afternoon in athens

A rainy afternoon in Athens

The day after going up on Lycabettus Hill, it rained a lot so we spent there a lot of time in the apartment. But when it stopped, we spent a lovely afternoon in Athens. Actually, my father wasn’t feeling so well, therefore when we finally did go out, it was just me and Mathieu. So join us on our lazy afternoon in Athens and stumbled upon interesting things. A visit to the Herakleidon Museum We started by visiting the Herakleidon Museum, with displays about science, art, and mathematics. It was Mathieu’s choice. His interest in this museum sparked up every time we …

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What to do in Athens: Go up on Lycabettus Hill

After our visit to Piraeus, we spent the remaining days in the heart of the Greek Capital. And, to take a better look at all the incredible places to visit in Athens, we went up on Lycabettus Hill, the highest point of the city. Therefore, when you’re wondering what to do in Athens, go up here. You’ll soon get some inspiration on what to visit next! Together with the Acropolis and Philopappos Hill, Lycabettus Hill is a great place to view the entire city of Athens. In one gaze, you can see from the center of Athens all the way to the coast, in Piraeus. Find out how to get …

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Riding the Athens coastal tram

While on a visit to Piraeus, Mathieu and I made plans to sail the Mediterranean while sipping on Sangrias. It was during our family trip to Athens, but my parents went on the Athens coastal tram ride instead. To give you an idea of both ways to go on a visit to Piraeus, I asked my mother to put down in words their side of that day. So below you have my mother’s story of their ride on the Athens coastal tram! Getting to the Athens Coastal Tram The winding roads of Piraeus, in Athens, reveal with each turn the slightly deserted …

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How the visit to Piraeus changed our lives

In the first days of our family trip to Athens, we visited the Acropolis and Anafiotika, followed by Monastiraki and the Roman vestiges in Plaka. But this was Greece, and I just couldn’t bear being there without seeing the sea. So I convinced everyone to go on a visit to Piraeus! Once separate cities, Piraeus is now part of Athens. The capital city of Greece is growing more horizontally than vertically, covering 39 sqkm in 2016. (And Greater Athens covers 583 sqkm!) I was really excited about finally getting to one of Europe’s most important harbors throughout history and I had no idea it was going to …

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Places to visit in Athens: Monastiraki and Plaka

After our visit to the famous Acropolis, the third day in the Greek Capital was for exploring even more outdoor places to visit in Athens on foot. We ate some bougatsa for breakfast near our apartment, then went to the subway. We got out at Monastiraki Square, a very lively and crowded area in the city of Athens. Therefore it took a bit of time to get our bearings and get on our way. You can see how confused we looked that morning in the animated photo below: Church of St. Mary Pantanassa, in Monastiraki Square The church which is in the background of the image …

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What everyone must visit in the City of Athens

Last Spring, Mathieu and I went on a family trip to Athens, with my parents. Our flight to the Greek Capital landed late in the afternoon, so after going to the city of Athens from the airport, we only had time for dinner in the first evening. However, this came as an advantage the next day. After a good night’s sleep, we woke up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to discover the first place everyone must visit in the city of Athens: the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Visiting the Acropolis of Athens The Acropolis of Athens isn’t the only acropolis in the world, but it …

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Our unplanned family trip to Athens

Last spring, the very next day after arriving in Bucharest from Rome, we got on a plane to go on a family trip to Athens. While it was Mathieu’s first time visiting Greece, I was returning for the ninth or tenth time. However, it was my first visit to Athens. I was very curious to see the capital and discover more of Greece’s history. At the same time, I was wondering if Athens resembled the rest of Greece or if it was completely different. Read on and come on a family trip to Athens with me! How we ended up going on a …

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