For many, Greece is a dream destination. And in fact, it feels like dream once you arrive. Perched on the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the mountainous terrain and gorgeous beaches are enough to lure travelers. Add in the incredible ancient historic sites and fabulous cuisine and you might never want to leave! And Athens is a great start when visiting this beautiful country.
You can’t visit Athens without stumbling across ruins. The most famous of course is the Acropolis where you will see a ton of temples in various states of disrepair. All around the famed mountain in the center of town are more ancient ruins, broken columns and historic buildings, great shopping, dining and places to enjoy the views. In fact, some of the most incredible nights I spent in Athens was in the winding little streets around the Acropolis, one where stairs climb the hill with restaurants and bars lining each side and people sit on cushions on the steps enjoying the fabulous night air and the glowing ruins above. So much to discover and enjoy!
Some travel tips:
- Yes, everything is written in Greek letters! Even my gps showed the names of the streets in Greek. BUT all the street signs have the roman alphabet below so if you can use google maps or a tourist map, check the bottom of the street signs to help find your way!