I first stopped in Greece on my epic road trip of 2012, but I didn’t feel I’d done it justice. I hadn’t been to Athens, and the history nerd in me knew I needed to get there.
I took a 4-day weekend and did just that in February 2014. Athens was everything I’d hoped it would be.
I spent that first afternoon and evening just walking around, soaking in the footsteps of history. It was all around.
I also went up to this great hilltop for views out over the city and saw the Parliament with its funnily-dressed soldiers.
If you like walking around and just running into history and modernism right next to each other, Athens is the place for it!
The next day, of course I went up to the Acropolis. Wow!
Think of all the philosophical giants who walked around here.
The next day, I took a bus down to Sounion for the Temple of Poseidon there. I was speechless.
I got back late that night via bus and tried this place called Health Ecology, which is a vegetarian counter service place. SKIP IT! Wow, it was bland, cheap quality, not good, rude, and you can’t get any kind of mix plate, etc. I had to buy 2 full items to try 2 things, and both sucked.
The next morning, I headed out to the old Olympics stadium from the 1892 re-inauguration of the Olympics. Super cool! The audio guide was worth paying for.
From here, I stopped by this really cool shop called Bamboo Vegan Store for some snacks for the road. Go visit this place. Really friendly people, tons of great snacks to try, plus fresh-baked local goods. Mmm.
Before heading to the airport, I also had lunch at Avocado. Oh. My. Try the Avocado Burger (I’m a burger pro, and this one is fantastic) and the chocolate cake. I was stufffffed on my flight, and I was super happy with my time in Athens.This entry was posted in Athens, Europe, Greece