Athens, a place full of history. Where do I begin? I have visited Molyvos & Mytilini on Lesvos island, Zakynthos, Crete and Athens. The scenery was so pretty in each of these places, the atmosphere was always cheerful, the food was fantastic and the people were friendly.
I had a quick browse through my blog and realised I’ve never had the chance to document my trip to Athens. I think this trip may have taken place just before the creation of Prettygreentea. So, I thought I’d share a few photos from Athens alongside 4 things I think everyone should do in the city:
Walk up to the top of the Acropolis – If it’s a sunny day (a high chance of this in Greece) take sunglasses, a hat and cool clothing. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes because it’s a steep walk up to the top. However, it’s totally worthwhile, seeing the Parthenon’s iconic architecture was a real highlight for me. There’s so much to see so make sure you give yourself a couple of hours to explore. The view across the city is stunning, I believe they’re one of the best.
Explore Plaka – This is one of Athens oldest neighbourhoods. Browse the shops on the narrow streets, enjoy a classic frappe and take lots of photos of the beautiful flowers. It’s an ideal place to grab some lunch after your walk up to the Acropolis. I’ve also heard that the Museum of Musical Instruments is worth a visit too.
Visit Syntagma Square – Here you will find the Greek Parliament Building. Be sure to watch the changing of the guards outside of the parliament building. Not far from here you will find the National History Museum which is housed in the old parliament building. It’s a small museum but a must visit if you want to learn about Greek history.
Eat lots of delicious food – Greek food is the best. I love to have meze whenever I’m in the country. You order a selection of small plates and share them with your group of friends. Think olives, feta, tzatziki, stuffed vine leaves (dolmadakia) and seafood. Don’t forget to try a shout of ouzo and of course, baklava.
My auntie who lives out in Athens says that Little Kook (17 Karaiskaki Georgiou, Athens 105 54, Greece) is a fun and unusual place to visit. It’s a cafe which changes the decor and staff costumes to fit with the holidays. I hope I get to go back soon and visit Little Kook.
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