In the summer of 2013, I went on an amazing Mother-Daughter trip to Greece. Greece was always my #1 place I wanted to visit while I was growing up, so getting to go there with my mom was the best experience ever.
I plan on sharing a photo-diary of each of the places I went to in Greece. We visited Athens, Rhodes, and Crete. This one is about my time spent in Athens.
I still remember the second we stepped off the plane. We had gone from 18 degrees Celsius into 40 degrees Celsius. OH MY. Were we hot or what. I was so proud of us as we navigated our way to our hotel via METRO! Edmonton has 1 train that literately runs in a straight line. You legit walk down one flight of stairs and you are there. That being said, I had never been on the train in Edmonton before, so this was my first experience with any sort of subway system.
Our hotel faced the Temple of Zeus and was incredible. Every morning, we would have breakfast on the rooftop of the hotel. The edge of the hotels roof was lined with mint leaves giving off a sweet smell. We would sit, and watch the sun rise up. We would gaze at the temple, and over at the Acropolis. I can still feel the way I felt sitting there having coffee. I never want that feeling to go away. It was pure bliss!
We did a lot in our time in Athens. We visited the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum, the Temple of Zeus, the Ancient Agora, Syntagma Square, Plaka, Panathenaic Stadium, Monastiraki, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Philopappos Monument, the Roman Agora and MUCH MUCH MORE!!
Here is some photos of my AMAZING time in Athens!
Have you been to Athens? What were your favorite parts of the city?!
Ps. If you are going to Athens, make sure to wander around at night. My mom and I ended up sitting on the Acropolis museum steps at midnight one night, and it was spectacular. The acropolis was lit up at night, there were street vendors selling nuts, and there was a man playing some sort of instrument. It was amazing, and mystical. One of my favorite memories. Remember, sometimes its the little things in life that matter the most.
PPS. If you are like me, YOU LIVE OFF OF A TRAVEL BOOK. You trust the info within its pages to help guide you to the best spots in the city. My FAVORITE travel book is Lonely Planet Pocket Books. They tell you tips on things like how to get the most out of a short trip, or about hidden entrances where you can beat a lineup. They are amazing! Click here for the ATHENS edition!
PPS. We stayed at the Athens Gate Hotel & I highly recommend it because of its outstanding service and EXCELLENT central location!
From Meg, With Love