more than anything, even though I enjoyed my stay, it made me realize how strongly I'm attached to Istanbul.