I just loved Athens! Greeks are so nice in general but I really felt at home while I was in Athens. It is very easy to get around; the metro is just incredibly cute! It helps that it doesn’t have much time but it is very well designed.
I loved going during the summer because the clubs open the summer version of their venues in glyfada, voula and all the other southern suburbs. The parties here are so much fun and greek pop is fun to dance to also! It is amazing how greeks love their music and have so much fun.
You feel so realxed just walking around and absorbing the culture, blending in and just enyoing the moment. I loved walking around and seeing all of the shoes stores! Athens is ALL about shoe stores! And they are great! Monastiraki (the flea market) is more like a street of small stores rather than the image I had of a flea market and I found incredible things there!
I don’t know why people say that 2 days in Athens is enough, because there is MUCH to see in Athens! The Archeological museum itself, the ancient agora, the roman agora, the clubs, the soccer stadiums, athenian beaches, the acropolis, sounion (farther away), etc. etc.!
I also loved greek junk food! Me and my friend became obssessed with souvlakis and fries. We also tried moussaka, pastitsio, oh and the famous frappes!
And what is great about Athens is that once you are there you can take short roadtrips to anywhere in continental greece AND to the islands! We took day trips to Delphi, Micenae, Hydra, Poros, Aegina, Epidravros, the Corinth channel and then took off to the Cyclades!
Athens is more than a stop before the islands for me, and everyone who has explored it off the beaten track knows it too. :)over 7 years ago