Don’t Skip Athens

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I didn’t know what to expect from Athens. I hadn’t heard the most positive things about the city and some people even said to skip it and just transfer directly to Mykonos. But I am SO glad that my hubby and I didn’t listen to any of the negative comments. Athens was quite enjoyable and I definitely recommend spending a day or two there (it was 1.5 days for me to be exact).

A for Athens was perfectly located in walking distance to the Acropolis. It was clean and modern and also an easy metro ride from the airport (~45 min in transit, ~5 min walk). The hotel had a great complimentary breakfast and fun rooftop bar with a perfect night view of the city. Do I recommend this hotel? Absolutely!

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We woke up early to have a quick breakfast before heading to the Acropolis for it’s 8am opening. All of the books that I read made me nervous about crowds, but getting there when the gates opened was perfect.

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There were endless photo ops!

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(that’s my hubby!)

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In addition to the many ruins to explore around the Acropolis, the neighborhoods below were also nice to see.

Being a major foodie, I always aim to find the best restaurants and Atitamos didn’t disappoint. This adorable restaurant was located on a quiet corner tucked away from the touristy areas of the city, and had a welcoming staff. The food was incredible, and my husband and I both had an app, mains, dessert and a complimentary drink for 18.5 euro! There were a few other places I tried during my stay, but this is the one that stood out as a favorite. But honestly, you can’t go too wrong with Greek food.

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A few more scenic pics (there was a lot of graffiti in the city!)…

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Next stop in Greece, Mykonos!

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