Happy Friday all! Today I’m throwing it back to vacation from a few weeks ago.
We arrived in Athens at 9:30 a.m. (their time) after more than 10 hours of air travel. In retrospect, trying to navigate public transportation on severe jet lag probably wasn’t the best idea… but… after nearly 2 hours of trying to metro to our hotel we finally made it!
Good thing Athens totally made up for the sleep deprivation.
Our first night we stayed at A for Athens, an ok hotel in an excellent location. The photo above is a view from their balcony over the Monastiraki metro station and the plaza out front.
If you do nothing else in Athens, get the $30 euro multi day pass. It’s 100 percent worth it if you’re in Athens for more than a day. Our first day we explored the side streets around our hotel, had some amazing eggplant and Greek salad, trekked up to the Acropolis, and enjoyed the view.
It wasn’t until after we came back from Santorini that we were able to explore the rest of Athens and use the tickets for the Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and the Roman Agora.
We found the city remarkably walkable. When we flew back into Athens from Santorini we stayed in Lycabettus and when I looked at the city on a map I thought we’d definitely need to taxi back to the Acropolis area. However, once we started walking, we realized we weren’t far at all.
If you’re in the area, I would definitely recommend making a pit stop at Falafellas. A tasty falafel shop in the plaka.
Any Athens travel recommendations? Feel free to share them below!