kamila

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Athens pictures: a photo walk through the capital of Greece

(Last Updated On: 09/10/2017)

For some reason Athens, or Greece in general, have never attracted me. Unlike most of the people I didn’t dream of visiting it. Even though I loved Athens pictures I saw online ancient history and culture aren’t my passion, I’m not a big fan of being lazy on the beach and I heard a lot of negativity about the capital (but of course I love Greek food!). But, like always, a really good deal on flights made me book a trip to Greece. And it turned out to be one of the biggest traveling surprises for me, I loved it big time!

What I loved about Athens

I was in awe of amazing street art scene and so many great alternative spots of Athens. But typical touristy places didn’t disappoint me either. Despite the super long history Athens wasn’t as beautiful as Rome or Jerusalem but that’s not what I was hoping for. Actually I had no expectations at all and I had let Athens surprise me. I really enjoyed wandering narrow backstreets of Plaka, the old historical neighborhood located at the footsteps of Acropolis. Of course main touristy routes were crowded with people but parallel streets were blissfully empty and quiet, with occasional cats warming up lazily in the sun.

Visiting Acropolis

Stepping into Acropolis was like entering a different world – busy, hustled, overcrowded. I literally had to wait in the line to climb the steps onto the plateau that back in the Late Bronze Age was the fortified town of Athens. But despite that overwhelming number of people it was an incredible feeling to walk around the site that is so full of history and is a well known symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. The ancient remnants are scattered around the whole city and seeing each of them gives a great perspective of our civilization.


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Athens pictures

After spending 3 days in Athens I kept asking myself why I waited so long to go there. While I can understand people not being fully impressed with the city I found it a really great destination that I hope to revisit soon, maybe as a part of one week in Greece or even longer trip! Just take a look at these Athens pictures and judge yourself!

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There are 22 Comments.

  1. lamesha
    06:44 25/08/2014

    I have never really thought about going to Athens, but just like you, I love Greek food. Your post makes me want to look at going now.

  2. Emily Ray
    19:33 04/09/2014

    Gorgeous photos! I'm heading to Athens next month, and your photos have made me super excited :D x

  3. Marissa Tejada
    20:56 21/10/2015

    Aw, glad you ended up loving Athens! You took some great photos of my adopted city. Yes, the street art is really great.

    • kami
      16:39 15/11/2015

      Thank you! Yes, Athens was pretty awesome, I wouldn’t mind returning there!

  4. Iza Zawadzka
    19:21 15/12/2017

    17 lat temu i wracam w przyszłym!

  5. Enya Rosez
    20:27 15/12/2017

    2 times! I have nice memories but beware for the smog!! It made me sick both times at the end of summer.

    • Kami and the rest of the world
      06:27 16/12/2017

      wow, I’ve never thought of Athens as the city of smog but good to know! Thank you!

  6. David Westaway
    20:35 15/12/2017

    Had 2 full days there in 2015 but one of them coincided with the National Protest Day in late November which basically shuts the city’s CBD down. Loved what I got to see and returning for another few days next year.

    • Kami and the rest of the world
      06:25 16/12/2017

      that’s so bad about the protests but at least you have a reason to go back :)

    • David Westaway
      09:27 16/12/2017

      I managed to see the Archaeological Museum before it shut down for the afternoon. So it was still worrhwhile.

  7. Anna Mikołajczyk
    20:38 15/12/2017

    Tak I wbrew opiniom krążącym o tym mieście bardzo nam się podobało :)

    • Kami and the rest of the world
      06:29 16/12/2017

      bo Ateny są fantastyczne! Też mi się podobało!!

    • Anna Mikołajczyk
      08:40 16/12/2017

      Zdecydowanie tak :) Widok Akropolu to było dla nas ;)

  8. Mel Mewburn
    23:34 15/12/2017

    I loved Athens! So many hidden gems and amazing food and beautiful people. Have been twice and I can’t wait to head back.

  9. Angie Ng
    00:44 16/12/2017

    Yes, will pay another visit in may soon .

    • Kami and the rest of the world
      06:29 16/12/2017

      great! It must be so beautiful in May there!

  10. Pauline McCarthy
    04:50 16/12/2017

    Yes loved it!!

  11. Shandra Middleton
    08:52 16/12/2017

    I was there for a week at the end of October 2015. Spent at least three of those days sick in the hotel, but enjoyed most of what I experienced otherwise, haha.

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