The economic crisis certainly didn’t put us off from travelling to Greece this summer. And why should it, the country still has plenty to offer and tourism certainly lends them a helping hand. This year we decided to visit the capital Athens as well as the Cycladic island of Santorini (once again) so keep an eye out for some snaps from our revisit.
Although mainland Greece is not as popular as some of the Greek islands such as Mykonos and Santorini, Athens is a city that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s one of the world’s oldest cities and is filled with history and culture. This is evident pretty much everywhere you turn; whether you’re visiting the ruins of the Acropolis and Parthenon, or browsing the historic markets in the Plaka area. The best view of Athens can be seen from the many hills and mountains that surround the city. If you get the chance to climb up to the Acropolis, don’t forget to take your camera as you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views of the city. One thing that didn’t go unnoticed during our stay was the large amount of graffiti around the city. Street artists seem to cover pretty much any surface that can be sprayed upon including historical buildings and monuments.
The food in Athens is great. The city centre isn’t too far from the coast so fresh seafood and local produce is readily available. Restaurants are busy until after midnight and were relatively inexpensive with most meals costing under 30-40 Euros for two people. Be sure to try out some local greek salad and souvlaki, it turned out to be our staple diet whilst in Athens!