As mentioned I took a small holiday last week and visited Athens and then the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The weather was beautiful the whole time and both places have their own charm. I wasn’t anticipating much from Athens but I really enjoyed it there. It’s grungy, there is graffiti everywhere and a bit of filth on the ground but look past that and the city has a style of its own.
The laneways leading up to the Parthenon twist and turn and cafes line the sidewalks. Flowers crawl up the walls of the buildings and once you get up the mountain the view across Athens is incredible. Houses and buildings spread for miles and taking in the view while the sun is setting is pretty spectacular.
There is such a lively vibe as you walk through Plaka. Restaurants are loud and filled with people and the food is so good. I had the best Greek yoghurt I’ve ever eaten and the gyros are amazing. So too is the feta. And the Greek coffee. I could go on and on!
Next week I’ll be putting together a post for the Amalfi Coast so stay tuned.
If you would like to see more you can read my 10 things to do in Athens over at Sourced Cities.