While there is a lot of history in Athens, hence the many archaeological sites and museums, depending on your interests the Greek Capital may not occupy your entire holiday. Or maybe you have a lot of time to spend when you visit the city of Athens. Either way, it would be nice to explore the surrounding treasures without venturing out too far from the hotel you’ve already paid. So here are 12 amazing day trips from Athens, to really get to know Greece! The list starts with the usual recommendations, but you’ll find the off-the-beaten path experiences towards the end!Continue reading
Within walking distance of the Acropolis Area and the Koukaki District, Monastiraki is a place you should add to your list when you visit Athens. Taking a stroll through this animated neighborhood will prove to you that there are so many things to do in Athens. And this can range from visiting historical and commercial sites to indulging in local cuisine and getting lost in thrift markets.
Join me on a tour in Monastiraki to taste the cultural cocktail of the Greek Capital!Continue reading
There are many things to do in Athens, but the most popular one must be to visit the Acropolis. However, this animated city has a lot more to offer, besides its numerous historic landmarks.
Read this post if you want to know what to look for while visiting the Acropolis Hill. Also, learn the best things to do in the Acropolis Area of the city of Athens!Continue reading
The day after going up on Lycabettus Hill, it rained a lot so we spent the a lot of time in the apartment. In addition, my father wasn’t feeling so well, therefore when we finally did go out, it was just me and Mathieu. The two of us spent a lazy afternoon in Athens, and stumbled upon interesting things.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 we had split up from my parents for the day, as we were looking to explore the area in different ways. They chose to go on an Athens coastal tram ride.
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!Continue reading
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 of finally getting to one of Europe’s most important harbors throughout history and I had no idea it was going to be that easy to get to Piraeus!Continue reading