A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Athens, Greece

Almost done blogging about the trip. Next we went to Greece! Italy and Greece were always at the top of my list of places I wanted to go in Europe first. Luckily, Allison felt the same! So on we went to Greece.

Obviously I wanted to see the famous Greek ruins in Athens... but other than that, I didn't know what else Athens had to offer. As it turns out, it is just a HUGE city that we got really lost in and it wasn't even very pretty to look at. It took us 4 hours to get to the airport to our hostel. I mean... we are terrible with directions, but still. We were not loving Athens. We were mostly feeling like this the entire time...

I will tell you what we did love though. We loved how much cheaper it was. We also loved the food! YUM!!

Our full day in Athens, we wanted to see all of the main sites in Athens... but we no longer wanted to be lost or wanted to even try and figure out... well... anything. So we got on one of those hop on hop off tour buses that I have always avoided... and we sat there... most of the day. We didn't even get off the bus for almost 2 hours. We took the same route over and over again. It was SO HOT and we were just tired at this point of our trip.... but hey! We for sure saw Athens!

Highlights of the city seen from the bus.. the stadium.

And the Temple of Zeus.

The one spot we did get off at and spent lots of time was at the Acropolis. That was for sure the most beautiful part of Athens that we saw. Not only because you have the awesome ruins, but it has an AMAZING view of the city. Non of the pictures do it justice... but here are many pictures I took while we explored there.

First thing we saw was the theater, it is still used. They were actually setting up for a concert while we were exploring.

I also loved the Erechtheum.

Then of course the famous Parthenon.

*Allison told me to connect with my inner goddess*

We saw Athens... we were now done with the city and ready for the islands!


William said...

Athens looks ancient and HUGE! Love the pictures :) So cool that you got to see those places we study in history in person.

jamie hixon said...

Those ruins look amazing.

And good call on the tour bus. When we were in London it was overwhelming (as big cities often are) and on the last day we just got on a double decker tourist bus. We always wanted to avoid those too, but it was so nice to be driven around to all the places of note by someone who knew what they were doing and where they were going... we ended up loving it too.